Barbara Lynn Doran
Scarborough, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto may not seem like the place from which a country singer would emerge, but that is exactly the case with Barbara Lynn Doran.
Citing a diverse range of artists among her favourites; Olivia Newton John, Madonna, Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, it was the country influences which ultimately won out with Doran.
Doran likes her country slower. Her voice seems best suited to a country song laden with emotion.
Cuts such as Innocence and Little Misunderstood are among the best of a solid six-song debut disk.
On her website Doran notes that Little Misunderstood is in large part autobiographical. “This song is my life in a nutshell. I’ve always been misjudged and misunderstood and I thought it was a great title for my first single," she explained.
Doran is like a lot of country of singers these days, musically solid, but not exactly offering something which completely knocks your socks off. That said, this is a disk which holds promise of being the launching pad of a new star in terms of Canadian country.
Check it out at www.barbaralynndoran.ca
— CALVIN DANIELS
-- Review appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper June 1, 2011 - Yorkton, SK. Canada