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Profile: Claire Lynch

By March 6, 2012

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Claire LynchFor decades, Claire Lynch has been one of the most progressive envelope-pushers in contemporary bluegrass. First as the lead singer of the Front Porch String Band in the 1980s, then as a session vocalist and songwriter working with artists like Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris, and then in her solo career throughout the 1990s and into this decade...Lynch has earned her place among the great artists of contemporary folk, bluegrass, and Americana.

With nine albums under her belt (including two with her former band), she's earned Grammy nominations and IBMA awards. As we celebrate Women's History Month, it's a great time and an excellent excuse to get to know more about this great woman in modern acoustic music. Learn more about Claire Lynch with this brief bio and profile.

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December 17, 2012 at 10:15 pm
(1) Herbert O.Wardell says:

I have the Front Porch string Bands CD with the “Wabash Cannonball” song on that CD. I heard a new version by Claire which has a great Bass Solo on it today on XM Bluegrass challen. What is the name of the CD that has that version on it.

Thanks, Herb

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