Canada's own Queen of Americana”

— Jan Hall, Folk Roots Radio

Short Bio

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 a two-time Canadian Folk Music Award winner, a recipient of the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, winner of the Blues and Roots Radio International Song Contest, two-time Folk Music Ontario Song From The Heart Blues Award winner,  a two-time Indie Acoustic Project Alt-Country album of the year winner, and a two-time Kerrville New Folk finalist.

Lynne has performed in venues and festivals across Canada, parts of the United States, and in Europe, had official showcases in Memphis, TN and Austin TX, has toured in support of Grammy nominated songwriters (Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert), and opened for guitar legend Albert Lee in the UK and Canada.

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Press Quotes

“Just Words is an impeccable artistic creation. ... will sit alongside the finest country-Americana albums one will encounter in 2020” - Exclaim! Magazine | full review

"Every song is a gem of musical proficiency ... From the song writing through to the inspired playing to the gorgeous production, this is an album to cherish and treasure." Great Dark Wonder | full review
"Now on her seventh studio album, Lynne Hanson is continuing to make a huge impression on the Americana music scene and her latest effort, ‘Just Words’, could just be the one to take her to the next level. This is far more than ‘Just Words’."  Maverick Magazine (UK) | full review

"Canadian Americana artist Lynne Hanson turns heartbreak into poetry with a rock backbone ... The album is a tour de force." Glide Magazine | full article

"[Lynne Hanson] seems headed for that revered territory inhabited by seasoned songwriters such as Nanci Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mary Gauthier or Lucinda Williams." 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 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

"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


"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



Music Samples

Sample video

OFFICIAL video SINGLE Hold My Breath (released Sept 10, 2021)

for additional performance video visit Lynne Hanson's YouTube channel

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