LYN Besse McGinnis


 One woman, one guitar & a suitcase full of original songs.

NEWS from Lyn:  

June 9, 2017 - Super excited about the CANADIAN SONGWRITING CHALLENGE this weekend with Justin Gray!  Song writing, recording & surrounded by creative souls.  Thank you SaskMusic!

April 5th, 2017 - My song The Veil of Tamar is a semi-finalist in the Canadian Songwriting Competition!  

March 31st, 2017 - Saskatchewan Country Music Association Awards Weekend in Saskatoon!  Played the Songwriters' Circle Friday night.  Just finished a new song called Deja Vu so I played it!  Excellent weekend.  Old friends, new friends and great music.  Congrats to all the award winners!

March 3rd, 2017 - Selected to play the Songwriters' Circle at the Saskatchewan Country Music Awards March 31st, 2017 in Saskatoon! Wahoo!

January 1st, 2017 - New attitude, new songs....the year of album #3!

2016 - A year of renovating old houses and writing new songs.

March 22nd, 2015 - New photos call for a website update - coming very very soon.



March 11th, 2015 - The Veil of Tamar is now available on itunes!

February 26th, 2015

The Veil of Tamar is now available on CD Baby!  Thank you SaskMusic with support from the Government of Saskatchewan.     So different from anything I've done before.  




December 2014 Final Update on the UK Songwriting Contest - I'll Hang the Moon made the finals and The Veil of Tamar made the semi-finals.  I'm extremely proud of both.  

November 23rd, 2014 - WOW!  My song The Veil of Tamar also made the semi-finals in the gospel category of the UK Songwriting Contest.

November 12th, 2014 - EXCITED!  Just found out that my co-write I'll Hang the Moon (written with Ronnie Hedderwick from Spain) has made the semi-finals in the open category of the UK Songwriting Contest!  Ronnie composed the music (he's a genius) & I wrote the lyrics.  Look out Rodgers & Hammerstein, Elton & Bernie etc. etc.!

October 26th, 2014  -  Excellent gig at The Reflections Art Festival yesterday. A chance to try out some new tunes.                            

September 7th, 2014 - Two SOLD OUT shows at Solar Gardens September 10th & 11th with two amazing women KIM FONTAINE and BEV ZIZZY.  Gonna be a great night!

August 6th, 2014 - Thank you thank you SASKMUSIC for your support of my single song recording! Just finished recording THE VEIL OF TAMAR with a flute, violin, upright bass, harp & English horn at Cosmic Pad Studios Saskatoon with Ross Nykiforuk.  For the whole Veil of Tamar story that includes a German painter, a Canadian songwriter, two paintings and one on the blog button above & go to The Veil of Tamar - May 2012.


July 5th - Sang my new song SAILING at Erin & Mitch's wedding in Mexico.  A wedding gift.  That counts as a gig in Mexico!

June 18th - The sold out SOLAR GARDENS Songwriters Circle with Kim Fontaine & Bev Zizzy was fantastic.  Thank you Roger & Chris at Solar Gardens.  A magical combination of original music and gourmet yummage!

June 11th, 2014 - REGINA ROAD TRIP.  Teaching songwriting for Amy Nelson's Sing Like a Star Studios June 11 & 12. CJTR 91.3 Radio Interview with Reg Wilke on Pickin It Country June 13, 6-7 pm 

May 14th, 2014 - EXCITING NEWS!  Got a SASKMUSIC Grant to record The Veil of Tamar (with lots & lots of strings - maybe a lute)!  

April 13th, 2014 - No wins at the SCMA but a fabulous weekend.  

March 28th, 2014 - More exciting SCMA news!  Selected to play at the Songwriter's Café hosted by Canadian Country multiple award winner Charlie Major on Sunday, April 13th, 2014 at 3 p.m. in Nipawin SK.

Feb 28th, 2014 - Exciting news!  Two nominations for 2014 Saskatchewan Country Music Awards:  RISING STAR & ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR - Next Time Around.  

Jan 23th, 2014 - Happy New Year!  Down in Miami Beach Baby...beating the Saskatchewan winter, writing new songs & loving the beach!

Dec 16th - MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Taking time for family, friends and making memories.

Dec 1st - NEXT TIME AROUND TOUR stops in Hope, B.C. December 7th 6 p.m. at The Legion Lounge. 

Nov 21st - Lyn combines her love of travel with the promotion of her new album NEXT TIME AROUND.  Her & husband Bob are housesitting & Lyn gigs wherever they go.   Check out "Happily Houseless"  on her blog page!

Nov 4th - NEXT TIME AROUND TOUR heads to B.C.   First stop - The Boardwalk Restaurant, Lund B.C. November 15th 5:30 p.m.

October 4th - Next Time Around Tour is underway!   Check the calendar for dates...

2nd album - NEXT TIME AROUND - arrived August 2013!  Just selling them out of the trunk until I get them available on CD Baby & MusicMax. Email me to get a copy!

2013 Juno Week in Regina, SK - Taught a Songwriting Course for teens through Sound Advice April 17th, 2013  - excellent adventure!   There's some awesome young SK talent out there!