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"[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

Short Bio

LYNNE HANSON is known for her hard-living style of music, mixing gritty ballads with driving roots-tinged guitar.   Her deep bluesy croon is pure and full of fortitude, and she's drawn comparisons to Lucinda Williams, with a touch of Gillian Welch thrown in.   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.   

Lynne is also one half of “The LYNNeS” a collaboration between herself and Juno-award willing songwriter Lynn Miles.  Their release “Heartbreak Song For The Radio” was nominated for 5 Canadian Folk Music Awards, winning English Songwriter of the Year as well as Ensemble of the Year..

"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

"The songs are all clever, substantial and crafted. This disc will continue to propel her on the upward trajectory she deserves." 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

 

Music Samples: Soundcloud

Sample video

for additional performance video visit Lynne Hanson's YouTube channel