Canada's own Queen of Americana”

— Jan Hall, Folk Roots Radio

Short Bio

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 a two-time finalist in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk competition in Texas. 

Lynne has performed in venues and festivals across Canada, parts of the United States, and in Europe, had official showcases in Memphis, TN and Austin TX, has toured in support of Grammy nominated songwriters (Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert), and opened for guitar legend Albert Lee in the UK and Canada.

"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

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Press Quotes

""[Lynne Hanson] seems headed for that revered territory inhabited by seasoned songwriters such as Nanci Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mary Gauthier or Lucinda Williams." Penguin Eggs | full review

"Another very fine album.  Uneven Ground has some of the singer's best songs.  Quality all the way"  4 1/2 stars | Country Music People (UK) | full review

"A cut above the rest" Ottawa Tonite | full article

"With Uneven Ground , Lynne delivers her most beautiful album so far, and can be counted among the most important musicians in the roots genre." Johnny's Garden (NL) | full review

"A stunningly beautiful piece of work"  9/10  Muziekwereld (NL) | full review

Lynne Hanson’s hardly a household name, but she boasts a catalog that makes her worthy of recognition. 84/100 | Elmore Magazine (USA) full review

"Hanson's lyrics are of a high level. She draws the subjects from her own person, her experiences or from her environment. All this brought about by her warm, impressive, rugged voice, makes this album one that deserves a privileged place in the record collection."  Keys and Chords | full review

"Her artistic maturity has reached its fullness"  Rootshighway (Italy) | full review

"An uncommon ability to interpret the roots of American sound by combining sensual blues with delicious country-folk numbers" Lonestar Time (Italy) | full review


Stage Plots

SOLO stage plot Lynne Hanson electric / acoustic guitars 146 KB
DUO stage plot Lynne Hanson electric / acoustic guitar with accompanist (electric guitar and mandolin) 162 KB
TRIO stage plot Lynne Hanson with accompanists: electric guitar and mandolin; and bass 161 KB

Music Samples: Soundcloud

Sample video

OFFICIAL video SINGLE True Blue Moon

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