The Carleton 10th Anniversary Presents – The LYNNeS (Lynn Miles & Lynne Hanson)

Event Details

  • The LYNNeS
    May 15, 2018
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

As part of our 10th anniversary celebrations, The Carleton is proud to present Lynn Miles & Lynne HansonThe LYNNeS – on Tuesday, May 15th. Show time is 8 PM and ticket are $20 advanced or $25 at the door.

Photo: Brittany Gawley

The LYNNeS are Juno award winning songwriter Lynn Miles and award-winning songwriter Lynne Hanson. The two Canadian heartbreak poets fuse tight vocal harmonies with hauntingly gritty lyrics.  Individually they have toured North America and Europe, and their debut album Heartbreak Song For The Radio will be released in 2018.

The two witty songwriters play off each other live, often leaving the audience howling with laughter with their between-song-banter. Miles has a slight edge in the humour department, not surprising given Hanson’s burden of a lifetime of carrying the weight of a superfluous E. In addition to their beautiful harmonies, the two are skilled multi-instrumental musicians (acoustic and electric guitars, piano, harmonica, mandolin, percussion).

Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters, with fourteen albums to her credit, the winner of four Canadian Folk Music awards (including 2011 English Songwriter of the Year), and a 2003 Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year. Her song “Black Flowers” appeared on Claire Lynch’s Grammy nominated album “North By South.”

“Lynn Miles makes being forlorn feel like a state of grace” – John Pareles, NY Times 

Lynne Hanson has been playing her brand of “porch music with a little red dirt” for the past 10 years, has released 6 albums, won the Colleen Peterson Award for songwriting, and been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award.

“Lynne seems headed for that record territory inhabited by seasoned songwriters such as Nancy Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mary Gauthier and Lucinda Williams” – Barry Hammond, Penguin Eggs

Praise For The LYNNeS’ Debut…

“Has the kind of spacious, rolling thunder restlessness Bob Dylan attained with Daniel Lanoisall those years age. It’s that good.”Winnipeg Free Press *****

“Exquisite harmonies and not a dud track to be found. They have come up with something special.” Maverick

“An embarrassment of airplay riches dwell within one of this young year’s earliest ‘Best Of’ contenders.” Roots Music Report

With clever lyrics, superb harmonies and high quality backing musicians, this debut album is an absolute joy from first track to last”Rory Stanbridge | FATEA Magazine (UK) 

Individually, both Lynnes are formidable forces in contemporary country, together they just might be unstoppable.– Mike Davies | folking.com (UK)