ALBUM REVIEWS & PRESS FOR "HEAVY ON THE VINE" (JAN. 2024)

The New York Times 

THE PLAYLIST: Oasis and Stone Roses Musicians Team Up, and 7 More New Songs

by Jon Pareles and Lindsay Zoladz

"Every Friday, pop critics for The New York Times weigh in on the week’s most notable new tracks…This track [Broke Down Girl] is bluesy, subdued, minor-key Americana, with a touch of Dire Straits." 

 

Americana Highways 

REVIEW: Hannah Kaminer “Heavy On the Vine”

by John Apice

“An exceptional album… simply cut from the same cloth as Krauss and Harris.”

 

Country Universe

Album Reviews for January 21

by Jonathan Keefe

“A thoroughly modern POV draped in a winning blend of bluegrass, trad-country, and folk conventions, and elevated by a sneaky powerful voice."

 

Americana UK

Album Review: Hannah Kaminer “Heavy on the Vine”

by Andrew Raw

“Sweet melodies and moving words on this very satisfying third album." (9/10)

 

Alt Country (Netherlands)

REVIEW: Hannah Kaminer “Heavy On the Vine”

by Hugo Vogel

“An addictively beautiful album… a gourmet album for fans of Jess Jocoy and Margo Cilker." 

 

WNCW

“Live in Studio B: Hannah Kaminer”

by Martin Anderson

“Kaminer captures small-town Appalachian life well in her songs.”

 

Adobe & Teardrops

The Best Americana for Jan. 19: Grant Glad, Old Heavy Hands, Hannah Kaminer & More! 

by Rachel Cholst

“Hannah Kaminer hits hard on Heavy on the Vine. From the first track, “Asheville,” lamenting the waste and homogenization of gentrification, we see that Kaminer is a sharp observer with a clear vision."

 

The Bluegrass Situation 

WATCH: Hannah Kaminer, “Heavy on the Vine" 

Hannah Kaminer's “Heavy on the Vine” is a tender reminder that we must sometimes prune our most beautiful, best-producing plants to encourage and nuture future growth.”

 

WNC Magazine

Sounds of the Summits: Fresh releases from new and veteran local musicians

by Jonathan Ammons

“Hannah Kaminer is a masterful writer… she effortlessly delivers gut punch lyrics on love, loss, religious trauma and the gentrification of her hometown. The litheness of her words slide deftly around the curves of pedal steel and twinkling pianos from her rock-solid Americana band, making Heavy On the Vine her most ripe and bittersweet work to date."

 

Mountain Xpress

Hannah Kaminer cultivates community on new album

by Edwin Arnaudin

“The Asheville-based singer-songwriter’s Heavy on the Vine, released Jan. 5, finds her back in the groove she was in following her 2018 LP, Heavy Magnolias. “Asheville” pays tribute to the area's natural wonders and some of its quirky artists and residents… but Kaminer's lyrics also bluntly criticize the forces that are threatening nature, pushing artists out of town and making it difficult to earn a living."

 

Mountain Xpress 

VIDEO PREMIERE: ‘Asheville’ by Hannah Kaminer 

“My vision for this video was to capture some of the magic of the Asheville I grew up with,” Kaminer says. “I remember going to Pack Library and Beanstreets as a kid and seeing the most remarkable people downtown. People weren’t afraid to be themselves and be weird. It was incredibly non-conformist, a bit gritty and a beautiful mosaic of people.”