Lynda Barnes Lovett, a composer of “new old standards”, is a classically trained pianist, who began playing the piano at age three and performing for large audiences at age eight. While majoring in piano at Birmingham-Southern Conservatory of Music, she was one of several in the southeastern U.S. Chosen to perform a public lesson for Stravinsky. Later, she was briefly an accompanist for the Washington D.C. Ballet.
A fellow pianist describes her this way: “if most of us have 20 gigabyte memories, lynda has a 200 gig memory, which jump starts her creative combinations.” Another musician adds, “her piano sounds range from Jerry Lee Lewis to Marvin Hamlisch.” An arranger and music professor noted, “when she plays the piano, it sounds like the entire orchestra.”
She is writing romantic ballads, which other musicians have called “new old standards” that are “written in the tradition of Porter, Gershwin, Berlin, and Rogers and Hammerstein”. Go to romantic ballads
At the request of the Bermuda chapter of an international wine society; she has also written songs that celebrate and spoof wine and party life in a light-hearted and lovingly satirical way. To learn more about these, go to party songs.
She thinks of herself as a songwriter, pianist and arranger, rather than as a vocalist. however, many of her fans have praised her voice as “sensitive”, “filled with feeling”, “caressing”, “smokey” and “thrush-like”.