Lyn Bowtell let her creativity run wild during lockdown and new album Wiser is the result | Newcastle Herald


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Lyn Bowtell drives one of the many cars lining up for a COVID test as she discusses her new album. The talented singer-songwriter is in good health, fear not. She is simply complying with Queensland Health orders so that she can visit her beloved mother, who lives across the border. “I got there early but it seems like everyone had the same idea,” Bowtell said with a laugh. “If I have to stop while they’re sticking something in my nose, please forgive me.” Bowtell is a delight. Her personality was fortunate enough to shine in her web video series Sisters in Song Sessions, where she teamed up with Tamworth singer-songwriter Logan Hoswell to interview some of Australian country music’s finest ladies. . Bowtell, of course, one of those great ladies. She has won the Golden Guitar, Toyota Star Maker, MO Award nine times and is the Artistic Director of the CMAA Academy of Country Music. She first rose to prominence as a member of the country-pop trio Bella and has since released solo albums Secret Songs in 2012, Heart Of Sorrow in 2014 and EP Calling You in 2017. Her stunning voice transformed all four. judges’ seats on national television in season six of The Voice Australia. She has been busy rehearsing songs from her new album Wiser, which premieres at the Tamworth Country Music Festival 2022. Bowtell and his band will play the album from start to finish, live, at the Moonshiners Honky Tonk Bar on January 20 and at the Longyard Hotel on January 23. Wiser, produced by Shane Nicholson, will officially be released in May. N THE NEWS: “We had a great time rehearsing this week,” Bowtell said LIVE. “It was good to blow some cobwebs, to be honest, and play all these new songs.” It’s very new and exciting and it sounds amazing. I look forward to Tamworth. “A lot of the songs were from the COVID era and I had all these great ideas that had to come to life.” Last month, she recorded a music video for debut single I Won’t Do That Again. “It’s been a while since I did and it was a lot of fun,” she said. “The song is catchy and I love it. It’s a nod to myself so that I don’t forget, don’t stay in the shadows and wait for the light. To put myself forward.” There is a line in there on isolation – “isolation is a poisoned cup, drink it like holy wine” – because for me being isolated was something I really needed. “I needed to stop. My nervous system needed to relax. As scary as it may be, the flip side of COVID and isolation was the feeling that, because there was nothing I could do, what did I actually want to do? “It was amazing to have that choice.” Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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