Lynne Hanson brings her gritty folk sound to the Upstairs Lounge in Oak Bay for a Feb. 15 show with Linda McRae. Photos by Jen Squires

Canada’s ‘queen of Americana’ unveiling new album at Upstairs Lounge

Lynne Hanson to be joined by musical veteran Linda McRae for Saturday show in Oak Bay

Singer-songwriter Lynne Hanson’s gritty musical tales of life and love, sung with her trademark deep bluesy croon, draw comparisons to Lucinda Williams.

But the Canadian artist has created her own following crafting songs that interpret the roots of American sound by combining sensual blues with delicious country-folk numbers. Hanson brings her unique sound to the Upstairs Lounge at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre this Saturday (Feb. 15), when she’ll unveil material from her brand-new album, Just Words.

She’s toured with the likes of Albert Lee, Grammy-nominated Gretchen Peters and Steve Forbert and is a past winner of the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award.

Accompanying her for this 7:30 p.m. show is fellow Canadian, Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist Linda McRae, a B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame Pioneer Inductee and one-time member of Spirit of the West who has performed in venues as diverse as Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and at the New Folsom Prison, where she facilitates writing workshops for the inmates.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner ahead of this “listening” show. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door if available. Visit lynnehanson.com or lindamcrae.com for more information on the artists.



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