Lynn Gentry is a multidisciplinary creative currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Lynn is best known for his style of performance based poetry, which began in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, CA in 2009. Since 2009, he has written extensively under his brand Lynn Gentry Prose for national and international patrons; for various institutions including BRIC "Mapping Brooklyn" (2015), SFMOMA "Google Family Day" (2010-11) and the Contemporary Jewish Museum "LGBT Family Day" (2011); for high profile companies including PayPal #poemgrams (2014), the Refinery29 "San Francisco Launch Party" (2011), 7x7 Magazine "Design Issue Celebration" at McLoughlin Gallery (2011); and for many private events. Lynn retired from his performance based poetry work in the fall of 2015 after continuing to write in numerous locations and completing a cross country tour during the summer of 2014. He will now only be found writing in public spaces on vary rare occasions.
Lynn majored in Jazz and World Music Studies at San Francisco State University and Music at Victor Valley College. He has performed his music at various San Francisco Bay Area venues; in Santa Cruz, California; the Darling Reunion in Veneta, Oregon; and in Indianapolis
and South Bend, Indiana. Lynn's style can be described as etherial, modal, electric folk, which he calls "electric freak folk", and uses modes to break from the idea that music should work toward an end. He released his debut album "Requiem For the Living" in 2012 with his former band The Disposition. His next solo album "Sleeper Birth" is expected to be released in 2016.
Lynn has been featured in various documentaries including "A Place of Truth" (2013), which was awarded Best Documentary Film of the 2014 Emerge Film Festival, and "The Typewriter in the 21st Century" (2012). He has been credited in two feature length films, namely "The Purple Onion" (2015), which premiered at the Asian American International Film Festival in NYC and "Real Men Walk" (2011).
With a particular interest in alternative venues, Lynn has produced a small repertoire of music and art events. Most notable are "The Huge Whisper" (2011), a two day art and music festival that featured 19 Bay Area Bands including The Blank Tapes, Con Brio, Buxter Hootn', and had nearly 400 attendees; and "The Beggars Banquet" series (2009) featuring SF based songwriters and local foodies.