Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. Over a 30-plus year career, Lynch has become one of the greatest vocalists in modern bluegrass, and one of the best songwriters as well. Blazing her own trail in the mid 70's when there were few role models for a young woman in the genre, Claire Lynch made history when she led the Front Porch String Band, which evolved in the 80’s and 90’s into “one of the sharpest and most exciting post-modern bluegrass bands on the circuit.” She formed her own Claire Lynch Band in 2005. By any measure, the Claire Lynch Band is at the top of the bluegrass world's A-List, with musicians whose accolades include International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Female Vocalist of the Year and two Grammy nominations for Best Bluegrass Album (Claire); Canadian Open Mandolin Championship and Florida State Championship on both fiddle and mandolin (Jason Thomas); the MerleFest Doc Watson Guitar Champion (Matt Wingate) and two IBMA Bass Player of the Year awards (Mark Schatz). In addition, Lynch’s voice and songs can be found on records by Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstat, Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea, Ralph Stanley, and many more.
"...one of my very favorite singers in all of acoustic, country and bluegrass music-she is a jewel. Her original songs display her gifts as a songwriter of uncommon skill, and her outside song choices reinforce her artistic self, one who feels deeply about home, family, strength, resilience and courage.”
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
Listen to The Claire Lynch Band perform here
Or purchase tickets in person
At the CSI Fine Arts Center Box Office
315 Falls Avenue in Twin Falls
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on performance nights