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Lynne Hanson Does It Her Way

Lynne Hanson is a Canadian singer-songwriter based in Ottawa, Ontario who has released seven albums and has toured internationally.

After performing with Shane Simpson from 2000 to 2005, she launched her solo songwriting career with the release of her first album, Things I Miss in 2006, followed by Eleven Months (2008) and Once the Sun Goes Down (2010). Her fourth studio album River of Sand was produced by Juno-award-winning songwriter Lynn Miles, and released in September 2014 on Continental Song City by the Dutch record label CRS.

In 2010 she was the winner of the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award for her song "Rest of My Days" and in 2009 was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in the New/Emerging Artist category. Hanson was a New Folk Finalist at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas in 2009.

She has toured across Canada and internationally as a solo artist. She has toured in Europe and the Southern US with fellow Canadian songwriter Lynn Miles, and the United Kingdom and Ireland as support for Grammy-nominated Nashville based songwriters Steve Forbert in October 2012 and Gretchen Peters in March 2012. In 2014, she performed at the CBC Canada Day Songwriters' Circle.

Lynne also collaborates with Lynn Miles in the band project The LYNNeS, who released their debut album Heartbreak Song for the Radio in 2018. In 2018 The LYNNeS were nominated for 5 Canadian Folk Music Awards, winning English Songwriter of the Year and Ensemble of the Year.

"Now on her seventh studio album, Lynne Hanson is continuing to make a huge impression on the Americana music scene and her latest effort, ‘Just Words’, could just be the one to take her to the next level. This is far more than ‘Just Words’."  Maverick Magazine (UK)


Too tough for folk and too blues influenced for country, Lynne's brand of "porch music with a little red dirt" 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. She's known for her high-energy, roots guitar driven live performances, whether playing solo or with her band the Good Intentions. A closet stand-up comedian, Lynne often leaves the audience howling with laughter with her between-song-banter. 

“Just Words is an impeccable artistic creation. ... will sit alongside the finest country-Americana albums one will encounter in 2020” - Exclaim! Magazine


Lynne's latest release ' Just Words ' was met with critical acclaim. It's her 7th studio album. Produced by Jim Bryson. Recorded at North of Princess, Kingston, Ontario and Fixed Hinge Studio, Stittsville, Ontario. 

The song ' Higher Ground ' from the album was chosen as Blues & Roots Radio's International Song Contest 2019 overall winner by an international panel of jurors from the station based in Canada, the USA, the UK, Europe, and Australia.  

Lynne's hectic touring schedule came to an abrupt halt due to the pandemic, but, she has kept very active online, performing a series of live streams showcasing her back catalogue of music.


From July 23rd to September 3rd she'll be live streaming a complete album every Thursday with help from guitarist Blair Michael Hogan.  These shows start at 8pm Eastern every Thursday on Lynne's Facebook Music Page , you can watch them play through every one of her albums from top to bottom - one album at a time!

July 23 - Things I Miss 
July 30 - Eleven Months 
Aug 6 - Once The Sun Goes Down 
Aug 13 - River Of Sand 
Aug 20 - 7 Deadly Spins 
Aug 27 - Uneven Ground 
Sep 3 - Just Words


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