Inspired twin bill graces Compass Music Center listening room

The Compass Music Center listening room is designed to be a place and destination for artists to be themselves without fear or pressure to fit in.

An extension of the organization’s many camps, workshops, and lessons, the room is a material-free concert space that already hears the sounds of up-and-coming students and internationally recognized songwriters.

To kick off a strong schedule of touring acts for 2023, Compass will host an inspired twin building this weekend. Sunday’s show features songwriters who have not only served as models for students who have pushed the limits of their compass, but have learned to tune into themselves.

Lynn Hanson

The Ottawa-based artist knows how to write and deliver all kinds of folk songs, and is sometimes called the “Queen of Canadian Americana.”

The proof is in the music, and Hanson’s 2022 record, Ice Cream in November, is a minor surprise. These 12 tracks feature reverb-soaked noir guitars (think Amy Mann’s “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky”), wistful pianos, wistful harmonica and rusty strings. , combined with live-in rockers and surprisingly gentle ballads.

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