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Claire Lynch to Appear in Eugene on 9/6/18
September 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm$20
Multi-award winner, Claire Lynch, brings her crystalline voice and razor sharp trio to Tsunami Books in Eugene as part of Claire’s 2018 tour.
Claire Lynch is a pioneering artist who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. Her career has been decorated with many accolades including three GRAMMY nominations, seven International Bluegrass Music Association awards and the prestigious United States Artists Walker Fellowship. Claire Lynch has long been recognized as a creative force in acoustic music and at the forefront of women who have expanded the bluegrass genre.
The Claire Lynch trio serves up a bluegrassy, jazz-infused Americana menu. This is an all-star supporting cast of master musicians. Mark Schatz has twice been named IBMA Bass Player of the Year. Bryan McDowell is the only musician to ever win simultaneous national titles for guitar, mandolin and fiddle at the Walnut Valley National Flat Pick Guitar Championship.
Blazing her own trail in the mid ‘70s when there were few role models for a young woman in bluegrass, Claire made history when she fronted the Front Porch String Band, which evolved in the ‘80s and ‘90s into one of the most iconic post-modern bluegrass bands on the touring circuit. She formed the Claire Lynch Band in 2005, and is a three-time winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Female Vocalist of the Year. She is a lifetime member of the Alabama Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and in 2014 won the IBMA Song of the Year award for “Dear Sister” and the Recorded Event of the Year Award for her participation in “Wild Montana Skies.”
Dolly Parton credits Claire with “one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today,” and longtime music critic and author, Robert K. Oermann says, “she sings like a hillbilly angel.” Emmylou Harris also says the singer has “the voice of an angel.”
On the heels of her successful album Dear Sister, (Compass Records), Claire released her first-ever seasonal album, Holiday! on her own Thrill Hill Records label. More recently, Claire released North by South, paying homage to her favorite Canadian songwriters on a set of bluegrass and new acoustic tracks.
For years, Lynch has delighted audiences and enjoyed reverent standing ovations for her shows at prestigious music festivals and theaters around the world. She has crafted one of the most instantly identifiable sounds in acoustic music, encompassing classic bluegrass and thoughtful infusions of contemporary folk, country, rock, and swing. As a songwriter of inventive and evocative Music Row fare, her songs have been recorded by Kathy Mattea, Patty Loveless, and others, and she has performed as a backing/harmony vocalist with Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Pam Tillis — just to name a few. Her own albums feature Claire Lynch original tunes, showcasing her unique lyrical perspective.
“A sterling, silvery vocal presence and a gift for supple, emotional ornamentation…Lynch’s talent is a diamond…
gorgeous voice and sense of purpose, supported by (a) superb ensemble.” —The Washington Post
“[Claire Lynch has a] gift for molding lyrics to melody…lovely, deftly austere” —The Boston Globe
Claire Lynch Trio
2585 Willamette St., Eugene, OR 97405
Tickets $20 Now on Sale; drop by the store or call 541-345-8986 to reserve.