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August 24, 2015
Just found out 'This Too Shall Pass' off River of Sand placed 2nd in the Indie International Summer songwriting contest!

Aug 20, 2015
Had the BEST time opening up for Albert Lee for two nights at Hugh's Room in Toronto. His band was ridiculously good!!


Advance tickets are now available for Lynne Hanson and The Good Intentions Halloween Album Release Party at Greenfields.

It's going to be all murder songs, all night long! And in keeping with the Halloween theme there will be door prizes for best costumes, and dancing will be heavily encouraged. There will also be some special guests sitting in with the band as well. ... more on that soon!! Advance tickets are available online so buy yours today as this event WILL sell out!!!

BAND: Phil Shaw Bova (drums), Standup Steve (bass), Keith Glass (guitar), Nick Gauthier (guitar) PLUS specials guests TBA!

Awesome poster design by the super talented Michael Zavacky.

July 11, 2015
The Ottawa Citizen reviewed Day 2 at Ottawa Bluesfest, including our show on the Claridge Homes Stage. "Hanson’s smouldering country-blues sounded great ... there was a gritty resonance to solidly melodic tunes like River of Sand, Whiskey and Tears, Heaven and Hell and Riptide that was enhanced by the wonderful playing of her band members." You can read Lynn Saxberg's article here.

May 20, 2015
Live video from our Roots on the Road show at VanSlag in Bordger, NL. Video was put together byRamon Boerman / RB Geleuidservice.

May 18, 2015

The Next Gig posted a very nice review of our Roots on the Road show at Van Slag in Borger, NL. You can read the whole review (in Dutch) here.

May 13, 2015

Check out a live review from our show in Utrecht at De Parel van Zuilen from My Dutch is a little rusty but I've been told it was a good one :-)

May 6, 2015
Dropped in to the House of Mercy radio for a live session from the Snake Pit with Barry Marshall Everitt.

April 30, 2015 - IAP award & new review
Indie Acoustic Project has announced the results of their "Best CDs of 2014" Awards. River of Sand has been selected as the Best CD of the Year in the Alt-Country category. Thanks IAP!

Also a new review from For The Country Record "breathtaking album ... In a world where authenticity is a disappearing commodity, “River of Sand” is like a precious metal that you just want to horde." Read the entire review here.

Upcoming Shows

Sun Sept 6 - Campfire Festival, Club Passim, Boston, US
Sat Oct 3 - Bicycle Cafe, Flesherton, ON
Sat Oct 10 - Stonewater Pub, Gananoque, ON
Oct 16-18 Folk Music Ontario Conference
Fri Oct 30 - The Branch, Kemptville, ON murder album release
Sat Oct 31 - Greenfields - Ottawa, ON murder album release & special Halloween show buy tickets online
Fri Nov 6 - London Music Club (front room), London, ON
Sat Nov 7 - Stinking Rose Pub, Campbellford, ON
Nov 12 - 15 NERFA
Fri Nov 20 - Silence, Guelph , ON Folk Roots Radio presents
Sat Nov 21 - Stonewater Pub, Gananoque, ON
Fri Nov 27 - Cove Inn, Westport ON
Sat Nov 28 - Dora Keogh's, Toronto, ON
more shows & more information ...

River of Sand -- In CANADA and the US -- You can ORDER River of Sand direct. Visit the store today.





Outside North America River of Sand is available on the Dutch record label Continental Song City.

If you live in the UK you can also order through Proper Records
Lynne Hanson uses Red Bear guitar picks
Check out these archived news stories ...
Kruger Brothers + plus video
(March 19, 2015)
Penguin Eggs Top Albums 2014 and Ottawa's Big Beat
(December 16, 2014)
TIAMS and the 100 Club!
(December 16, 2014)
Latest review from The Irish Times (December 4, 2014)
5/5 Star Review from R2 Magazine in the UK (November 23, 2014)
"Musical Clarity" Ottawa Citizen article (November 11, 2014)
Latest reviews (November 7, 2014 - September 21, 2014)
River of Sand T-Shirts now available! (September 20, 2014)
First reviews from Holland (August 31st, 2014)
River of Sand charting and a Penguin Egg Pick (August 26, 2014)
CBC and Canada Day in the Capital (July 4, 2014)

and even more old news stories...

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