Events

GREEN NOTE

Thu 30th April 8:30pm
Book Tickets
£ 12.00

LYNNE HANSONToo 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. Lynne is known for her high-energy, roots guitar driven live performances, whether solo or with her band The Good Intentions. A closet standup comedian, Lynne often leaves the audience howling with laughter with her between-song-banter.

Lynne has toured the US, Europe and the UK, showcased in Austin, TX and Memphis, TN, toured in support of Grammy nominated artist Gretchen Peters and Steve Forbert, and opened for Grammy-award winning guitar legend Albert Lee. She received a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination in 2009 and won the prestigious Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award in 2010. She is also one half of “The LYNNeS.” Their release “Heartbreak Song For The Radio” was nominated for 5 Canadian Folk Music Awards, winning English Songwriter and Ensemble of the Year.

“[Lynne Hanson] 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)