Lynne Hanson w/ Blair Hogan at the winery
Time & Location
About The Event
JUST WORDS “Just Words is an impeccable artistic creation. ... will sit alongside the finest country-Americana albums one will encounter in 2020” - Exclaim! Magazine
"Every song is a gem of musical proficiency ... From the song writing through to the inspired playing to the gorgeous production, this is an album to cherish and treasure." Great Dark Wonder
Too tough for folk and too blues influenced for country, LYNNE HANSON'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.
Lynne is a two-time Canadian Folk Music Award winner (2018 English Songwriter, Ensemble of the Year with The LYNNeS), a two-time Indie Acoustic Project Alt-Country album of the year winner (River of Sand 2014, Uneven Ground 2017), a past winner of the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, and a two-time finalist in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk competition in Texas.
Lynne has toured Canada, the US, Europe and the UK. She's toured the UK in support of Grammy nominated songwriters (Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert), as well opening for guitar legend Albert Lee in the UK and Canada.
Blair Hogan is one of the busiest session musicians in the Ottawa area, and with good reason. Hogan has a great melodic sensibility to his guitar playing. He adds to a song in a way that can be both unobtrusive and in your face at the same time, weaving around lyrics with well crafted hooks full of delay reverb. With a huge sonic pallet at his fingertips (and feet), and an ever expanding collection of old amps and guitars, the right sound for any gig is always achieved. Hogan has spent more than a decade as a session and touring guitarist, mandolin and bass player for a multitude of award winning artists including: Lynne Hanson, Amanda Rheaume, and Brock Zeman. When he’s not on the road Hogan does session work in studios all over the city - most recently on Kathleen Edwards' upcoming album, and plays rock and roll with Ottawa favourites Silver Creek.