Claire Lynch

Claire Lynch

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Thursday, May 11, 6:30 pm
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Bella Vista
An Artosphere Chapel Series Concert | Tickets: $10
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Artosphere welcomes Grammy® nominee and IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year Claire Lynch to Northwest Arkansas. Long at the forefront of women pushing bluegrass boundaries, Lynch’s soulful songs have been recorded by Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea and others. Lynch’s stellar ensemble promises to deliver a comprehensive performance including tender country ballads, hard driving bluegrass, swing and even some Southern Appalachian clog dancing.

Delivering a personable, high energy performance including tender country ballads, hard driving bluegrass, swing, and even some Southern Appalachian clog dancing, the Claire Lynch Band is high on the bluegrass world’s A-List.
This stellar ensemble is made up of musicians whose accolades include 3 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Female Vocalist of the Year awards, IBMA Song of the Year, 2 GRAMMY nominations for Best Bluegrass Album (Claire); 2 IBMA Bass Player of the Year awards (Mark Schatz) and an unprecedented triple first-place win at the Winfield Kansas National Flatpicking Championship on guitar, fiddle and mandolin (Bryan McDowell).
The show highlights the artists iconic vocal stylings & songwriting of lead lady, Claire Lynch, whose songs have been recorded by Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea, and The Seldom Scene. Renowned bassist Mark Schatz — who has performed with Nickel Creek, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Maura O’Connell, Tony Rice, John Hartford, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, and Tim & Mollie O’Brien — delights audiences as he showcases his skills as a banjoist and clogger.
Claire’s seasoned sound is simultaneously unpretentious and richly textured. It’s a down-home, front porch sensibility — until you realize that it’s a rare front porch, indeed, that has ever hosted musicians of this caliber.