Hannah Kaminer is a folk/Americana artist based in Asheville, NC. Raised in small towns in western North Carolina, she fuses echoes of Appalachian traditions with wistful, Americana-style songwriting. Her clear, yearning voice and unusual melodies are a haunting pairing with lyrics about loss, love, and home.
Performing solo and with her band around the Southeast, Kaminer has released two full albums, Acre by Acre (2015) and Heavy Magnolias (2018). Both albums were supported by listeners through Kickstarter campaigns, and Heavy Magnolias was also funded in part by a Regional Artist Project Grant, from a coalition of NC arts councils. Kaminer co-produced Heavy Magnolias with GRAMMY-winning engineer Julian Dreyer.
Kaminer's songwriting has been recognized in the finals of the MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest as well as in Asheville's citywide Brown Bag Songwriting Competition, where she won Crowd Favorite and Grand Prize. She has been featured with the Women in Music Series, The Asheville Opry, Western Carolina Writers, Down East Folk Arts Society, and Xmas Jam by Day.
During the onset of the pandemic in 2020, Kaminer pivoted to organize a "Music for Quarantine" series, a platform for sending virtual concerts to loved ones in quarantine. You can read more about Music for Quarantine here.