Solo or with a Band

Lynn performs solo-vocals and guitar or with a band that is comprised of Steve Wolf (bass), Dave Abe (violin, fiddle, penny whistle) and Jimmy Brink (percussion). Harmony vocals include Keely Hollyfield.

Lynn has shared concerts with Tret Fure, Tom Prasada Rao, Tony Denikos, Al Petteway and Amy White, Jillian Matundan, Marcy Cochran, Annette Wasalik, Michelle Swan, Susan Rowe. Lynn has opened for Jesse Winchester, Loudon Wainwright III, Kate Campbell, Bill Staines, Christine Lavin, Craig Birkhardt, Ronny Cox, Caitlin Canty and Jonathan Byrd. Lynn has performed at various venues: The Birchmere, RAMS Head, The Cellar Stage, Institute of Musical Traditions, The Washington Folk Festival, The Takoma Park Folk Festivals, The Lyceum, FOCUS Music Venues, Brewer’s Alley, George Mason University, Kennedy Center and numerous house concerts/Wedding events.


Blend a powerful singer, crisp acoustic guitar player and a heartfelt observer of the world and you have singer-songwriter, Lynn Hollyfield. Her “indie-folk-pop style” (Leicasterbangs, UK) reflects an infusion of many influences including great jazz artists, such as Ella Fitzgerald, to contemporary influences of John Hiatt, Shawn Colvin and CSNY. The resulting blend~her own voice mingling wit, a silky sweetness and thoughtful reverie to her songwriting and performance.


LOOK UP (2024)

In The Balance (2014)

Winter’s Gift – Holiday Single (2011)

Cold Front – Holiday Single (2010)

Layers (2010)

Blue & Green – Hollyfield & Spruill (1996)

Slipping Time – Hollyfield & Spruill (1992)



A Children’s Book: A Song Story with Illustrations by Lona Powell, Song by Lynn

An interactive Children’s Story, listen via QR code or download of the song, as you read along.

What people are saying:

“We love it! We sang along as we read the book! So much fun!” – KD

‘My daughter thought this was really fun and we love how there is a QR code that you can scan to listen to the song. The pictures and the accompanying song make this book fun and interactive.’ – BR, Amazon Reviewer

Music Videos

Awards & Acknowledgements


  • Mid Atlantic Songwriting Contest Finalist “Jezebel” Jazz/Vocal Category and an Honorable Mention was received for ‘JUST BEGIN,’ in the Folk Category


  • Winner of a POSI Award – Songwriting Contest for “Because of You”


  • MASC Wins: Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest Honorable Mentions for “Liams Lullaby,” Children’s Category


  • Finalist in the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest: JAZZ/BLUES VOCAL Category for “Warm Me from the Winter Wind.”
  • Semi-Finalist, Bernard Ebb Songwriting Contest for 3 songs-waiting to progress to Finalist position to perform for the Grand Prize $10,000!
  • Lynn participated in the Acoustic Guitar Project, an international project for songwriter’s-ONE Guitar, ONE Song, ONE Week. Lynn wrote ‘Choose Love.’
  • Performed at the PEO Women’s Conference, Baltimore, MD


  • Honorable Mention in Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest-Children’s category for “The Tree, The Ship and Me.”
  • Lynn listed in the TOP Artists-Radio Crystal Blue Podcast for 2016.
  • Semi-Finalist for the song, LAYERS in the UK Songwriting Contest
  • Lynn’s song INSIDE OUT was featured in the Goddess Diaries, a play by Carol Campbell. Lynn performed the song as part of the theater presentation at George Mason University.
  • Received a WAMMIE NOMINATION for Best Contemporary Folk Vocalist, Washington Area Music Awards.
  • Invited to showcase at the SSCAPEMAY-Singer-Songwriter Conference, March 18, 2016.


