Grammy Nominee Claire Lynch and Her Canadian Band Announce Tour Dates!
Bluegrass Grammy nominee Claire Lynch will be touring Western Canada with her "North" band, comprised of three of Canada's finest bluegrass musicians! The band are: Joe Phillips (upright bass, backing vocals), Shane Cook (fiddle), and, Darrin Schott (mandolin, acoustic guitars, backing vocals).
Tour Dates, Venues & Ticket Ordering Links Below:
Thursday 27 Sep | The Bassment - Saskatoon SK
Friday 28 Sep | Dekker Center - North Battleford SK
Saturday 29 Sep | Irish Cultural Center, Calgary AB
Sunday 30 Sep | Borderline Culture Series, Demmitt AB
Tuesday 2 Oct | Athabasca Hall, Peace River AB
Friday 5 Oct | Festival Place, Sherwood Park AB
Saturday 6 Oct | Penticton BC
Tuesday 9 Oct | Victoria BC
Claire Lynch Band - Live October 10 at St James Hall - The Rogue Folk Club
Long-recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. Her career has been decorated with many accolades including three GRAMMY nominations, six International Bluegrass Music Association awards and the prestigious United States Artists Walker Fellowship. Her harmonies have graced the recordings of many stellar musicians. Equally gifted as a writer, her songs have been recorded by The Seldom Scene, Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea, Cherryholmes, The Whites and many more.
On her latest CD "North by South" (2016), Lynch has paid homage to her favourite Canadian songwriters on a set of bluegrass and new acoustic tracks. After her recent marriage to a Canadian (she becomes a permant resident here this November), she began to dig into the vast catalog of songs written by Canadian songwriters and found the inspiration for this project. Working with Alison Brown in the producer's chair, she delivers standout versions of Ron Sexsmith's "Cold Hearted Wind" with Jerry Douglas on Dobro, the catchy "Kingdom Come" written by Old Man Luedecke featuring Béla Fleck (banjo) and Stuart Duncan (fiddle) and the gorgeous maritime ballad "Molly May" written by Cape Breton's JP Cormier. Lynch also offers thoughtful reinterpretations of songs by Lynn Miles ("Black Flowers"), David Francey ("Empty Train") and Gordon Lightfoot ("Worth Believing") and contributes the lighthearted, self-penned "Milo" to the project.
To learn more, plse visit: http://www.clairelynch.com/.