Lynne Hanson & Linda McRae
LYNNE HANSON is known for her hard-living style of music, mixing gritty ballads with driving roots-tinged guitar. Her deep bluesy croon is pure and full of fortitude, and she's drawn comparisons to Lucinda Williams, with a touch of Gillian Welch thrown in. She has the uncommon ability to interpret the roots of American sound by combining sensual blues with delicious country-folk numbers. Lynne has toured the US, Europe and the UK, showcased in Austin, TX and Memphis, TN, toured in support of Grammy nominated artist Gretchen Peters and Steve Forbert, and opened for Grammy-award winning guitar legend Albert Lee. She received a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination in 2009 and won the prestigious Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award in 2010. Many of you will remember Lynne from her Victoria performance with Lynn Miles, the award winning duo The LYNNeS!
LINDA MCRAE is a Canadian – US based songwriter/multi-instrumentalist,BC Entertainment Hall of Fame Pioneer Inductee and former member ofSpirit of the West. Her unforgettable melodies and thought-provoking lyrics, make her a captivating and sought-after artist. Playing banjo and singing in a strong alto, McRae offerS a masterful and stirring set of songs — songs with a capital S — that take you on a sonic journey while steadily cracking open your heart. Linda has performed in venues as diverse as Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and at the New Folsom Prison, where she facilitates writing workshops for the inmates.
The Upstairs Lounge is licensed restaurant and bar, doors open at 6 pm for dinner service, the concert starts at 7:30 pm. Please note this is a listening