Canadian Artists Inspire Claire Lynch's New Album: North by South

 “A sterling, silvery vocal presence and a gift for supple, emotional ornamentation… Lynch’s talent is a diamond…gorgeous voice and sense of purpose, supported by (a) superb ensemble.”
—The Washington Post 
“…one of my very favorite singers in all of acoustic, country and bluegrass music.  She is a jewel." 
—Mary Chapin Carpenter
“[Claire Lynch has a] gift for molding lyrics to melody...lovely, deftly austere”
The Boston Globe 
"She has one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today." 
 —Dolly Parton
August 4th, 2016 - Nashville, TN  — Three-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year winner and 2016 nominee, Claire Lynch pays homage to Canadian songwriters through a set of bluegrass and Americana tracks on her new album NORTH BY SOUTH . Inspired by her recent marriage to a Canadian, Lynch began to dig into the vast catalog of songs written by Canadian songwriters. Working with Alison Brown in the producer’s chair, she delivers stand out versions of Ron Sexsmith’s “Cold Hearted Wind” with Jerry Douglas on Dobro, the catchy “Kingdom Come” written by Old Man Luedecke featuring Bela Fleck (banjo) and Stuart Duncan (fiddle) and the gorgeous maritime ballad “Molly May” written by Cape Breton’s J.P. Cormier. Lynch also offers thoughtful reinterpretations of songs by Lynn Miles (“Black Flowers”), Dave Francey (“Empty Train”) and Gordon Lightfoot (“It's Worth Believing”).  In addition, s he contributes one of her own songs: the light-hearted “Milo” to the project.  These carefully chosen, elegantly rendered songs are an exquisite sampling of the rich tradition of Canadian songwriting, but Lynch remarks that "this collection only touches the tip of the iceberg". NORTH BY SOUTH is the product of a love for the songs of Canada, now a centerpiece of Lynch's life. 
NORTH BY SOUTH will be released September 16th on Compass Records.  
1. Cold Hearted Wind (Ron Sexsmith)
2. Molly May (J.P. Cormier, Gervais Cormier)
3. Kingdom Come (Christopher Rudolf Luedecke)
4. Andrew's Waltz (WIllie P. Bennett)
5. Empty Train (David Francey)
6. Gone Again (Cris Cuddy)
7. Black Flowers (Lynn Miles)
8. Milo (Claire Lynch)
9. It's Worth Believin' (Gordon Lightfoot)
10. All The Diamonds in the World (Bruce Cockburn)
08-28 - Los Angeles, CA - John Anson Ford Theatre 
09-02 - Jim Thorpe, PA - Mauch Chunk Opera House
09-03 - Woodstown, NJ - Delaware Valley Bluegrass Fest. 
09-10 - Cary, NC - Cary Arts Center
09-15 - Winfield, KS - Walnut Valley Festival 
09-18 - Lincoln, NE - Unitarian Church of Lincoln 
09-20 - Perkins, OK - The Old Perkins Methodist 
09-30 - Raleigh, NC - IBMA Fest. 
10-02 - Maggie Valley, NC - Cataloochee Ranch 
10-13 - Decatur, GA - Eddie’s Attic 
10-15 - Robbinsville, NC - Stecoah Valley Cultural Cntr. 
11-03 - Decatur, AL - The Princess Theatre 
11-04 - Tuscaloosa, AL - The Bama Theatre 
11-05 - Pensacola, FL - Great Gulfcoast Arts Fest. 
11-06 - Baton Rouge, LA - Unitarian Church 
11-18 - Naples, FL - Wang Theatre @ Opera Naples 
11-19 - Dunnellon, FL - Withlacoochee River Fest.
11-20 - Tallahassee, FL - Bradfordville Blues Club 

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