Claire Lynch’s new album “North By South”, from Compass Records, debuts September 16!


From Compass Records, On NORTH BY SOUTH, Claire Lynch pays homage to her favorite Canadian songwriters on a set of bluegrass and new acoustic tracks. After her recent marriage to a Canadian, Lynch began to dig into the vast catalog of songs written by Canadian songwriters and found the inspiration for this project. Working with Alison Brown in the producer’s chair, she delivers stand out versions of Ron Sexsmith’s “Cold Hearted Wind” with Jerry Douglas on Dobro, the catchy “Kingdom Come” written by Old Man Luedecke featuring Bela Fleck (banjo) and Stuart Duncan (fiddle) and the gorgeous maritime ballad “Molly May” written by Cape Breton’s JP Cormier. Lynch also offers thoughtful reinterpretations of songs by Lynn Miles (“Black Flowers”), Dave Francey (“Empty Train”) and Gordon Lightfoot (“Worth Believing”) and contributes the light-hearted, self-penned “Milo” to the project.

Claire Lynch Tour Dates

8/28 Los Angeles, CA / John Anson Ford Theatre

9/2 Jim Thorpe, PA / Mauch Chunk Opera House

9/3 Woodstown, NJ / Delaware Valley Bluegrass Fest.

9/10 Cary, NC / Cary Arts Center

9/15 Winfield, KS / Walnut Valley Festival

9/18 Lincoln, NE / Unitarian Church of Lincoln

9/20 Perkins, OK / The Old Perkins Methodist

9/30 Raleigh, NC / IBMA Festival

10/2 Maggie Valley, NC / Cataloochee Ranch

10/13 Decatur, GA / Eddie’s Attic

10/15 Robbinsville, NC / Stecoah Valley Cultural Cntr.

11/3 Decatur, AL / The Princess Theatre

11/4 Tuscaloosa, AL / The Bama Theatre

11/5 Pensacola, FL / Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival

11/6 Baton Rouge, LA / Unitarian Church

11/18 Naples, FL / Wang Theatre @ Opera Naples

11/19 Dunnellon, FL / Withlacoochee River Festival

11/20 Tallahassee, FL / Bradfordville Blues Club