Award-Winning Bluegrass Musician Claire Lynch Announces Western Canadian Tour Dates
Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba
Oct 15 – 25, 2015
St. John’s, NL – The light softens this time of year. Autumn’s settles across Western Canada just as multi-award-winning American Bluegrass pioneer, Claire Lynch, embarks on her first tour through the prairies this October, where she stops everywhere from Dauphin, Manitoba to Calgary, Alberta, and beyond.
“This is our first organized and extensive tour of Western Canada. I imagine we will meet up with friends and acquaintances from Alberta and Manitoba, but I’ve never been to Saskatchewan or Calgary,” says Lynch, from her home in Nashville. “I’m really looking forward to exploring more of such a vast and beautiful place.”
With two Grammy nominations, three International Bluegrass Music Association Female Vocalist Awards and a United States Artists Walker Fellowship, Lynch has earned her keep in the tower of song. Recently, she received two trophies at the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards for Song of the Year “Dear Sister”, a co-write with Louisa Branscomb and for Recorded Event of the Year “Wild Montana Skies”, a collaboration with Rob Ickes and Special Consensus on their Compass Records “Country Boy” tribute to John Denver.
While Emmylou Harris hails Lynch as having the “voice of an angel,” Dolly Parton, whom Lynch has lent harmonies on several records, believes it’s her solo material that truly stands out. Parton trumpets, “She has one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today. I’m so happy to see her shine on her own.”
Named by DigitalJournal.com as one of the “10 best angelic voices of our time” alongside icons like Judy Collins, Sarah McLachlin and Alison Krauss, Lynch is a legend in her own right. Her live performances conjure a beautiful authenticity. She’s both timeless and original. Her latest albums Dear Sister and Holiday! are musical offerings of love, celebration and heartfelt connection. Lynch’s return to Western Canada crystalizes her legacy.
Lynch will be backed by the members of her white-hot Claire Lynch Band, which features soulful, young gun Bryan McDowell (fiddle-mandolin), twenty-something virtuoso Jarrod Walker (mandolin-guitar) and A-Lister Mark Schatz (bass-banjo).
Catch the Claire Lynch Band on tour of Western Canada:
Oct 15: Dauphin, MB, Watson Arts Centre
Oct 16: Saskatoon, SK, The Bassment
Oct 17: Sherwood Park, AB, Festival Place
Oct 18: Grande Prairie, AB, Douglass J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre
Oct 19: Athabasca, AB, United Church of Canada
Oct 20: Rocky Mountain House, AB, Grandview Stage Resort
Oct 21: Calgary, AB, Ironwood Stage and Grill
Oct 22: Red Deer, AB, The Elks Lodge
Oct 24: Turner Valley, AB, Flare N’ Derrick Community Hall
Oct 25: North Battleford, SK, Dekker Centre
For all Canadian publicity inquiries:
Teresa Ennis | Limehouse Media
Susan Stewart | Claire Lynch Enterprises