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Golden Link presents Lynne Hanson, Canada’s “Queen of Americana”

David Townsend | Published on 10/28/2022

 

 

P.O. Box 92398

Rochester, NY 14692

www.goldenlink.org

 

 

Media contact (not for publication): Dave Townsend, (585) 467-8690

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 27, 2022

 

Golden Link presents Lynne Hanson, Canada’s “Queen of Americana”

 

Rochester, NY – Too tough for folk and too blues-influenced for country, Ottawa-based musician Lynne Hanson has her own brand of porch music that 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. Her hard-living music has garnered her the nickname “Canada’s Queen of Americana.” Joining her for this concert is Blair Michael Hogan on guitar. They will be performing on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at 7:30 pm at our new concert location at Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road, Rochester NY 14626. See below for Golden Link’s COVID safety protocols.

 

And while Lynne’s deep, bluesy croon has drawn comparisons to Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch, it’s the poetry of her lyrics that really sets this prolific songwriter apart. Hanson is known for her high-energy, roots guitar driven live performances, whether playing solo or with her band the Good Intentions. She has an uncanny way of connecting with her audience with an authenticity that is as entertaining as it is disarming.

 

Lynne has released nine albums along with two books of poetry over her 16-year solo career. She has toured extensively across North America, Europe, and the UK, and appeared at leading international festivals. She has also toured as support for Grammy-nominated artists like Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert, and Albert Lee. Lynne previously performed for a Golden Link concert in June 2019 as one half of the duo “The Lynnes” with Lynn Miles. They won the 2018 Canadian Folk Music Awards for English Songwriter and Ensemble of the Year.

 

“Hanson is a fine singer whose voice is strong, soaked in experience, well capable of rocking out with the best … on the quieter numbers there is always a sense of depth and hard-earned wisdom.” – Americana UK

 

Online ticket sales end at midnight on November 18.

General Admission: $25 ($27 at the door)

Golden Link Members: $20 ($22 at the door)

Students: $10

Children under 12: $5

 

* Current Concert Regulations Due to COVID:

Tickets can be purchased at the gate. We still encourage purchasing in advance through the website to expedite your entry into the concert. And purchasing in advance will save you money!

• All attendees must provide Proof of Vaccination at the gate, along with a Photo ID

• Starting in December 2022, we are no longer requiring Proof of Vaccination at the gate.

Masks are recommended, but not required while in the building.

 

See below for a calendar listing of this and other upcoming concerts.

 

Phone or email interviews with the performer(s) can be arranged.

 

Photos of the performers are available at:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1a_Dh4Mg9T-3l07dKaxNrU2fgpCFx1saF?usp=sharing

 

Founded in 1971, the Golden Link Folk Singing Society is dedicated to presenting, promoting, and preserving folk music in the Rochester area. Golden Link is a volunteer-operated and member-supported 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts, cultural, and educational organization.

 

CALENDAR LISTINGS

 

 

Lynne Hanson

Saturday, November 19, 2022; 7:30 pm

Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road, Rochester NY 14626

 

Too tough for folk and too blues-influenced for country, Ottawa-based musician Lynne Hanson’s brand of porch music 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. Her hard living music has garnered her the nickname “Canada’s Queen of Americana.” And while her deep, bluesy croon has drawn comparisons to Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch, it’s the poetry of her lyrics that really sets her apart. Joining her in concert is Blair Michael Hogan on guitar.

 

Proof of vaccination is required for everyone in attendance. Masks are recommended, but not required. Advance ticket purchases are recommended, but tickets will also be available at the door.

 

Tickets: General Admission: $25 ($27 at the door), Golden Link Members: $20 ($22 at the door), Students: $10, Children age 5-12: $5.

For more information, visit www.goldenlink.org.

 

Joe Jencks: On A Midwinter’s Night

Saturday, December 10, 2022; 7:30 pm

Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road, Rochester NY 14626

 

Internationally acclaimed songwriter, performer, and recording artist Joe Jencks offers a special holiday concert. A 25-year veteran of the international folk circuit, Jencks is known for his unique merging of social consciousness, spiritual exploration, and musical beauty. On A Midwinter’s Night continues in that vein, while focusing on songs of the holiday season, songs of history and humanity, as well as some winter favorites. Blending well-crafted instrumentals and vivid songwriting, Jencks serves it all up with a lyric baritone voice that has the edgy richness of a good sea-salt caramel.

Masks are recommended, but not required. Advance ticket purchases are recommended, but tickets will also be available at the door.

 

Tickets: General Admission: $25 ($27 at the door), Golden Link Members: $20 ($22 at the door), Students: $10, Children age 5-12: $5.

For more information, visit www.goldenlink.org.