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What if I told you that one of the hottest voices on the Americana music scene was a UK-born singer songwriter backed up by a Nordic band? It turns out this less than typical combination makes for a winning formula: Hannah White’s latest album, Hannah White and The Nordic Connections, has just been nominated for UK Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association Awards.

It looks like lockdown has eased just in time for the ensemble, as it means Hannah (sadly minus the full band, but performing as a duo) can now get out on the road in support of her 2020 accoladed release, with a show coming up at Newcastle’s Bobik’s on Friday 28th May. While there definitely hasn’t been enough time for her most recent tunes to go stale, White has still elected to freshen up her set list with a brand new song, Walk Beside Me. She got sick of the suffering and injustice in the world, and took it upon herself to make sense of our social mess by advocating love and support for our fellow humans.

If Americana is truly born out of grassroots musical movements, then it only makes sense that the genre should pay respect to its humble origins and advocate for a slice of peace for everyone. Going forward, this may well be an essential mindset to survive the last leg of this seemingly never ending time of uncertainty.

Hannah White plays Bobik’s, Newcastle on Friday 28th May


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