  • Lynn Hollyfield-placed in the TOP 100 RadioCrystalBlue for 2015, DJ-Dan Herman
  • Semi-Finalist for 3 songs in the UK Songwriting Contest
  • Nominee for 5 Washington Area Music Awards: Best Contemporary Folk Vocalist, Best Contemporary Folk Album – In The Balance, Best CD Design (Noah Urban), Songwriter of the Year and Artist of the Year! Performed at the Washington Area Music Association Awards Ceremony at the State Theater, Arlington, VA
  • Semi-Finalist in the Bernard Ebb Songwriting Competition, Bethesda, MD


  • In The Balance listed as one of the TOP ALBUMS for 2014, FOLKDJ Listserv
  • Received 4MASC Wins: Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest Honorable Mentions for Because of You and Winter’s Gift in the Folk category, Fear the Wind in the Adult Contemporary Category and Life and its Beauty in the Vocal Jazz/Blues category.
  • Listed in TOP 99 Artists for 2014 by Radio Crystal Blue.


  • Received a WAMMIE nomination (Washington Area Music Association Awards) for Best Contemporary Folk Vocalist.
  • Listed in TOP 99 Artists for 2013 by Radio Crystal Blue.


  • Lynn ran a successful ‘Kickstarter’ (crowd funding) campaign and raised $14,500 (kickstarter $10,800 and off-line donations of ~$3,700) for her next recording. Here is a link to the campaign:
  • Received a WAMMIE nomination (Washington Area Music Association Awards) for Best Contemporary Folk Vocalist.


  • Listed in TOP 99 Artists for 2011 by Radio Crystal Blue.
  • Winter’s Gift-Lynn’s new holiday single, receives radio airplay.
  • Washington Area Music Association: 4 WAMMIE Nominations for Best Contemporary Folk Album, Best Contemporary Folk Vocalist, Best Debut Recording, Songwriter of the Year.
  • Indie International Songwriting Contest Winner-“Layers” #8 in Folk
  • MASC Winner! Boats Gone by and Layers received Honorable Mentions in the Folk Category of MASC (The Mid-Atlantic Song Contest) 2010!


  • LAYERS is listed as one of the TOP ALBUMS OF 2010 and in the TOP ARTISTS of 2010 as compiled by Richard Gillman from FOLKDJ- radio playlists!
  • John Rumsey, Folk DJ with WKVR, 89.3FM, Folk Alley named LAYERS in his final TOP 5 CD’s for 2010! LAYERS is keeping good company with Natalie Merchant-Leave Your Sleep; Mary Chapin Carpenter-Age of Miracles; Navigators-Sea Miner; and Chris Kokesh-October Valentine!
  • Lynn’s holiday single, COLD FRONT came in at #19 for Top Songs, December 2010, Folk DJ Playlist! Cold Front is on The Hudson Harding Holiday Sampler-Volume 5 which was #2 for Top Albums on the Folk DJ December Playlist.
  • Mark Michaelis, WGDR Folk Music Director-Host; Acoustic Harmony, 91.1 FM, VT listed LAYERS as one of the Top 20 New Releases – WGDR New Folk /Americana Library consecutively for the months of August & September, October, November & December 2010!
  • June 2010 LAYERS was on the FOLK DJ Charts is Number 13 for TOP ALBUMS of JUNE 2010; Lynn Hollyfield was Number 19 for the TOP ARTISTS OF JUNE 2010.
  • Steve Clarke, Host: Acoustic Planet (Thursdays 8 to 10 pm), Erin Radio — CHES 101.5 FM, Streaming Broadcast:, “What a terrific album you’ve created with LAYERS, It’s my pick of the month (June) here on Acoustic Planet.”

Past Awards

  • 1999 MASC (Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest Winner: Watching the Sky 3rd Place, Cold As Stone 5th place, Bad Kitty and For All You Bring-Honorable Mention in the Folk Category,
  • 1996 Hollyfield & Spruill-Wammie Nomination for Best Acoustic Duo
  • 1995 MASC: Finalist: Feel Like Seeing You, Talkin’ Funny-Hon. Mention.
  • 1994 Hollyfield & Spruill-Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
  • 1993 WAMMIE NOMINATIONS: Hollyfield & Spruill received 5 Nominations-Best Folk Album, Best Acoustic Duo, Best Debut Album, Album of the Year, Best New Artist/Group.
  • 1993 MASC: Finalist: Watching the Sky-Folk, Change- SemiFinalist in the Folk and Country categories
  • 1992 MASC: Semi-finalist-For All You Bring and Honorable Mentions: Oh Brother & Tree Blues.