“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)
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 currently working with Jim Bryson (The Weakerthans, Kathleen Edwards) on her seventh studio album to be released early 2020.
"[Lynne] 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
Lynne won the prestigious Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award in 2010 (Ontario Arts Council), and two Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2018 (English Songwriter, Ensemble of the Year), for Heartbreak Song For The Radio, the debut release from The LYNNeS, a collaboration between herself and Juno-award willing songwriter Lynn Miles. Lynne has also published a book of haiku, and is a two-time finalist in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition in Texas.
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.
2019 Kerrville New Folk Finalist
2018 Canadian Folk Music Award with The LYNNeS | Winner: English Songwriter and Ensemble of the Year | Nominee: Contemporary Album, Producer, Vocal Group of the Year
2017 Indie Acoustic Project best Alt Country CD (Uneven Ground)
2015 2nd place finish The Indie International Songwriting Contest (This Too Shall Pass)
2014 Indie Acoustic Project best Alt Country CD (River of Sand)
2010 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award
2009 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee
2009 Kerrville New Folk Finalist
2008 Mountain Stage New Song Regional Finalist
2006 OCFF "Songs from the Heart" Blues Award
"I've had the pleasure of working with Lynne on a number of occasions. She is a fine composer of interesting songs and performs them very well. She's always welcome on any of my shows." - Albert Lee, Grammy Award-winning guitarist
“Lynne Hanson is a hard-driving performer, who assumes true ownership of her music and she's gooooood ... she had the crowd mesmerized!” - Elaina Martin, Artistic Director, Westfest