Barbara Lynn Doran EP
I was born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario a main suburb outside Toronto. I have always been a musician and a singer. Music has always been a haven where I could escape to, a place to express my feeling from love, frustration to sadness, and where I could figure things out. It has kept me sane through the trial and tribulation in my life and for that I am thankful. I started singer as soon as I could string a sentence together and coming from a family of musicians definitely can influence you. My grandfather played the piano from ear, and all my uncles are musician and have played in bands at one time or another. My mom is a beautiful singer, but to this day suffers from severe stage fright. I learned to play the organ when I was eight years old, and began writing songs at 16. I played in every school band possible, stage band, concert band (playing flute) and sang solo at the school mass as well. I decided to pursue music more seriously when I was twenty and recorded my first demo, taught myself to play guitar and put together my first indie band. My favorite artist when I was young was Olivia Newton John, I had all her records and knew all her songs by heart. I was obsessed with Grease and knew all those songs too. Then when Madonna released her first album I was hooked on her, but they wouldn't let me sing "Like A Virgin" at my Catholic School talent night go figure. I bought all her albums and learn to sing all of her songs. Then I found the likes of Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, The Cranberries, Sarah McLaughlin and Alanis Morissette and began listening to music from so many genres.Many people kept telling me I should sing country music, but I didn't grow up listen to Country, my mom loved The Beatles and my dad was a huge Elvis fan. So until I really started to listen to country music as many of today's country artist crossed over into the world of pop/rock music I couldn't see why I was being told that. It was at that time I realize that the artist I was fit perfectly into this new sounding Country Music. I'm so excited about this release, not only is it my first Country Music release, but I'm also excited about my co-writer and producer Murray Daigle and the many doors this release is opening up for me. When it comes to recording I love the quiet of the studio where you can hear yourself well and try to capture that performance of a lifetime. This album is a labour of love and most who have heard it so far love it. I'm very proud of the CD and I hope you will love it too.