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Claire Lynch performs "Wabash" at the "Bluegrass in the Smokies" Check out
Missy Raines Bass Break "AWESOME
About the artist
With a high-pitched voice that's been compared to Nanci Griffith and Alison
Krauss, Claire Lynch has successfully fused a background in popular music and
a love of bluegrass. Together with the Front Porch String Band, the group she
shares with her husband, Larry, Lynch has been garnering attention as one of
the most emotive vocalists in contemporary bluegrass.
A native of Poughkeepsie, NY, Lynch moved with her family to Hazel Green, AL,
at the age of 12. Inspired by the pop songs of Joni Mitchell and the Beatles,
Lynch sang as a youngster in an informal trio with her sisters.
In 1990, Claire and Larry Lynch formed a new version of the Front Porch String
Band. The following year, the band released its comeback album, Lines &
Traces. In subsequent years the lineup of the re-formed group has featured
such musicians as Michael McLain, formerly of the McLain Family Band, on
banjo, mandolin, and vocals; Missy Raines, formerly of Eddie & Martha Adcock's
band, on upright bass; and Jim Hurst, who previously played with the touring
bands of Holly Dunn and Trisha Yearwood, on guitar and vocals.
Claire Lynch's second solo album, Friends for a Lifetime, released in 1993 and
reissued in 1995, was a celebration of gospel music. Her 1995 album,
Moonlighter, was nominated for a Grammy Award as Best Bluegrass Album.
Silver and Gold was released in 1997. Lovelight followed in the spring of 2000,
and Out in the Country was issued a year later.
In March of 2006, after a six-year hiatus, Lynch released New Day on Rounder
Records. In addition to singing on her solo albums and recordings with the Front
Porch String Band, Claire has sung on albums by Ralph Stanley, Linda
Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Patty Loveless, Dolly Parton, John Starling, and Pam