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48-hour Songwriting Residency 

During July Hannah visited Indianapolis, Indiana's Harrison Center for the Arts  to participate in their songwriter residency program. She had 48 hours to explore and try to understand the city, write a new song about her experience, and then perform it for the Harrison Center's "FoodCon" First Fridays event. You can listen to Hannah's new song "Come Alive" here and read an article about the 48 hour residency here

Record Release a Big Success! 

Thank you so much, friends, for coming out to the record release of "Acre by Acre"! What a sweet time with musicians and friends!

Digital Downloads will be available soon of the new record -- Stay tuned!

To buy the physical album, go to http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hannahkaminer

Announcing "Acre by Acre" Record Release Party - March 26, 2015! 

Thanks to the Kickstarter backers who made it happen -- and the Brown Bag Songwriting Contest that started this whole journey -- and the friends who suggested that maybe Hannah should sing her songs in front of other people --

We are SO EXCITED to announce that finally we will release Hannah's album "Acre by Acre" with an album release party on March 26, 2015 at the Mothlight in West Asheville, NC!!!

Tickets are $5 at the door, and we will also have the sweet sweet privilege of listening to the music of Sven… Read more

KickStarter Goal Reached! 

Dear friends, family, and sweet listeners,

I am thrilled to report that we have reached the goal to make this album!

THANK YOU for your generous support. This could not happen without you.

I have already begun to rehearse with a few of the musicians who are going to be playing on the album, and I can't tell you how excited we are to hear these songs coming together in sweet harmony!

A couple of things you need to know:

1) The campaign isn't actually finished until it reaches its 30-day mark. This project… Read more

Kicking start!! Handmade journal preview 

Here's a sneak peak at one of the KickStarter incentives, the handmade journal.... This beautiful example was made by Erin Cook. Your journal will not be exactly the same, but will be similar in style and execution. Write your lyrics, thoughts, and poems somewhere beautiful!

This Saturday - Benefit Concert 

Joining other artists for a concert to benefit Suicide Prevention Awareness. It's all happening this Saturday, May 3, at the Creekside Taphouse in Asheville.

Come on out! I'll be playing for about 45 minutes, starting around 7, but the event goes from 2-11 pm and it's for a great cause!

The concert is being held in conjunction with Spread the Positive and The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (with the Out of the Darkness Walk coming up in June 2014).

April Re-Cap 

April 1 - Two for Tuesday series at the OneStop in Asheville with Americana singer-songwriter Hannah Aldridge.

special thanks to Gary's Instagram skillz

April 27 - Black Mountain Town Pump & Tavern with fellow Brown-Bag winner Matt Townsend. Matt has an amazing repertoire of songs!

April 30 - Co-host, Spring season of Asheville's All-Star Brown Bag Songwriters' Competition. Competition was intense, from intriguing lyrics to gorgeous vocals and powerful stage presences. A truly lovely community of singers… Read more


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Previous events


Big Thief, The Matt Townsend Band, & Hannah Kaminer

The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC

Doors at 8:30, show is at 9:30. Hannah and her band will play the first set.

$5 Age limit: 18+



Sudden Songwriters featuring Jacob Augustine at The Crow & Quill

The Crow & Quill, 106 N. Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC

Featuring Savanna McCarthy, Hannah Kaminer, Michael Hefner, Kacy Sommers, and others.

This fascinating little bar is Asheville's Diagon Alley. It must be seen to be believed.

$5-10 Age limit: 18+



Songwriters in the Round

The Paintbox, 344 Depot Street, Asheville, NC

Come soak up some sun, beautiful art, and various singer-songwriters in Asheville's River Art District! Music will be playing from 2-6:30; Hannah's set should start around 5:30.



"Acre by Acre" Album Release Show

The Mothlight at Mr. Fred's, 701 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC

RECORD RELEASE PARTY With special guests Sven Hooson & J.W. Teller

Doors at 8, Music at 9 Cover $5


When the Man Comes Around: Johnny Cash in Story and Song

The Grey Eagle

A tribute to Johnny Cash featuring performances of his songs and readings of his stories. In the spirit of Cash, we’ll be fleshing out his music with our own local iteration/offering to the community. We hope it will be a fun evening honoring his artistry while building up and entertaining our local community. The story telling will weave throughout the performance between sets. We’ve got some great stories to tell from his own words! Charlie Faires and Ruth Vann will be reading. Featuring musical performances from Vince Junior, Karl Ruch, Hannah Kaminer, Nate Spencer, Jeremy Walters, Jen Whipple and more!

