Abby Lyons

Abby Lyons is a folk/pop singer-songwriter, whose music is honest, introspective, and sweet. She has a following of over 75k subscribers on YouTube, where she shares her original songs, covers, and music tutorials. She is recording her third studio album of original songs, which was funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised over $10k. The release date for the third album is set for September 2024.

She has performed and taught workshops at many venues and festivals, including the Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival, UkeCon, the Wonderfront Festival, and the Square Roots Festival. Lyons is also known for her ukulele playing and teaching as an instructor on the Fender Play platform. Behind the scenes, she wrote hundreds of lessons and assisted in curriculum design. Currently she teaches ukulele, songwriting, and piano at the legendary Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.

Lyons also records vocals for Grammy Award-winning film composer, Lorne Balfe, and her singing can be heard most prominently on the shows, Life On Our Planet with Morgan Freeman on Netflix and The Wheel Of Time on Amazon Prime. Other work in television includes writing the lyrics for the song, “Candlesticks and Caravans,” which is featured on the British crime show Pennyworth.

Her original song, “Nightmare in the Morning,” is part of an animated short that was featured in Shortnitemares, an online film festival hosted by Epic Games in the game Fortnite Party Royale. The animation was broadcast on Disney XD in 2017 and chosen as Vimeo’s Staff Pick in 2016.

Currently Lyons lives in Chicago and spends her time performing, recording, and teaching.

The 7th Annual
Aurora Ukulele Festival
Sunday, May 5, 2024
2023 City of Lights Ukulele Festival