Hannah & Ben join the family

We are very excited to work with the unique duo that is Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage.

“As was amply demonstrated by their live show, Hannah and Ben are ideally suited to play together, with Hannah’s breathtakingly beautiful voice [like a young Joni Mitchell] and Ben’s superb musicianship [on guitar and dobro].” – FATEA Magazine

See for yourself as they sing “Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key”, one of the found Woody Guthrie lyrics put to music by Billy Bragg and Wilco:

 

Thanks for a great weekend at FAI

fai-logo_textverticalThanks to Aengus and all the staff and volunteers in Kansas City last weekend for doing an excellent job.

There was a tremendous amount of talent this year and it was great to see so many friendly faces. It was run impeccably in all facets and the organizers deserve a big pat on the back (and probably a week off!) The only suggestion I could make is to have more dancing. A self proclaimed dancing fool, I had the opportunity to get out of my seat at a few unofficial showcases and thoroughly enjoyed it. Melisande from Montreal had many of us cutting the rug for their whole set!!

I only got to see a fraction of all the talent, but a few that stuck out for me were:

Low Lily

Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage

William Prince

Tom Freund

Paul McKenna

Jake Morley

Doolin’

Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers

Melisande

Dave Gunning

Clementine

Special shout out to Neil Pearson in the UK room and Shelly Nordstrom in the ECMA room for once again curating amazing talent. Their rooms are always a big magnet for me.

So much music and so much love, I am already looking forward to next year.

Sean