Home Life: Lynne Hanson

Ottawa-based Lynne Hanson has just released ‘Just Words‘, her seventh album, produced by the  much-respected Jim Bryson.  For an artist who self-describes her music as ‘porch music with a little red dirt‘ it’s arguably her finest and most personal to date. Where Bryson may have broadened the sonic palette somewhat, Hanson is left to do what she does best – deliver songs that are much delivered from the heart as they are from the head.  Straddling country and Americana, her’s is a style that is both gritty and emotive, with burgeoning melodies that burst from the songs.  Over the years Hanson has built a sizeable fanbase across Canada and her visits to Europe have always been met with a more than favourable reaction. ‘Just Words‘ will undoubtably build on that hard-earned reputation and will certainly be one to consider come those end of year lists.  Americana-UK caught up with Hanson, hunkered down in her Canadian home just to check in and see how she was bearing up. Continue reading “Home Life: Lynne Hanson”

Video: Lynne Hanson “Long Way Home”

Here is the polished, well-produced new video from Lynne Hanson.  This heartbreak ballad features a bluesy tone and rootsy guitars.  Hanson is ably supported by Kevin Beit on guitar and Jim Bryson on the keyboard.  It’s taken from her brand new album, ‘Just Words’, which is Hanson’s seventh.  A seasoned song writer and performer, she has supported the likes of Steve Forbert, Gretchen Peters and Albert Lee.  Continue reading “Video: Lynne Hanson “Long Way Home””