Michigan native, Lynn Allen Callihan, is an American guitarist as well as a multi-instrumentalist. He is a talented singer, composer, and lyricist who plays vintage country, blues, and alternative folk music. Callihan’s percussive guitar style is his unique trademark.
For over two decades, the Northern Michigan songwriter has been described as “ear candy for the soul”. His evocative voice, haunting melodies, and percussive guitar technique creates a unique style of a dark Americana, Alternative Folk, and Blues.
Callihan’s songs are an innovative tapestry of loves lost, tragedy and triumph. Woven together they form his unique style that will surely entice and enhance your musical palette. His percussive style of playing is compared to the likes of Keller Williams and Michael Hedges.
Callihan is a music traditionalist. He plays a mixture of "people's music" and improvisational originals based in collective improvisation. His creativity is influenced by diverse sources like Bob Dylan, John Hyatt, Jerry Garcia and the Guthries, Woody and Arlo. Callihan seeks to examine every corner of the mind, through his music.
Since releasing his first album in "Closer to Fossil", Callihan has six additional albums to his credit. He is a steady presence on the American /folk and blues scene across the United States and Canada. He plays over 200 shows a year including national festivals, and local venues. Callihan was the featured artist at “Woodsong's Radio Hour,” and the Bluebird Cafe in a Nashville.
Callihan has opened for David Loggens, Brian Vaner Ark and Hot Tuna. He has shared the stage with Larry McCray, Don Schlitz and many more, He describes his style as a “Dark Americana Blues”, and because of this, his fans have dubbed his sound as "Ear Candy for the Soul"