Northwind Arts Center welcomes Simon Lynge, Tuesday January 8 at 2:00pm, in a free concert at Discovery View Retirement Community, 1051 Hancock Street in Port Townsend.
Simon Lynge's music has a way of captivating one's soul, at once melodic and beautiful, yet powerful in its presence and boldness. His lyrics are poetic, and speak candidly from personal experience, sometimes of inner darknesses and existential challenges.
Recently honored with a nomination from the 16th annual Independent Music Awards for his last record, he also just released his fourth album, Deep Snow, recorded in a secluded cottage in the green hills of Wales, and in the eclectic atmosphere of Narcissus Studios in London.
Simon grew up in both Denmark and Greenland, where his father is an acclaimed accordion player, and his grandfather was a composer and conductor and namesake of a church choir in Qaqortoq, which still exists to this day.
Simon's music brought him to Copenhagen first, then to the UK and the US. His last album, The Map of Your Life, was recently nominated in The 2018 Independent Music Awards in New York. He has had several song placements on US network television and film, appeared on BBC Breakfast TV, performed at the Glastonbury Festival, toured with Emmylou Harris and when he's not wielding his instrument he can often be found on a soccer pitch, much like his idol, Bob Marley.
The Arts to Elders concert series is an outreach service of Northwind Arts Center in cooperation with Port Townsend’s five senior residential care centers. The concerts rotate among the centers, but are open and free to all.