The Claire Lynch Band

Claire Lynch

The Lonely HeartString Band

Saturday, November 23, 2013

National Heritage Museum
(aka Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library, Inc.)
Lexington, MA
7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
$23 for Members
$25 for Non-Members

click here to buy advance tickets
on-line via credit card

LAST-MINUTE UPDATE:   Tickets are going fast but are still available and can be purchased on line until 4 PM. Remaining tickets, if available go on sale at the venue beginning at 6:30 PM. You can call the venue after 5 pm to check on ticket status at 781-861-6559

Claire Lynch has long been recognized as a creative force in acoustic music and at the forefront of women who have expanded the bluegrass genre. With her 2013 award, Claire  has now earned The International Bluegrass Music Association’s “Female Vocalist of the Year” title three times, as well as two GRAMMY nominations.

Dear Sister, her new album released May 28th, was also nominated for IBMA’s 2013 Album of the Year.  Recently she was awarded the prestigous 2012 Walker Fellowship and $50k grant for her music and songwriting accomplishments. She has been a huge crowd favorite at Joe Val and BBU concerts for years. Joining her is two-time IBMA Bass Player of the Year Mark Schatz, virtuoso guitar picker and 1997 Merlefest Flatpick Champion Matt Wingate, and mandolin, fiddle, and guitar powerhouse and 2009 Winfield national guitar champ Bryan McDowell.

With The Lonely Heartstring Band, Newton native, Gabe Hirshfeld (banjo) has been unstoppable since his earliest involvement with BBU.  Now a senior at Berklee College of Music, he and classmates Louis Fram (bass) of Needham, George Clements (guitar) of Westborough, and west coast natives Matt Witler (mandolin) and Patrick M’Gonigle (fiddle) are exploring the music of The Beatles.  You will be impressed with what these fantastic young musicians have achieved.  They are not just “bluegrassing up” the tunes, this is what The Beatles would have sounded like if they had been a bluegrass band.  After several impressive performances across New England, we are thrilled to bring you this wonderful band.

Tickets can be purchased online or by mailing a check (payable to the BBU) and self-addressed stamped envelope to Boston Bluegrass Union, PO Box 650061, West Newton, MA 02465.

The National Heritage Museum (aka Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library, Inc.) is located at 33 Marrett Rd. (Route 2A), Lexington, MA 02421. Directions can be found at or call (781) 861-6559.