Peggy Lynn, singer, songwriter, and educator, brings an infectious enthusiasm to all her endeavors. Peggy ranges from folksy to blues with equal ease, alone or harmonizing with others. With a sultry, yet powerful alto voice, Peggy gives a clear message of the passion underlying her songs. While her style and range give meaning and emotion to all her work, her most powerful message is for the contributions and burdens of women.
Peggy believes there needs to be a female role added to the record of Adirondack history. She co-authored Breaking Trail: Remarkable Women in the Adirondacks with Sandra Weber. Bringing these stories to the public stage in her program, “Mountain Women Can Be Heroes,” Peggy celebrates, through song and story, the comical, amazing and poignant experiences of Adirondack women as the unsung heroes. Peggy’s most recent solo recording is an anthology of her ballads of North Country women titled Adirondack Woman. To inform her understanding of women’s issues and historical context, Peggy returned to college and received a BS in Women’s Studies and a Master’s degree in American and Women’s History.
With an AAS Degree in Forestry, and a keen understanding and deep appreciation of the subject, Peggy has written songs and developed a memorable Arts in Education program using simple catchy melodies and scientific concepts to build the environmental awareness and interest in learning. The recordings Bio Songs ~ Signs of Life and Close to the Sun offer songs to demystify nature as science for children of all ages.
Peggy has been joined in wedded bliss for 15 years to fellow musician Dan Duggan. The couple has released several duo recordings, including Keeping Christmas, A Stitch in Time, Grandsongs, Be the Light, and Esperance. They have also combined with Dan Berggren as the Jamcrackers trio to produce Ten Miles to Saturday Night, and Jamcrackers. Their most recent trio recording, released in 2017, is Get Crackin’, which was listed in the top 25 favorites of the year by Wanda Fischer, host of WAMC’s Hudson River Sampler.
Peggy continues to draw inspiration from nature, teaching, mentoring, performing, listening and collaborating. Becoming a grandmother has been a thrill and pleasure which brings new perspectives and ideas. Peggy likes to say, “Every moment is a potential song idea, so be careful what you say in front of a woman with a microphone!”