“A sterling, silvery vocal presence and a gift…Lynch’s talent is a diamond.” Washington Post
Claire Lynch’s sweetly pure voice has always been in high demand. Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Ralph Stanley and Emmylou Harris (among others) have called on her to sing on their records, while Lynch’s original songs have been covered by A-list musicians in the acoustic world. However, it is Claire Lynch leading her own band that garners the most accolades – including 2 Grammy nominations, countless specialized awards including Female Vocalist of the Year at the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) awards in Nashville twice, and lastly in 2010, along with reverent standing ovations for her shows at prestigious music festivals and theatres.
Now Lynch is at the top of her game. Making records and music since she was 19, she has long been recognized as a creative force in bluegrass music and at the forefront of women who have expanded the genre. She most recently released Crowd Favorites, a collection of fan-picked songs from her career — but she’s also been working on new songs and new ways to make them. Whatcha Gonna Do, took her in a new direction with innovative and more contemporary-bent acoustic arrangements.
Her band is a tight meld of some of the best in the business – Mark Schatz, Jim Hurst and Jason Thomas, all award-winning bluegrass and acoustic stars in their own right.
“She deserves all the accolades we can toss her way.” Atlanta Journal Constitution
“Winsome high range that mixes fragility and strength…lovely, deftly austere.” The Boston Globe