Huddled ‘round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are an acoustic duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique.
Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram & Emmylou, Shirley & Davey, or Gillian & David but their warm distilling of musical influences from both sides of the Atlantic produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own.
Their unique unplugged presentation creates a widescreen, cinematic soundscape with open spaces and atmosphere, giving their beautifully pure vocals room to share the songs’ emotion and narrative.
The material is as joyful and fun as it is intense, but the common factor is the duo’s warmth and confidence in each other; their natural ease and connection is clearly evident on the recorded music, and a genuine pleasure to witness on stage.
“This is folk music for everyone – a master-class in proficiency, an exercise in individuality and a declaration of love of the folk tradition from both sides of the Atlantic” ★★★★★ Spiral Earth
“Blessed with a peerlessly pure voice... Catch her while you can!” ★★★★ The Express
“Beautiful; Charms Against Sorrow is a joy to listen to.” Bright Young Folk
“Awesome… a supremely divine album.” Americana UK
AWAKE TRACK LISTING
1 Selkie Song
2 I Met A Man
3 Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key
4 A Thousand New Moons
5 Every Night When the Sun Goes In
8 Santa Fe Trail
10 One Grain of Sand
Produced and Mastered by David Travers Smith @ Found.Sound.Toronto
Composers: [Guthrie/Bragg] | Video Production: Rob Bridge
Music Producer: David Travers Smith at Found.Sound.Toronto
Hannah Sanders: Guitar, Vocals
Ben Savage: Guitar, Vocals
David Travers Smith: Organ, Horns, Percussion
CANADIAN AUGUST 2018 SUMMER TOUR DATES - Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage
August 2 Hugh's Room - Toronto
August 3 Blue Skies Music Festival - Central Frontenac, ON
August 9 Beaton House - Vancouver Island, BC
August 10 Otter's Holt - Vancouver Island, BC
August 11 First Church of Christ, Scientist - Vancouver Island, BC
August 14 The Wildfire Grill - Osoyoos, BC
August 15 The Dream Cafe - Penticton, BC
Fri, Aug 17 — Mon, Aug 20 Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, Salmon Arm, B
OFFICIAL VIDEO: Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key