Claire Lynch Band
Thursday, February 11, 2016, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

pushing bluegrass boundaries

$23 adv / $25 door

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February 11 8:00 pm

Claire Lynch BandOnce you’ve heard Claire Lynch sing, you’ll recognize her voice in an instant. Her style blends classic bluegrass with a thoughtful mix of contemporary folk, country, rock, and swing.  The International Bluegrass Music Association has named her Female Vocalist of the Year three times, and she won two more IBMA awards including Song of the Year for her song “Dear Sister” and Recorded Event of the Year for her collaboration with Rob Ickes and Special Consensus, “Wild Montana Skies.” She has also received two Grammy nominations. “Her songs and stage presence demand the listener’s rapt attention,” says Bluegrass Now. “She’s an intensely soulful singer, whose distinctive voice resonates with power and strength, yet retains an engaging innocence and crystalline purity. She’s also a songwriter of extraordinary ability who can bring listeners to their feet with her buoyant rhythms or to their knees with her sometimes almost unbearably poignant and insightful lyrics.”

 

Claire grew up in Kingston, New York until the age of 12, when the family moved to Huntsville, Alabama, where she got caught up in the bluegrass revival of the 1970s and joined a band that eventually became the Front Porch String Band. She has written songs recorded by Patty Loveless, The Seldom Scene, and Kathy Mattea, and sung on albums by Emmylou Harris, Linda Rondstadt, and Ralph Stanley, as well as recording nine solo albums, including her latest, Dear Sister, which Kim Ruehl, in her about.com review, calls “one of the finest bluegrass discs I've heard in some time.” Claire’s band is a powerful quartet featuring like-minded musicians blending tradition and innovation—two-time IBMA-winning bassist-clawhammer banjo player-dancer-percussionist Mark Schatz, soulful mandolinist-guitarist Jarrod Walker, and young string wizard Bryan McDowell, who at 18, enjoyed an unprecedented triple win at the Winfield, Kansas National Flatpicking Championship. The Claire Lynch Band is unbelievably good – and if you haven’t seen them before, don’t miss this chance!


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