Saturday, February 16, 2019

Updated July 3, 2019
Phil Leadbetter's Bluegrass All-Stars
L to R front row: Jason Burleson, Phil Leadbetter, Alan Bibey, Claire Lynch,
Adam Haynes, Steve Gulley, and Kenny Smith
Photo by permission of Claire Lynch

We've updated the touring schedule with new bookings from Washington State to the Canadian provinces to North Carolina. Below are listed upcoming opportunities to see Claire Lynch LIVE! For further information, click on the web link. For further information on Claire Lynch, visit her website at Check out her album North by South.
L to R: Claire Lynch, Jim Hurst, Emma McDowell, Michael Gaisbacher
Friends performing in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia (Canada) Summer 2019
     2         New Paltz, NY
                  Unison Arts & Learning Center (Claire Lynch w/ Jim Hurst)
       3         Saratoga Springs, NY
                  Caffe Lena (Claire Lynch w/Jim Hurst)
       4          Ithaca, NY
                  LaTourelle Hotel (Claire Lynch w/Jim Hurst)
     5-9         Olivebridge, NY (Claire Only)
                 Ashokan Bluegrass Camp
                 Claire Lynch teaching vocals
    10         Goshen, CT
                  Podunk Bluegrass Festival w/Claire Lynch & Phil Leadbetter & All-Stars of Bluegrass
 16-18       Grande Prairie, AB (Canada)
                 Bear Creek Folk Festival w/The Claire Lynch Band
   23          Duluth, GA
                 Red Clay Theatre
   24          Atlanta, GA
                 Private Event w/The Claire Lynch Band
   5         Asheville, NC
               Isis Restaurant and Music Hall
   7-8      Greensboro, NC
               North Carolina Folk Festival (Free Festival)
    11       Sharbot Lake, ON (Canada)
               Sharbot Lake Country Inn w/CLB "North"
    12       Toronto, ON (Canada)
               Hugh's Room Live w/CLB "North"
    18       Kingston, ON (Canada)
               Octave Theatre w/CLB "North"
    12        Manitoulin Island, ON (Canada)
                  Manitoulin Special Olympics w/The Claire Lynch Band
      13        Providence Bay, ON (Canada)
                  Bluegrass in the Country at Providence Bay Fairgrounds w/CLB "North"
   23         Lyons, CO
                 RockyGrass Festival w/The Claire Lynch Band


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

First weekend of February, 2019
Here are the results of the recent 2019 SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America) Awards which were held on the first weekend of February at the Airport Sheraton Hotel, Nashville, TN:
1. The Family Sowell
2. The Dalton Gang
3. Turkey Creek
4. Dead End Road
5. Dixie Jubilee
6. Night Shade
7. Carolina Divide
8. High Lonesome Senate
9. Po Anna
10. Echo Valley
2019 SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards
Promoter   D.A. Callaway
Radio Station   Sirius XM62
DJ   Kyle Cantrell
Songwriter   Larry Cordle
Album   "Good Things" / The Farm Hands (Pinecastle Records)
Bass Fiddle   Zak McLamb
Dobro (r)   Tim Graves
Guitar   Josh Williams
Mandolin   Alan Bibey
Banjo   Kristin Scott Benson
Fiddle   Laura Orshaw
Female Vocalist   Dale Ann Bradley
Male Vocalist   Russell Moore
Bluegrass Band (Overall)   The Grascals
Entertainer   Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Song   "Hillbilly Graham" / The Farm Hands (Pinecastle Records)
Congratulations to all 2019 SPBGMA Band Winners and those who won the 2019 SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards!