Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. Claire's career is fittingly bookended by two IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year awards: in 2010, in recognition of her current work with the Claire Lynch Band, and in 1997, for her influential work with the Front Porch String Band, and as a solo artist She graced albums by other artists with her background vocals including Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Pam Tillis, Alison Brown, Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea and Ralph Stanley. Today, the impressive list of other guest appearances continues including spots on albums by Donna the Buffalo, Sara Watkins, the Gibson Brothers, Jonathan Edwards and Jesse Winchester. In 2005, Lynch struck out on her own, forming the Claire Lynch Band and releasing the aptly named "New Day" CD. It was a hit on the bluegrass charts and earned her IBMA nominations for "Song of the Year" and "Female Vocalist of the Year." In 2007, Rounder Records featured her brilliant catalog of music from her previous five albums on their label and titled the anthology collection, "Crowd Favorites". More IBMA nominations followed as well as an induction into the Alabama Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. Her songs and stage presence demand the listener's rapt attention. She's an intensely soulful singer, whose distinctive voice resonates with power and strength, yet retains an engaging innocence and crystalline purity. She's also a songwriter of extraordinary ability who can bring listeners to their feet with her buoyant rhythms or to their knees with her sometimes almost unbearably poignant and insightful lyrics. http://www.clairelynch.com/
Manager: Kim Holmes
Bio: EthelRed is the creation of Kim Holmes and Sherryanne Sooknanan. Sometimes forming with guest artists, they have created a "neo prog rock" sound of deeply layered textures, imagination and emotions. "The Mad Cavalier" is EthelRed's debut album. Influences range from traditional prog rockers like ...See Full Bio
Kim Holmes and Sherryanne Sooknanan will be playing with Satellite Papa at Jammin' Java on July 13. Show starts at 8:00 PM.