“[Lynne] seems headed for that revered territory inhabited by seasoned songwriters such as Nanci Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mary Gauthier or Lucinda Williams.” –Barry Hammond – Penguin Eggs
“Somewhere in the heartlands, in a town called ‘Americana USA,’ nestles a particular variety of singer-songwriter. Someone who views a melodic sensibility through the bottom of a whiskey glass. Canadian songstress Lynne Hanson could run for mayor of that town.” Trevor Raggatt – R2 Magazine (5 stars)
“Lynne Hanson is a hard-driving performer, who assumes true ownership of her music and she’s gooooood … she had the crowd mesmerized!” – Elaina Martin, Artistic Director, Westfest
Too tough for folk and too blues influenced for country, LYNNE HANSON‘s brand of “porch music with a little red dirt” can turn on a dime from a sunshine, blue sky ballad to a full-on thunderstorm of gritty Americana swamp from one song to the next. She’s known for her high-energy, roots guitar driven live performances, whether playing solo or with her band the Good Intentions. A closet stand-up comedian, Lynne often leaves the audience howling with laughter with her between-song-banter.
Lynne is a two-time Canadian Folk Music Award winner (2018 English Songwriter, Ensemble of the Year with The LYNNeS), a two-time Indie Acoustic Project Alt-Country album of the year winner (River of Sand 2014, Uneven Ground 2017), a past winner of the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, and was a finalist in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk competition in Texas.
Lynne has toured Canada, the US, Europe and the UK. She’s toured the UK in support of Grammy nominated songwriters (Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert), as well opening for guitar legend Albert Lee in the UK and Canada.
Lynne is currently working with Jim Bryson (The Weakerthans, Kathleen Edwards) on her seventh studio album to be released in the Fall of 2019.
Website: Lynne Hanson official website
Genre: Indie, Roots
Configuration: Full band, Duo, Solo
Venues: Performing Arts Centres, Concert Series, Festival Stages
Recognition: 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award Songwriter of the Year, Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award Recipient
Other Groups: The LYNNeS