Floyd Country Store Presents
An Evening with the Claire Lynch Band Nov. 7th.
Claire Lynch recently won her second “Female Vocalist of the Year” trophy during September’s 2010 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. She received three total nominations for her album, Whatcha Gonna Do, released on Rounder Records last year. The other nods were for ”Song of the Year” for “My Florida Sunshine” and “Recorded event of the Year” for “That’s What Makes You Strong,” a duet with Jesse Winchester.
Listen: Claire Lynch On Myspace
Making records since she was 19, Claire Lynch has long been recognized as a creative force in bluegrass music and at the forefront of women who have expanded the genre. She has received two Grammy nominations, countless specialized awards and other nominations – along with reverent standing ovations for her shows at prestigious music festivals and theaters for over two decades. Whatcha Gonna Do was released last September to great acclaim. A new Claire Lynch album does more than herald the arrival of a new collection of stellar vocals and tight, tasteful arrangements – each album also showcases Lynch’s remarkable taste in songs.
Lynch has crafted one of the most instantly identifiable sounds in acoustic music. Delicate and lilting, yet uplifting and rhythmically spry, her style encompasses classic bluegrass and thoughtful infusions of contemporary folk, country, rock, and swing. As a songwriter, Lynch’s 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.
And The Claire Lynch Band is a tight meld of some of the best in the business – Mark Schatz, Jason Thomas, and Matt Wingate are award-winning bluegrass and acoustic stars in their own right. In fact, The Bluegrass Blog recently said, “Lynch just might have the best backing lineup of her career.”
CURRENTLY: Whatcha Gonna Do is in the Top Five on the national charts of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine and Bluegrass Music Profiles.