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Last year was an exciting one for songwriter Mia Rose Lynne. Along with other honors, her string of awards now includes winning the 2017 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition and a second-place showing at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase.

Lynne's name is mentioned, without hyperbole, in the same breath as greats like Alison Krauss, Joni Mitchell and Patty Griffin. Music fans can hear for themselves what the fuss is about at White Horse Black Mountain on Friday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m.

Lynne is a northern California native now living in Nashville, where she joins the ranks of young, progressive songwriters working outside the pop country mainstream. She grew up singing harmonies in the family western swing band and often fell asleep in their Winnebago to the sound of festival campsite bluegrass jams. She pursued a career in musical theater, but after settling in Music City, her love for roots music reasserted itself. And the songs emerged. 

Lynne released her debut album, "Open Space," in 2014 with songs ranging from folky ballads scored for string ensemble to bluegrass and folk-pop. Her 2016 sophomore effort of stripped-down acoustic originals is "Follow Me Moon." She is a true triple threat - a writer, singer and player who can handle just about any material convincingly, an artist who has forged a personal acoustic folk/bluegrass hybrid that she inhabits beautifully.

Tickets are $8 advance/$10 door.

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