Del Mar Foundation to present special ‘Bluegrass & Beyond’ concert

The Del Mar Foundation’s Cultural Arts Committee presents The Claire Lynch Band in a special “bluegrass & beyond” performance at the Del Mar Powerhouse on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.).

By any measure, the Claire Lynch Band is high on the bluegrass world’s A-List. Claire Lynch has twice won the Female Vocalist of the Year trophy from the International Bluegrass Music Association, and has two Grammy nominations for Best Bluegrass Album. In 2012, Lynch was named a United States Artists fellow, a $50,000 grant given each year to 50 of America’s finest artists across eight disciplines, including music.

The Claire Lynch Band

Lynch was a rare woman in bluegrass when she led the Front Porch String Band in the 1970s.  Today, the Claire Lynch Band is acclaimed for its distinctive, seasoned sound that is simultaneously unpretentious and richly textured. It’s a down-home, front porch sensibility — until you realize that it’s a rare front porch, indeed, that has ever hosted musicians of this caliber.

Matt Wingate, a remarkably soulful “young gun,” won the MerleFest Doc Watson Guitar Championship at the age of 15. Bryan McDowell, currently just 21 years old, amassed 21 first place wins in competitions in 2009-10. Bassist Mark Schatz brings a masterful instinct for groove that garnered him two IBMA Bass Player of the Year awards.

Dolly Parton credits Lynch with “one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today.” Equally gifted as a songwriter, Lynch’s songs have been recorded by The Seldom Scene, Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea, Cherryholmes, and others. After a distinguished career as a Rounder Records recording, Lynch has just wrapped up studio work on a new album, set for release in 2013 by Compass Records.

The Foundation invites the Del Mar community to help welcome Claire Lynch back to the Powerhouse for a show featuring her soon-to-be-released new work, along with songs from her rich and varied repertoire. Advance tickets are available at www.delmarfoundation.org/clairelynch. Check the website on the day of the event to see if tickets will be available at the door.

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  3. The Del Mar Foundation presents concert featuring The Desert Rose Band
  4. ‘Bluegrass & Beyond’ resounds at Powerhouse
  5. Students to join Coastal Communities Concert Band for special concert April 29

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