Season Opener: Lynne Hanson Saturday March 18th

artist-lynne-hanson-photographed-in-ottawa-october-29-20142Lynne Hanson is a rising star in Canadian Roots Music; playing some blues, some folk, and a lot of hard edged, emotionally honest country.  Roots Music Report writes: “A thread of quiet urgency runs through Lynne Hanson’s songs.” She herself says “There are two sides of me,that rockin’ side and that introspective side.”

Having herself been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, Lynne has toured in support of Grammy nominated songwriters (Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert) as well as guitar legend Albert Lee, playing throughout Europe and North America. There are several names that seem to come up when reviewers describe Lynne Hanson’s music, as is the case here in a British Review of Lynne’s recent seven track CD, aptly called “Seven Deadly Spins”:

“a mesmeric collection of seven dark pieces…  there are echoes of Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams and Rosanne Cash detected throughout the record” – Three Chords and the Truth UK

References to those recording artists are not so much direct comparisons of Hanson’s  work to theirs as they are evocations of a similar spirit revealed in music. Lynne’s next full length CD is due out in April, but the buzz from her last one, 2014’s “River Of Sand” remains strong:

“She’s made the only roots rock record of the year to hold a candle to Rosanne Cash’s “The River and the Thread” – Cambridge Times

“What makes this an exceptional piece of work is the quality of the songs… Certainly Hanson has made one of the standout country albums of the year.” – The Irish Times

“Hanson combines country and folk with a confidence usually found in rock music, while her voice channels the pain of a wounded heart determined to not simply survive, but triumph”- The Ottawa Citizen

The Empire State Railway Museum is located at 70 Lower High Street in Phoenicia, New York. Tickets are $12  at the door or $10 with an advance RSVP. Show time is 7:30 p.m. and the doors open at 7:00 p.m. This is an intimate venue with seating for approximately 50 guests.

Seats can be reserved by emailing us at or by calling Flying Cat Music at 845-688-9453. RSVPs must be received by 5:00 p.m.on the day of the show in order to confirm seat availability. Advance seats can only be guaranteed until 7:20 p.m. so please arrive early to claim them.

Website for Lynne Hanson

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Video of  Lynne Hanson performing  This Too Shall Pass