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UPCOMING TOUR DATES

18 September INDONESIA Rawayan World Music Festival
26 September CANTERBURY The Eleto Chocolate Cafe TICKETS
27 September ROYSTON Royston Folk Club TICKETS
28 September NORWICH Louis Marchesi TICKETS
30 September LONDON Green Note TICKETS
01 October BASINGSTOKE The Forge at the Anvil TICKETS
04 October DONCASTER Roots Music Club TICKETS
11 October CHESTER St Mary's Creative Space TICKETS
13 October MAIDENHEAD Norden Farm Centre for the Arts TICKETS
20 October WHITBY Musicport TICKETS
21 May SHEFFIELD The Greystones TICKETS

Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

Huddled round a single vintage microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar, Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are an acoustic duo that sound classically timeless, yet their music is unique.

Since emerging in 2016, the duo have recorded two studio albums, Before the Sun (2016) and Awake (2018), produced by award winning producer David Travers-Smith in Toronto, both of which gathered praise for the crafting and skill of their musical writing and arranging.

The duo have toured the UK, North America and mainland Europe, enrapturing audiences at shows and on festival stages with the sparkling beauty of their acoustic style.

They have shared stages and opened shows for Americana and folk luminaries such as Sarah Jarosz, Martin Simpson, Seth Lakeman and Oh Susanna. Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram & Emmylou, Shirley & Davey, or Gillian & David but their 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 in their recorded music, and a genuine pleasure to witness of stage.

“Passion, precision and unbridled intimacy….An exquisite soundscape” ★★★★★ RnR

“Spellbinding… Hannah and Ben were born to play and sing together” FRoots 

“Flawless” Folk Picks of the Month The Guardian

“Beautiful songs….Haunting dreamlike folk musicSonglines

“Awesome…a supremely divine album” Americana UK

“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 

“Dreamy reveries, softly warm vocals, stirring guitar arrangements – Sanders & Savage wield an elusive sort of magicMOJO

“Beautiful – just magical, dreamy and gorgeous” Katie Derham, BBC Radio 3 In Tune

“Sanders has a voice of such a sparkling clarity that soars above and dips around Savage’s dobro and their harmonies are exquisite” No Depression

 

 

Hannah and Ben are touring in the UK between 4 – 18 April  &  26 September – 13 October 2019. Also available for festivals