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Lynne Hanson and the Good Intentions
Growing up in Ottawa Canada, Lynne started playing guitar when she was 14, learning on a hand-me-down from her older brother.

She released her award-winning debut album Things I Miss in 2006, and with many tales to tell, two more albums quickly followed: Eleven Months (2008) and Once the Sun Goes Down (2010). Each new release garnered critical praise, earning Hanson a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination in 2009, an invitation to the Kerrville Folk Festival as a New Folk Finalist, and a year later the prestigious Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award handed out annually by the Ontario Arts Council.

Then … silence. A four-year hiatus from recording. Lynne took some time to take control of her personal life which also marked the beginning of a new approach to songwriting. Her fourth studio album River of Sand is the creative output of that very personal journey.

On River Of Sand she’s been fortunate to work with Juno-winning songstress Lynn Miles as producer. “The songs on this record are honest and fearless” says Miles. It’s still as Hanson has always described it, but there’s a little more dirt and the dirt is just a little bit darker. No topic is off limits, and the 11 songs run the gamut, painting a candid canvas of whiskey-soaked heartbreak and personal struggle, all contrasted against hope that better times are coming.

Her songs may be full of grit, but Hanson's live performances are polished, whether she’s playing solo or with her band The Good Intentions. And she’s managed to get around, having toured Canada, the US, Europe and the UK. She’s played showcase gigs in Austin, Phoenix and Memphis (Folk Alliance), toured in support of Grammy nominated songwriters (Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert), and performed at several historic music venues, including the legendary 100 Club in London England and the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.

Roots music, rough-around-the-edges folk............ Lynne prefers “porch music with a little red dirt
You can see Lynne play at The Polish Eagle Club, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham on Wednesday 29th June.....Doors open at 8 p.m and tickets on the night, only £6.00

Great Music! Great Fun! Great Value! - to reserve tickets, please call Rob on 07770 226 926 or email


Lynne Hanson and The Good Intentions


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