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.
“Flawless” Folk Picks of the Month The Guardian
“Beautiful – just magical, dreamy and gorgeous” Katie Derham, BBC Radio 3
Tour Dates are as follows:
Wednesday, October 20 Hereford Courtyard Theatre
Friday, October 22Milton Keynes The Stables
Saturday, October 23 Woodbridge The Froize
Tuesday, October 26 Lowdham The Old Ship
Friday, October 29 Newcastle The Globe
Saturday, October 30 Liverpool Grand Central, Liverpool, L1 2SF
Sunday, October 31 Saltaire The Live Room
Monday, November 1 Online Livestream Show Live To Your Living Room
Tuesday, November 2 Glasgow – CANCELLED The Star
Wednesday, November 3 Trelawnyd Memorial Hall
Thursday, November 4 York Black Swan
Friday, November 5 Sevenoaks Memorial Hall
Sunday, November 7 Twickenham Cabbage Patch
Friday, November 26 Great British Folk Festival Skegness
For ticket links and further information visit : https://www.hannahbenmusic.com/shows