Lynne Hanson & The Good Intentions
LYNNE HANSON & THE GOOD INTENTIONS Saturday 2nd April 2022
At long last, we get to see Lynne Hanson and The Good Intentions back at Town Hall Live. This concert was originally scheduled for April 2020 and then April 2021, but became a victim of Coronavirus.
Growing up in Ottawa, Canada Lynne Hanson started playing guitar as a teenager, eventually working her way to an Award winning debut CD in 2006. Two more albums quickly followed and each garnered critical appraisal. Lynne then took time out, before returning in 2014 with the excellent ‘River of Sand’, which saw her writing mature into a more intuitive and visceral style. ‘Uneven Ground’ followed in 2017 which explored the realm of giving sound advice through song writing and fighting back against the devil within us.
The original tour was to promote Lynne’s new album, the excellent ‘Just Words’ which was produced by Jim Bryson. Every song on the album is a gem of musical proficiency. From the song writing through to the inspired playing and the gorgeous production, it is an album to cherish and treasure.
At first listen, Lynne’s warm but gritty music leads you to think of the America’s south. It is too tough for folk and too blues influenced for country. Her brand of ‘porch music with a little red dirt, can turn on a dime from a sunshine, blue sky ballad into a full on thunderstorm of gritty Americana swamp from one song to the next.
Lynne’s live performances are high energy and guitar driven and her songs familiar and comfortable, fearless and strong.
Lynne was a two time Canadian Folk Music Award Winner in 2018 for English Songwriter and Ensemble of the Year with The LYNNes, a two time Indie Acoustic Project Album of the Year for ‘River of Sand’ in 2014 and ‘Uneven Ground’ in 2017. And a past winner of the Colleen Peterson Song Writing Award.
For this tour The Good Intentions are: Blair Michael Hogan on lead guitar and mandolin and MJ Dandeneau on bass. Lynne’s previous performances at Town Hall Live have been a joy and we are sure that this concert will be no different. An excellent night is guaranteed.
Support will come from KATE ELLIS, who was born in Louisiana and raised in New York, but has been based in London for several years. This will be Kate’s third appearance at THL and she has just released her new album. Her emotional and seductive vocals take you into a world of private beauty, reflections and feelings. Her music is intimate and evocative.
Advance Tickets for this concert are priced at £13.50 and can be purchased from Londis (Kirton), from Brian on 01652 649230 or from www.wegottickets.com