December 19, 2014 - Penguin Eggs Albums of the Year Poll
River of Sand is in some spectacular company in the Penguin Eggs Albums of the Year for 2014 poll!!
December 16, 2014 - TIAMS best of 2014 and The 100 Club!
River of Sand is in some pretty fine company this week as The International Americana Music Show (TIAMS for those who are fans of the acronym) includes my album among its Best Of 2014 program. You can listen to the archived show here.
And if THAT weren't cool enough for one week, tickets are now on sale for Tuesday May 5th at the 100 Club in London, England! I had the extreme pleasure of opening for Nashville-based songwriter Steve Forbert back in June of 2013 and am VERY excited to be making a return this coming Spring.
December 4, 2014
Latest review from The Irish Times / Joe Breen **** "What makes this an exceptional piece of work is the quality of the songs. Both lyrically and melodically they offer a colourful honesty and an economy that sharpens their country-folk punch. And while her search for a reason to believe may have been painful, it is, paradoxically, hugely attractive for the listener. Certainly Hanson has made one of the standout country albums of the year."
November 23, 2014
5***** review from R2 Magazine in the UK! Click on the image to read the review.
Fri Jan 16 - Gaia Java - Stittsville, ON
Feb 1 - 12 - Home Routes house concert tour AB / SK
Fri Feb 13 - Wild Earth Bakery - Edmonton, AB
Sat Feb 14 - Gilmore Guitars - Red Deer, AB
Sun Feb 15 - Good Earth Coffeehouse - Canmore, AB - special Valentine's Day Hangover show!!
Tues Feb 17 - White Rose Music and Arts Society - Leduc, AB
Wed Feb 18 - Harvest Coffeehouse - Pincher Creek, AB
Thur Feb 19 - WineOhs - Calgary, AB
Fri Mar 13 - Tweedsmuir Tavern - Tweed, ON
May 1 - May 17 - UK and Holland
Sun May 31 - MATINEE! Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield, QCw / Kris&Dee and Kirsten Jones - tickets
more upcoming shows ...