© Pauline Kyllonen (pronounced kĕ-low-něn) is an
independent, performing, singer/songwriter based out
of the Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada. Her sound
has been compared to artists such as Lucinda Williams,
Blue Rodeo and Cowboy Junkies, to name a few. She is a
proud member of SOCAN, past member of NSAI (Nashville Songwriter's
Association) and Music BC.
Performing at the Bluebird Cafe (below) in Nashville on Sept
17th, 2012 -
Since the self-release of her debut CD in 2008, Pauline has
been busy performing at various venues around Canada with her
band and as a solo performer. Her music has received some
critical attention, as well as, commercial/community and
campus radio airplay. Her latest 2 singles
(self-released to radio via DMDS), "More Than Kiss" and "If
It Felt Like Christmas" charted at #3 and #9 on the DMDS
"Most Active Indie Charts" for that week.
Pauline's most notable performances include:
playing the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville (Sept
2012), 2013 & 2014 Calgary Stampede, Main Stage
at 2012 Sunfest in Duncan, BC with artists such as the
Charlie Daniel's Band and the Kentucky Headhunters,
2009/2011 Merritt Mountain Music Festival, the 2009 and 2010
Vancouver Island Music Business Conferences and a featured
artist spot on Chevy Cross-Canada Countdown on CMT (Country
Music Television) Canada.
Pauline has also placed in the
"Top 20" artists (Regional Finalist) in the CBC Searchlight
Contest (Feb 2013). Pauline will be touring this summer,
across Canada on the ViA Rail "Artist on Board"
program from British Columbia to Prince Edward Island.
She may hail from Canada, but her
sound is right out of Nashville. Suffice to say
she's got the Folk/Americana/Country sound down pat and
has the talent to make the most of it.
What sets Kyllonen apart from others is the simplicity
with which she showcases the music. Her strong yet
wistful voice is the main instrument on these tracks,
never overwhelmed by complex instrumentation or too
slick production. Think of a cleaner, less fussy musical
version of Lucinda Williams and you'll be on the right
By Nancy Dunham, Indie-Music
"Pauline's melancholy sounds bring Chris Isaak to mind,
and they are the kind of tunes to listen to when sipping a
cold beer or glass of white wine, most certainly on a balcony
somewhere, alone, to immerse yourself in the images and
emotions her songs conjure up."
- DJW, Mr. Neil's Blog, New York City, New York (Apr
"It’s only a short EP, 4 songs, but this is one of those
releases where a listener can discover a great deal. Kyllonen
has a warm and intimate honey-smooth voice and sings with a
melting ease. Even when she’s rocking out in “Unlucky”, there
are no shrill bits; it all seems so effortless."
- Jeremiah Sutherland, BullFrogMusic Reviews (Apr