EARLVILLE – The Claire Lynch Band brings award-winning bluegrass to the historic Opera House main stage on Saturda at 8 p.m. “Claire Lynch, without doubt, has one of the most beautiful voices in the music business.” She is backed up by a red-hot band that sparkles with virtuoso musicianship! The Claire Lynch Band is generously sponsored by Stickley, Audi & Co and by media sponsor WCNY TV & Classic FM.
It is difficult to find this many award winning musicians sharing a van together on the road! All this talent and they still get along! Claire Lynch has won the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Female Vocalist of the Year and received two Grammy nominations for Best Bluegrass Album. Jason Thomas has won the Canadian Open Mandolin Championship and Florida State Championship on both fiddle and mandolin. Matt Wingate garnered the title of MerleFest Doc Watson Guitar Champion; and Mark Schatz has two IBMA Bass Player of the Year awards.