Date: Saturday, January 8, 2011
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: Coffee Foundry
Address: 186 West 4th St (btwn 6th & 7th Ave), New York, NY
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152398684809627
The Coffee Foundry’s “Acoustic Saturdays” series is proud to present, Cynthia Lin.
“With catchy tunes, lyrics that can be both heartfelt and heartbreaking, and a voice so gorgeous, Cynthia Lin is one to look out for on the NYC independent music scene.” – Vandal Music Blog
“Lin’s music stylings hint at past greats, yet sound fresh with a distinct charm.” – Adam Simkin, EntertainmentDC.com
Drawing comparisons to Edith Piaf and Joni Mitchell, San Francisco-based singer/songwriter Cynthia Lin captivates audiences with a rich, outsized voice and witty, honest storytelling. Since 2003, Cynthia has released three albums independently and toured colleges and venues across the country. Her first album Blue and Borderlined was featured on NPR’s Open Mic series, and her second album Doppelganger was named one of the Top 5 Asian American Albums of 2007 by AsiaXpress.com. The uncommon blend of retro jazz with acoustic fingerstyle guitar and a bluesy vocal delivery makes Cynthia’s style unmistakable yet classic.
On her latest album Microscope, released in October 2010, Cynthia takes full artistic ownership; she recorded, arranged, engineered, mixed, and produced the nine-song collection, which includes three reinterpreted covers. The songs revolve around escapism, longing, hope, and ultimately self-discovery; the stories range from an overseas travelogue (Holiday) to an activist rally song (New Day) to a look at oneself through the eye of another (Microscope). The album is available exclusively cynthialin.com in multiple formats, including digital download and deluxe packages with a hand-letterpressed recycled cardboard CD case, printed by Cynthia herself.
Cynthia also appears on the Magnetic North & Taiyo Na album Home:Word (Home:Word Sound 2010), and frequently presents workshops to teach and encourage young people to empower their voices and follow their passions.