Claire Lynch Band
The Claire Lynch Band - Claire (guitar, vocals), Matt Wingate (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Mark Schatz (bass, clawhammer banjo, percussive dance) and Bryan McDowell (mandolin, fiddle, vocals) has the innate ability to perfectly interpret the beauty, subtlety and genre-defying sophistication of Claire's music. By any measure, the quartet is high on the bluegrass world's A-List, with musicians whose accolades include International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Female Vocalist of the Year and two Grammy nominations for Best Bluegrass Album (Claire), two IBMA Bass Player of the Year awards (Mark), MerleFest Doc Watson Guitar Champion (Matt ) and an unprecedented first-place win in three instrument categories at the Walnut Valley National Flatpicking Championship (Bryan).
Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. Her harmonies have graced the recordings of many stellar musicians, including Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Jonathan Edwards, Dolly Parton, Donna the Buffalo, Pam Tillis, Jesse Winchester and Ralph Stanley. Dolly Parton credits Claire with "one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today." Equally gifted as a songwriter, her songs have been recorded by The Seldom Scene, Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea, The Cherryholmes, The Whites and others.
"One of my favorite singers in all acoustic, country and bluegrass music. She is a jewel... Her original songs display her gifts as a songwriter of uncommon skill, and her outside song choices reinforce her artistic self, one who feels deeply about home, family, strength, resilience and courage." Mary Chapin Carpenter
"Claire Lynch is a rare talent indeed. She has a beautiful, effervescent voice which can handle both contemporary and traditional musics with complete authenticity. I love to listen to her and I love to sing with her." - Linda Ronstadt
"one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today." - Dolly Parton
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15 Kimball Hill Rd
Putney, VT 05346
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