$5 suggested donation (kids free!) Age limit: All ages



Benefit Concert for New City School

Asheville, NC

Two sets of original Hannah Kaminer material -- and come hear the beautiful accompaniment of Kari Richmond (percussion, bells, bass) and Priscilla Hunt (fiddle). Find out more about New City School here: http://newcitychristian.org/

free Age limit: All ages



Matt Townsend and the Wonder of the World w/Hannah Kaminer

New Mountain Asheville, 38 N French Broad Ave, Asheville, NC

Doors at 8, music more like 9, $5 cover.

Come experience a great new venue, a rapidly blossoming band with Matt Townsend at the helm, and hear some of Hannah's newer material!




Recording Sessions

Hannah will be taking time off from playing gigs to rehearse and record her first studio album, thanks to the support of her fans, friends, and family! (And Kickstarter, of course.)


Jack of the Wood presents Singer-Songwriters in the Round

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Jack of the Wood, 95 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC

Jack of the Wood Songwriter Series:

1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month we feature Singer-Songwriters in the Round, 7-9 pm. Favorite local musicians in a relaxed and intimate setting.

Free Age limit: 21+ or w/adult


House Concert at Rivendell! (Brian Claflin, Meghan Yates, Nate Spencer, and Hannah Kaminer)

Rivendell, 31 Triple Oak Drive, Candler, NC

Original acoustic music, often with a rousing Appalachian flavor.

6pm - Food Feast, Potluck 7pm - Musical Ear Feast, Part I 8pm - JAM SESSION - guests mingle and play 8:30 til... Musical Ear Feast, Part II

RSVP before July 7 to Hannah, Nate Spencer, or Diana Campbell. (Hannah's email: hannahkaminer@gmail.com)



Matt Townsend & The Wonder of the World CD Release (Opening)

The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC

Matt Townsend & The Wonder Of The World (record release!)

Hannah Kaminer will open, with special guests Brian Claflin and Nate Spencer.

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $5, $3 w/ handbill

$5, $3 with handbill


All Go West 2014

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC

Sharing the stage with the hilarious, witty and multi-talented singer-songwriter Eric Janoski! For the full line up, please see the festival website.



Benefit for Suicide Prevention Awareness

Creekside Taphouse, Asheville

Joining other artists to benefit Suicide Prevention Awareness. The event runs almost all day, from 2-11 pm. (Time slot to be confirmed, but 7 or 7:30 pm)

Age limit: All ages


Hannah Kaminer & Hannah Aldridge

OneStop Deli & Bar, 55 College St., Asheville, North Carolina, US

Tuesday, April 1 promises to bring together two different Hannahs, their diverse songwriting skills, and the influences of the Delta and Appalachia, all in one evening.... gonna be good.

For more information about Hannah Aldridge, see http://hannah-aldridge.com/.

Hannah Aldridge's "Howlin Bones": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzbjYNs7AAY

$2 Age limit: All ages



All Star Brown Bag Winners Showcase

Lexington Avenue Brewery, 39 N. Lexington Ave, Asheville, North Carolina, US


The All Star winners of this past season's Brown Bag Songwriting Competition performing on one stage.

3rd Prize: Matt Townsend & Jeff Thompson

2nd Prize: Robertino (Robertino Russell)

Grand Prize & Crowd Favorite: Hannah the K (Hannah Kaminer)

Over the years the competition has become an amazing opportunity for local talent to share in the rich music community of Asheville. Brown Bag winners have included Aaron Wildman Wood, Ten Cent Poetry, Baby Cowboy, Alex Krug Combo, Sarah Tucker, The Moon & You and others. The judges panel at this past autumn's All Star Brown Bag Final's awarded Hannah Kaminer from Asheville, NC the All Star Brown Bag Grand Prize.

Matt Townsend - http://www.reverbnation.com/matttownsend

Jeff Thompson - http://www.reverbnation.com/jeffthompsonmusic

Robertino Russell - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEHSotrZuuE

Hannah Kaminer - http://hannahkaminer.com/listen




Johanna Warren & Andrea Tomasi (with guest Hannah Kaminer)

The Emerald Lounge, 112 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, North Carolina, US

Prepare to be delighted by various strains of the folk tradition! Excited to hear these gals play!

Listen here to Johanna Warren: http://johannawarren.bandcamp.com/

Listen here to Andrea Tomasi: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Andrea_Tomasi