June 22, 2009

Concert Review: Myra Flynn @ The Flynn Space

On Saturday night, local Vermont artist Myra Flynn released her debut album, Crooked Measures to a packed house at the Flynn Theater's Flynn Space in Burlington Vermont.

Julia Brown opened the program, followed by Justin Levinson, before Myra took the stage. Brown was a fantastic opener out of New York, while Levinson is another Vermont musican with a country-folk feel.

reviewed Crooked Measures in May and found it to be a fantastic first effort of a musican. Myra's journey to this point is hardly an easy one. Laid off from her newspaper job in Burlington, she began to turn her attention towards shifting her part-time music job to a full time career in music.

This made the concert here particularly special to her, I think. Rather than a mere concert haralding in the latest offerings in their career, this felt like more of a celebration of finally reaching the point that many artists fail to reach. As a result, the entire concert had a certain vibe and energy that you don't usually hear and see, and that made the entire night special for everyone there.

For those who missed the evening, Myra will be doing a second release party on June 27th in Montpelier's Black Door, and has a slew of upcoming concerts here in Vermont, which can be seen

Set List:

Long Fall Down
Just Because
So It Goes
Hold It Up
What Am I
Small Talk
Where Do You Go
Encore: Miss Independence

Sunshine - Myra Flynn