“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)
LYNNE HANSON is known for her hard-living style of music, mixing gritty ballads with driving roots-tinged guitar. At first listen, her warm, gritty, boot stomping music leads you through the southern USA, though Lynne hails from Ottawa, Canada. Her sound is born honestly through a lifetime of experience and influence, expressed through the rock, blues and roots that bleeds from her very being. With a liberal amount of Texas grit and a polished Nashville sensibility, Lynne’s songs are familiar and comfortable, yet fearless and strong. 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. No matter what the song, there’s a weight and a warmth to her expression.
"[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 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.
"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
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