Roots artist Lynne Hanson was born in Ottawa, Canada, hometown to a growing number of exceptional roots artists, including Kathleen Edwards and Lynn Miles (who sings backup on several tracks). Lynne has been attracting critical praise since the release of her debut CD Things I Miss in late 2006. River by My Side won the 2006 Blues Award from the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals "Songs from the Heart" contest, while the title track was chosen as one of the best songs of 2006 by the Indie Acoustic Music Project. With Eleven Months Lynne is making a case that there must be something in the water. \'Eleven Months is a moving, emotionally well crafted succession to Lynne's priceless first endeavor Things I Miss\' - Henry Hallett, KXCI From the grit of the soul-searching \'Nazareth Bound\' to the playful consequences of a wrong turn in \'Movie Queen,\' Eleven Months explores age old topics in timeless fashion. The hauntingly lonely waltz \'More of the Same\' is followed two songs later by the exquisite portrayal of lifelong commitment in \'Dance in the Evermore,\' and then moves on to the mischievous blues based \'Willow Tree,\' a cheeky response to the classic bluegrass tune Pretty Polly. Strong bluegrass influences leave their fingerprints all over \'Cold Touch\' and the CD closes out with \'How Little I Sleep\' about making the most of the present. Eleven Months features acoustic guitar, as well as dobro, pedal steel, upright bass, with minimalist drumming on a stripped down kit, as well as some mandolin, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, and lap steel. Lynne's vocals have been compared to Gillian Welch, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Carrie Newcomer. Musicians on Eleven Months include Lynn Miles, Dan Whiteley, Miche Pouliot, Chris Breitner, Al Bragg, Chris Barkley, Doug Cox, Guy Donis, Paul Bourdeau, Steve Marriner, Shane Simpson, Jason Jaknunas, Greg Jaknunas, Al Wood and James Stephens. The music on the CD ranges from Americana country to contemporary folk - think porch music with a little Texas red dirt. Prior to pursuing her own musical voice, Lynne spent five years performing and honing her musical skills with guitarist / songwriter Shane Simpson (David Francey) in coffeehouses, bars and festivals across Canada. ___________________ Her writing is mature and her lyrics flow in an almost conversational manner, which is wholly engaging. - Maverick Magazine (UK) Another new talent from Canada is about to take the music world by storm. - Leo Kattestaart, Alt.Country.com (NL) Another great songwriter from North of the border. - Terry Carperter, WTJU.
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