lynn frances anderson projects

Songwriter Series, A New Band, Tribute Project

Lynn Frances Anderson currently has three new projects. Lynn launches a new songwriter series at Strum in April 2020 featuring top songwriters – both seasoned and up-and-coming. Lynn’s new band has a new sound. Lynn is excited to add pedal steel to her new Americana, Roots-Rock, Alt Country Band! Lynn is also planning a special Pretenders Tribute Show!

Lynn wearing one of her favorite Jodi Head guitar straps

THE new band

Lynn’s new band features rich vocal harmonies and pedal steel!

Bluesy-Americana, Roots-Rock, Alt Country Band

  • Robin Suskind  Robin has been playing music professionally for most of his life. Raised in a musical family and exposed to a wide range of musical genres, he played his first paying gig at 15. In his early 20’s, he was a founding member of country rock pioneer Pure Prairie League, began playing pedal steel in his early 30’s and went on to perform with numerous NW country acts including Sundance, The Electric Range, Kindling and The McKenzie River Band. More recently, he toured with the Vancouver WA Americana band: The Pearls and played on their debut album. He currently plays steel in The Oregon Trailers, with The Tom Armstrong Band, with Matt Buetow and the Western Stars, and with Joe Kerry New and the Usual Suspects. Over the past nine years, he and son Joe have performed as the bluegrass duo Buckwheat with Robin on guitar, mandolin and guitar-banjo. They also played together in the Dogwood String Band. And Robin played pedal steel with son Joe’s award winning Americana Bluegrass band Never Come Down. 
  • Allen Markel  Bassist with a degree in Jazz Performance, Allen has toured the globe with a variety of bands – from blues to jazz. Allen is recognized for his versatility and deep groove.
  • Mike Snyder  Known as a key contributor to the development of Roland’s V-Drums, Mike has given over 1000 workshops and clinics. He is recognized worldwide as an eDrum Guru. Mike is well-known in Los Angeles and NW recording scenes for his work on hundreds of albums, film and television soundtracks. From every Mel Brooks movie to Little Mermaid, Mike also writes the “Focus on Tech” column and feature articles in DRUM! Magazine.
  • John Mannenbach  John and Lynn worked as duo partners for many years, producing her first two albums together. When her career took her on the road, John stayed behind to raise his family. John and wife, Molly’s beautiful boys are grown with lives of their own, so, fans will be thrilled to know Lynn and John are working together again! John will be serving as musical director for the group.

Tribute Project

The Pretenders

Anderson will be performing a limited number of Pretenders Tribute Concerts

  • Find Concerts- Ticketed theatre shows.
  • Favorite Songs- All Pretenders.
  • Follow Online- Live streaming.