GRAMMY NOMINATED Claire Lynch to perform live August 1, 2014 at The Renaissance Theatre in Kingsport at 8 pm

Concert

Engage Kingsport Performing Arts Series presents‚ an evening with GRAMMY NOMINATED Claire Lynch on August 1, 2014 at The Renaissance Theatre in Kingsport at 8 pm. GREAT Live Music for the WHOLE FAMILY!

WHEN: FRIDAY August 1, 2014 @ 8 pm (Doors open at 7 pm)

WHERE: Renaissance Theatre

COST: $18

Reserved Seat Tickets: Book Now at www.EngageKingsport.com

Kingsport, Tennessee——— The Claire Lynch band to perform LIVE in Kingsport on August 1, 2014 at the Renaissance Arts Center Theatre. Veteran bluegrass singer-songwriter Claire Lynch has long been recognized as a creative force in acoustic music and at the forefront of women who have expanded the bluegrass genre. She has now earned The International Bluegrass Music Associations Female Vocalist of the Year title three times, as well as two GRAMMY nominations.

Dear Sister, her latest album released May 28th, 2013, and nominated for IBMAs (International Bluegrass Music Association) 2013 Album of the Year, showcases Lynch and her razor sharp band (Mark Schatz ‚¬ bass, Matt Wingate ‚¬ guitar, mandolin, Bryan McDowell ‚¬ fiddle, mandolin) on a rock-solid, 10-song set of bluegrassy, folk and Americana cuts. Todd Phillips joins the band on bass in the spring of 2014, as Mark Schatz heads out on a reunion tour with Nickel Creek. Standouts include Doin Time (with Tim OBrien on vocals and bouzouki), the title track Dear Sister‚¬â€an anthemic ballad of the Civil War written by Lynch and Louisa Branscomb that is based on recently discovered

historic letters written by a relative of Louisas ‚¬â€and the Pierce Pettis-penned That Kind of Love. The songs constitute what is possibly Claires most personal record to date and certainly one of the most broadly accessible albums of her career. Lynch was recently awarded one of the 50 USA Fellowships from United States Artists. With only seven awards going to musicians this year, the 2012 USA Fellows represent the most innovative and influential artists in their fields – including cutting-edge thinkers and traditional practitioners from the fields of architecture and design, crafts and traditional arts, dance, literature, media, music, theater arts, and visual arts. For over two decades, Lynch has delighted audiences and enjoyed reverent standing ovations for her shows at prestigious music festivals and theaters around the world. She has crafted one of the most instantly identifiable sounds in acoustic music, encompassing classic bluegrass and thoughtful infusions of contemporary folk, country, rock, and swing. As a songwriter of inventive and evocative Music Row fare, her songs have been recorded by Kathy Mattea, Patty Loveless, and others, and she has performed as a backing/harmony vocalist with Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Pam Tillis — just to name a few.

If youve never heard Claire Lynch sing, your lifes not quite complete. For never was there a sweeter sound ‚¬ never more fair from any songbirds trill ‚¬ than her voice.

What she can do to a musical story has helped transform the art of bluegrass music. A true original, shes a joy to behold and as deep, down soulful as can be.

—Eric Thom, Roots Music Canada

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