An actor, poet, and Americana-styled songwriter, Johnny Flynn was initially a member of British folk group the Sussex Wit before moving up to become the group's frontman.
As would befit someone with such a varied artistic background, Flynn cited both W.B. Yeats and Shakespeare
as influences, as well as musicians such as John Fahey
, Vaughan Williams, and Langhorne Slim
. Flynn's debut album, A Larum (recorded with the Sussex Wit but credited with his name), was released in 2008 on Vertigo Records
in Europe. Lost Highway
issued the album in America, where it was deemed one of the year's best releases by Paste Magazine and helped ramp up support for a second album, Been Listening, which appeared two years later. Flynn's third album, Country Mile, appeared in 2013, and he also started to develop his acting career. 2014 saw him take the lead role in the British sitcom Lovesick, while also appearing opposite Anne Hathaway in the movie Song One. He took some time off to focus on his new family but returned to the studio in 2016 to record his fourth album. The resulting Sillion was released in early 2017. ~ Katherine Fulton & Rich Wilson, Rovi