Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Out Now: Claire Lynch's new album North By South

"North by South is a landmark recording by Claire Lynch."
 —Bob McWilliams, Kansas Public Radio

"#SUBLIME" Sandra Sperounes, Edmonton Journal
North by South is a brilliant tribute to the artistry of 
Canadian singer-songwriters.”Ron Moores, CKCU 

"Always a sucker for a Gordon Lightfoot cover and 
Claire’s version is a stunner." Anne Williams, WNRN

September 16th, 2016 - Nashville, TN  
Three-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year winner and 2016 nominee, Claire Lynch pays homage to Canadian songwriters through a set of bluegrass and Americana tracks on her new album NORTH BY SOUTH.
Inspired by her recent marriage to a Canadian, Lynch began to dig into the vast catalog of songs written by Canadian songwriters.

Claire Lynch - North By South

Release Date: 16 Sept 2016

Record Label: Compass Records

10 Tracks/ Time: 33:16 Country/ Folk

Working with Alison Brown in the producer’s chair, she delivers stand out versions of Ron Sexsmith’s “Cold Hearted Wind” with Jerry Douglas on Dobro, the catchy “Kingdom Come” written by Old Man Luedecke featuring Bela Fleck (banjo) and Stuart Duncan (fiddle) and the gorgeous maritime ballad “Molly May” written by Cape Breton’s J.P. Cormier.

Lynch also offers thoughtful reinterpretations of songs by Lynn Miles (“Black Flowers”), Dave Francey (“Empty Train”) and Gordon Lightfoot (“It's Worth Believing”).  In addition, she contributes one of her own songs: the light-hearted “Milo” to the project.  These carefully chosen, elegantly rendered songs are an exquisite sampling of the rich tradition of Canadian songwriting, but Lynch remarks that "this collection only touches the tip of the iceberg". 
NORTH BY SOUTH is the product of a love for the songs of Canada, now a centerpiece of Lynch's life.  

A preview of "All the Diamonds in the World" by Bruce Cockburn.

1. Gone Again featuring Bela Fleck (banjo) and David Grier (guitar) 
2. Kingdom Come featuring Bela Fleck (banjo) and David Grier (guitar) 
3.  It's Worth Believin' featuring Jerry Douglas (dobro)

1. Cold Hearted Wind (Ron Sexsmith)
2. Molly May (J.P. Cormier, Gervais Cormier)
3. Kingdom Come (Christopher Rudolf Luedecke)
4. Andrew's Waltz (WIllie P. Bennett)
5. Empty Train (David Francey)
6. Gone Again (Cris Cuddy)
7. Black Flowers (Lynn Miles)
8. Milo (Claire Lynch)
9. It's Worth Believin' (Gordon Lightfoot)
10. All The Diamonds in the World (Bruce Cockburn)

09/18 - Lincoln, NE - Unitarian Church of Lincoln 
09/20 - Perkins, OK - The Old Perkins Methodist 
09/30 - Raleigh, NC - IBMA Fest. 
10/02 - Maggie Valley, NC - Cataloochee Ranch 
10/13 - Decatur, GA - Eddie’s Attic 
10/15 - Robbinsville, NC - Stecoah Valley Cultural Cntr. 
10/20 - Athens, GA - Land Strust Benefit
10/22 - WHite, GA Woodsong Farm Fall Songwriting Workshop
11/03 - Decatur, AL - The Princess Theatre 
11/04 - Tuscaloosa, AL - The Bama Theatre 
11/05 - Pensacola, FL - Great Gulfcoast Arts Fest. 
11/06 - Baton Rouge, LA - Unitarian Church 
11/18 - Naples, FL - Wang Theatre @ Opera Naples 
11/19 - Dunnellon, FL - Withlacoochee River Fest.
11/20 - Tallahassee, FL - Bradfordville Blues Club 
02/11 - Sheffield, AL - The Historic Ritz Theatre
07/28 - Stevenson, WA - Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival
10/13 - Saint John, Canada - Imperial Theatre New Brunswick

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