Compass Readies Claire Lynch’s DEAR SISTER for Release Next Week

Image635053561375959147By any measure, Claire Lynch is high on the bluegrass world’s A-List, with accolades that include two International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Female Vocalist of the Year awards and two Grammy nominations for Best Bluegrass Album, and most recently, Lynch won the 2012 USA Artists $50,000 Walker Fellowship.

Now, on the heels of the prestigious award, Lynch has prepared her highly awaited Compass debut DEAR SISTER to be released by Compass Records next Monday, June 3rd.

The album showcases Lynch and her razor sharp band (Mark Schatz – bass, Matt  Wingate – guitar, mandolin, Bryan McDowell – fiddle, mandolin, guitar) on a rocksolid, 10 song set of bluegrassy folk and Americana.

Standouts include “Doin’ Time” (with Tim O’Brien on vocals and bouzouki), the title track “Dear Sister”—an
anthemic ballad of the Civil War written by Lynch and Louisa Branscomb based on  recently discovered historic letters written by a relative of Louisa’s on the eve of the battle of Stone’s River—and the Pierce Pettis penned “That Kind of Love.”

Taken as a whole, the songs constitute what is possibly Claire’s most personal record to date and certainly one of the most broadly accessible albums of her storied career.

Look for Claire on tour in the following cities:

      • 06-08-2013  Rolla, MO
      • 06-09-2013  Belle Plaine, KS
      • 06-10-2013  Perkins, OK
      • 06-27-2013  New York\, NY
      • 06-28-2013  Blairstown, NJ
      • 06-29 and 6/30 2013  Altamont, NY
      • 07-12-2013  Mount Solon, VA
      • 07-13-2013  Lorton, VA
      • 07-25-2013  Hiawassee, GA
      • 07-26-2013  Athens, GA
      • 07-27-2013  Bloomingdale, GA
      • 08-01-2013  Ridgefield, CT
      • 08-02-2013  Sodus, NY
      • 08-08-2013  Wisconsin Rapids, WI
      • 08-09-2013  Richmond, MN
      • 08-11-2013  Alta, WY
      • 08-14-2013  Billings, MT

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