Lynn Carey Saylor is a friend of Brian May of Queen fame

by BardofEly

American singer-songwriter and guitarist Lynn Carey Saylor is a good friend of Brian May of Queen.

Let me introduce you to Lynn Carey Saylor
I first had the pleasure of meeting Lynn Carey Saylor online back in the days of the original, the digital music site that gave unsigned musicians and bands a place to upload their songs. I was immediately impressed with the quality of Lynn's compositions, which she writes, sings and plays guitar on. We became good friends and that friendship has continued over the years.
Lynn has famous friends too - one of whom being Brian May, the legendary guitarist from QUEEN, and Brian thinks enough of her to have contributed his talents to two recordings she made. The first of these was Lynn's limited edition charity single If We Believe that was released in 2002, and to which Brian contributed not only his incredible guitarwork but also some backing vocals.
Lynn donated part of the proceeds of sales for If We Believe to the Mercury Phoenix Trust, an AIDS charity set up by the surviving members of QUEEN and their manager after the tragic death of the band's singer, Freddie Mercury. This beautiful song went on to win awards scooping the IOMA 2005 awards for Best Collaboration (with Brian May), Best Song and Best Cover Art. Lynn also won Best Female Vocal at the same time.

Autographed photo of Lynn Carey Saylor

Signed by Lynn Carey Saylor
My photo of Lynn Carey Saylor signed by her

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Lynn Carey Saylor's fanbase

Lynn's online presence and ever-growing fanbase continued to expand with the exposure from her websites where people could check out her songs for themselves and get to find out all about her talents. 

Music companies have recognised Lynn's talents too. Dean Markley Strings, as well as Goodsell and Wizard Amplifiers, have all endorsed her songs and skills.

Then just last year saw the release of Lynn Carey Saylor's long-awaited debut album You Like It Clean, which features 10 of her own compositions, any of which are chart-quality songs, plus the 1984 Pat Benatar hit We Belong, which once again has Brian May contributing his skills. This song was written by Eric Lowen and Dan Navarro, and the original songwriters helped Lynn with her recording too as well as appearing in the video of the session.

Eric sadly has now lost his battle with the crippling disease ALS in March 2012 and is no longer with us, but this didn't stop him getting involved in the production of the song he helped write. He lives on in his music. Lynn's talented producer husband, Skip Saylor, was in control of recording and production for the album at the Skip Saylor Recording Studios in Los Angeles.

Lynn Carey Saylor with Brian May - "We Belong"

Lynn Carey Saylor and Brian May cover Eric Lowen's We Belong

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Lynn Carey Saylor's song This Is Your Life

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Lynn writes and records material that is of the quality that can be easily used in the soundtracks of TV dramas and film productions. Her song This Is Your Life is featured prominently in the opening 10 minutes of the movie Scents And Sensibility.

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A song about Drink-driving

I Wasn't A Friend

Lynn's song I Wasn't A Friend, also on the album, addresses the dangers of drink-driving but without preaching in any way and this track is currently receiving a lot of well-deserved attention. Lynn cares about other people and doing what she can to help change the world for the better, and this shows not only in her actions as a person but is reflected in her lyrics. Besides her own music, Lynn is also in charge of, which as the name suggests, is a site dedicated to promoting the talents of other female singer-songwriter guitarists.

At the time this was originally written, Lynn had been about to visit the UK in May, where she had publishers and labels in London interested in her songs. I was not surprised - she is a truly gifted singer-songwriter and it is a real mystery as to why she hasn't been snapped up before and become a chart-topping star. As part of her visit to Britain, Lynn also featured on Sue Marchant's BBC radio show, so 2008 was a very memorable year for my friend Lynn Carey Saylor.

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Updated: 10/17/2012, BardofEly
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BardofEly on 10/15/2012

Thank YOU, MaryHelen, for your really great comments!

MaryHelen on 10/15/2012

Couldn't have said it better myself; oh wait, I have said many times I don't understand why Lynn Carey Saylor hasn't gone mainstream. I love her unique voice especially knowing that she has written the songs herself and performs them. Beautiful inside and out, Lynn is a force to be reckoned with....what is the world waiting for? Great article! Thanks for showcasing Lynn's talents.

BardofEly on 10/08/2012

Thank you, Mira!

Mira on 10/08/2012

Nice page, BardofEly, it's always great to discover new musicians.:)

BardofEly on 10/07/2012

Andy, thank you for posting and supporting Lynn's career!

ANDYF on 10/07/2012

HI Lynne, You may not remember me but I have followed you career and just wanted to say hello:)
Hope you are well

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