< Last Next >


MYRA Flynn


Company: Myra Flynn Music
Title: Founder/Singer
Age: 33

Favorite Part of Job? For many years I thought I was taking from people when I performed. Taking their time, energy and sometimes money to come out and support me. It was wonderful to gradually learn that people were leaving heart-full after their time spent with me, and that I was giving something, too.

Most Inspiring Mentor: Gregory Douglass basically handed me the DIY Musicians Bible, and taught me to never hoard my contacts or knowledge-- always pay it forward to help out other artists on the come up. I now mentor about ten artists myself.

Tell us something fun about yourself that few people know: I don't know how to whistle. I'm strangely really frustrated by that. I've tried my whole life!

Favorite Vermont Escape: I have so many! But likely The INN in Montgomery Center.  The owners are the kindest people, the decore looks like everything leather and sheepskin and Burt Reynolds from the 1970's, and they have an indoor sauna in the basement. Amazing.

Favorite Downtime Activity: I love to eat on Church Street in the summertime. Leunigs, Farmhouse and now the new Honey Road are a few of my favorites. It's just such perfect fun.

Favorite Social Media: I'm into Instagram. It's quick and dirty like "here's my photo, if you like it look at it and if you don't scroll on by." It leaves less room for rants and soap boxing plus I think if we all dig deep we be just like the pictures anyway.

Person you would like to share a Vermont beverage with: Whoever the beverage director is at Prohibition Pig in Waterbury. My husband is Phil Wills, a celebrity bar expert and even he was freaking out about their unique bar library. So many kinds of rare vermouth!

What is the best career advice you have received? Don't do anything that isn't already a part of your DNA. If you do, either you will stop it or it will find a way to stop you. Also: don't go searching for your passion. Chances are if you have to search for it, it wasn't your passion in the first place.

Where do you see yourself professionally in ten years? With two babies on each hip, a strong husband by my side and a microphone in hand. Full, complete. Wearing less makeup and definitely still on tour.

What motivated you to live and work in Vermont? I was raised in Vermont, and the support here is undeniable. This state gifted me a confidence which has propelled me into many amazing opportunities outside of it.

Career Highlights: Playing to no one for an hour in Battery Park and then three songs in, opening my eyes to a crowd of hundreds. Being signed to one label, three managers and two licensing deals. Headlining the Flynn Main Stage during First Night: oh wait. That's happening this year!

Community Involvement: I have taught songwriter boot camps at the Flynn Theater for the last five years. Spoke on VPR as a commentator on everything from music to racial equality within the state. I have sung to support many political movements, statements and people I believe in over the years. And my door is always open to do more for whoever might need me, however I might help.



< Last Next >