Award-winning Canadian Americana songwriter Lynne Hanson has announced a UK tour for October, as a duo with guitarist Blair Michael Hogan (who you can see in action in the wonderful clip below). The two-time Canadian Folk Music Award winner will begin in Leamington Spa on October 4th, performing a total of 16 dates before finishing up in Oxford at the Jericho Tavern.
Described as “too tough for folk and too blues-influenced for country”, Hanson has been compared to artists such as Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch, and is known for her high-energy, roots guitar-driven live performances. As we once put it, “on stage Hanson has a wonderful charm and disarming sense of humour … a spontaneity and honesty that enchants.”
The prolific songwriter has released eight studio albums along with two books of poetry over her 17-year solo career. She is an international touring artist, and has appeared at leading international festivals including Take Root (Netherlands), Glasgow Americana (Scotland), Maverick Festival (UK), Kerrville Folk Festival (US), and Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada). She’s toured as support for Grammy-nominated artists like Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert, and Albert Lee.
Full details and advance tickets are available via her official website which you can find here.
Lynne Hanson (duo) UK Tour October 2023:
Oct 4 – Leamington Spa – Temperance
Oct 5 – York – Black Swan Folk Club
Oct 6 – Beverley – Cherry Burton Village Hall
Oct 7 – Glasgow – Glasgow Americana Festival
Oct 8 – Shildon – Cape To Cairo
Oct 11 – Barnoldswick – Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre
Oct 12 – Sheffield – The Dorothy Pax
Oct 13 – Scarborough – Old Parcels Office Artspace
Oct 14 – Hexham – The Vault
Oct 18 – Stoke On Trent – Artisan Tap
Oct 19 – Bath – Persephone Books
Oct 20 – Sevenoaks – St Edith Folk Club
Oct 21 – London – The Bulls Head (Barnes)
Oct 22 – Worcester – St Swithun’s Church
Oct 24 – Cumbernauld – Cumbernauld Theatre
Oct 26 – Oxford – Jericho Tavern