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"[Lynne Hanson] 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

Short Bio

LYNNE HANSON and The Good Intentions (CANADA) are known for their hard-living style of music, mixing gritty ballads with driving roots-tinged guitar. Lynne Hanson's 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. In her brand new release Uneven Ground (April 2017), produced by Winnipeg’s Scott Nolan, she explores the realm of giving sound advice through songwriting and fighting back against the devil within us. With a liberal amount of Texas grit and a polished Nashville sensibility, it would be easy to assume the Canadian songwriter came from the southern USA. The songs are brimming over with imagery and cleverly penned lyrics and fall into the next generation of roots and blues music while still respecting traditions.  

"Jazzier than Lucinda Williams, and more dirt floor country than Jason Isbell, Lynne Hanson is a fine songwriter with a good ear for rhymes and she most definitely knows how to pen a heartwarming song" - Roy Peak | Rocking Magpie (UK)

Lynne Hanson has toured the US, Europe and the UK, either solo or with her band The Good Intentions. She’s 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. She received a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination in 2009 and won the prestigious Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award in 2010.

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Press Quotes

"The songs are all clever, substantial and crafted. This disc will continue to propel her on the upward trajectory she deserves." Penguin Eggs | full review

"Another very fine album.  Uneven Ground has some of the singer's best songs.  Quality all the way"  4 1/2 stars | Country Music People (UK) | full review

"A cut above the rest" Ottawa Tonite | full article

"With Uneven Ground , Lynne delivers her most beautiful album so far, and can be counted among the most important musicians in the roots genre." Johnny's Garden (NL) | full review

"A stunningly beautiful piece of work"  9/10  Muziekwereld (NL) | full review

Lynne Hanson’s hardly a household name, but she boasts a catalog that makes her worthy of recognition. 84/100 | Elmore Magazine (USA) full review

"Hanson's lyrics are of a high level. She draws the subjects from her own person, her experiences or from her environment. All this brought about by her warm, impressive, rugged voice, makes this album one that deserves a privileged place in the record collection."  Keys and Chords | full review

"Her artistic maturity has reached its fullness"  Rootshighway (Italy) | full review

"An uncommon ability to interpret the roots of American sound by combining sensual blues with delicious country-folk numbers" Lonestar Time (Italy) | full review


Music Samples: Soundcloud

Sample video

for additional performance video visit Lynne Hanson's YouTube channel

Lynne Hanson & The Good Intentions | Stuttgart, Germany  May 2017

Lynne Hanson & The Good Intentions July 2017 Kemptville Live Music Festival
Lynne Hanson & BJ Baartmans | Holland

Performance quotes

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. - Grammy Award-winning guitarist Albert Lee  

Thank You for the outstanding performance at our festival. I knew from the first note that I had hit a home-run hiring you, you were a joy to deal with and I will certainly have you and your great band back again. - Bob Besharah, Executive Director, Kemptville Live Music  

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, Westfest 

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photo: Scott Doubt Photography

photo: Scott Doubt Photography

photo: Scott Doubt Photography

photo: Scott Doubt

photo: Scott Doubt

photo: Scott Doubt

photo: Scott Doubt


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Additional Promotional Photos

photo:  Brian D Campbell

photo: Brian D Campbell

photo:   Brittany Gawley Photography

photo: Brittany Gawley Photography

photo:  Brittany Gawley Photography

photo: Brittany Gawley Photography

Album cover Uneven Ground             
photo:  Brittany Gawley

Album cover Uneven Ground
photo: Brittany Gawley