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Bluegrass pioneer Lynch brings different sound to festival

The Claire Lynch Band will perform at the 33rd annual Old Songs Festival this weekend in Altamont.
The Claire Lynch Band will perform at the 33rd annual Old Songs Festival this weekend in Altamont.
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Modern bluegrass singer Claire Lynch is considered a pioneer of women in the genre, thanks to her work in the 1970s and ’80s with the Front Porch String Band and her still ongoing solo career. At the time, she didn’t consider herself a pioneer, as she has revealed in past interviews. However, she was aware of the fact there weren’t many other women fronting bluegrass bands. “I think I later learned through a book written ...


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