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Acre by Acre Is Now on Spotify! 

Hey friends! 

We are getting excited: Album art is in the works and is looking awesome. And we are very close to pushing "start" with the album manufacturer. Soon these albums will be REAL. 

If you are a Kickstarter supporter, expect to get a survey very soon, asking you for your most current mailing address. You will get Heavy Magnolias before anyone else! 

In light of all that, a special announcement: 

In anticipation of the upcoming release concert for Heavy Magnolias, we've decided to release Acre by Acre to Spotify! 

You can start listening, add these songs to your favorite Americana playlists, and just generally knock yourself out streaming music here: Acre by Acre on Spotify.

Also, if you are a Pandora listener, you should see "Acre by Acre" posted there in the next few weeks! 

Meanwhile, we are planning an awesome album release concert for March 18. It's a Sunday night at one of the most delicious venues in Asheville, the Grey Eagle. I suggest getting your tickets in advance! You can get your tickets here. 

Keep on singing, 


Album Update + Special Show Dec. 27! 

Hello listeners! 

2 exciting updates for you: 

1. As of this Thursday, the recording sessions for Heavy Magnolias are officially complete! The guitar, vocals, dobro (EEK), bass, percussion, organ (yes, ORGAN - WHOA), and steel have all been tracked.

To me, this new album sounds different, big, spacious. And the collaborations on this record have been enchanting – it is so exciting to work with musicians who are full of heart and talent, and my producer Julian who is full of patience and fresh ideas. 

Thank you, listeners, for making this huge project possible!






Tickets for the December 27 gig are selling fast! Half of them are already gone! Get them here.

The full band will be playing the upstairs stage at the Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in Asheville. Come out and get a glimpse of the songs on Heavy Magnolias – we will play just enough of these songs that you are hungry for more! This is a delightful listening room – it has great sound and of course lots of tasty treats and drinks.

Special Shows in December 


Hello friends and listeners! 

You're invited... 

Take a break from your holiday stress and come hang out at an upcoming Asheville show: 


Dec. 8 - New Belgium Brewery -- UPDATE: RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW

Hannah Kaminer + The Heartbreak Trio 

5:30-7:30pm - No tickets required 

Location: New Belgium's Liquid Center, 21 Craven St., Asheville, NC


Dec. 27 - Isis Restaurant & Music Hall 

An Evening with Hannah Kaminer + Heartbreak Highlight Reel 

Doors at 6, Show at 7pm - Tickets available here. 

(Tickets are $10 in advance or on the day of the show, but it's a small space so get them early if you can! Tickets are limited to 50. If you'd like a table for dinner, please reserve one by calling ahead.) 

Location: Isis Music Hall (Lounge), 743 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 


Wishing you a season full of hearty stews and joyful noise, 


"Heavy Magnolias" Is On Its Way! 

Hello listeners!

The first day of recording "Heavy Magnolias" is in the books!

We are beyond excited to record at Asheville's Echo Mountain Recording Studio this week!

Here are a few photos of Day 1, which focused on acoustic guitar, drums, pedal steel, upright bass, vocals, and a few harmonies. Gotta say that the musicians I get to work with are amazing!


Rachel is an amazing harmony vocalist! She also makes me laugh. Thanks for making "Knoxville" gorgeous, Rachel!












James makes sure that everything in percussion land is going well. Drums needed to be tuned and adjusted a LOT. There is so much that could go wrong, but luckily James is a professional!










Above, Jackson makes sure the pedal steel is sounding sweet and soulful.

Below, sound engineer Julian adjusts something technical and fancy.... no idea what!








Don't become a sound engineer unless you're good at organizing things. This makes our heads spin.










So glad to have all of these musicians in the studio! This is Aubrey, one half of The Clydes, amazing upright bassist and awesome friend.





















Thanks for following our progress! More to come!



You did it! (And one last video for the road!) 

Dear backers, listeners, friends, family, and fans, 


Thanks to you, "Heavy Magnolias" is going to happen! 

Your generous support and kind words have sustained this campaign and encouraged me deeply as an artist. 

At the most practical level, here's what you can expect next: Your pledge will go through sometime in the next 2 weeks. And, if there are any issues with your pledge, or if anything needs to be changed, please do not hesitate to let me know (my email address is H (dot) Kaminer (at) Gmail. 

You will continue to get email updates on the project as it goes forward. I will begin scheduling time with my band in the studio, planning a timeline of the record's creation, and meeting with my team (producer, manager, and even a publicist). The goal is to release the record before the end of 2017! 

I am so thankful for your support. I am floored, flabbergasted, and flummoxed. And oh so grateful. 

Here is a recent video of a song I wrote about the people and the city I love: "Bring Me to Life" (City Song). Hope you enjoy it. 

Happy Wednesday!  

Love and gratitude,  



Almost. There. 4 Days Left! 

Hello friends and listeners,

We are almost there!! There are 4 days left on the Kickstarter campaign for "Heavy Magnolias" -- and we have reached 84%, or $10,453. Wow! 

Guess what happens if and when we make 100%? It recording a full-length album! paying musicians to come into the studio to bring these words and arrangements to life! getting to work with the wonderful Julian Dreyer at Echo Mountain Studios pushing Hannah Kaminer to take the next giant step as an artist. (Maybe she shouldn't write in the 3rd person?) 

Heavy Magnolias. Impossible Things. City Song. Don't Open Your Heart. Knoxville. Five of the songs that you are helping bring to life!

SO MANY of you have already jumped into this wild and creative venture with me. Thank you. Thanks for saying YES. (Really, you hollered YES. Right in my ear. I heard you.) 

As we come down the homestretch, don't forget to share the campaign, especially with texts and emails with people you know would love to support a homegrown songwriter who is reaching for the next level. Will you help me with that, by sharing my Kickstarter page with others? 

Thank you for already being the best listeners ever. 


Kickstarter Update: 1/3rd of the way there! 

Dear listeners and friends, 

I'm excited to report that today we are at 1/3rd of our total Kickstarter goal! 

Thank you so much for coming alongside me as an artist, to support "Heavy Magnolias"! 

Every time you pre-order an album from an artist, you enable him or her to continue writing, creating, and producing art. It means the world! 

Also: There is a really cool new backer reward called "Behind the Scenes" -- check it out here. 

Don't forget: 

One of the best ways you can support the making of this new album is by coming to my show at the Altamont Theatre on May 19. I am super excited about this show -- because I get to play with some of my favorite musicians in the world! And because the amazing songwriter Krista Shows will be opening the show -- she is a Mississippi treasure not to be missed. Tickets are available here

Wishing you a lovely spring full of flowers but free of allergies, 


Come Create "Heavy Magnolias" - A New Album in the Works! 

Hello good listeners!!! 

I'll keep this short and sweet: My Kickstarter page is now live! 

Come support the making of the album "Heavy Magnolias" -- and make sure to check out the exciting and unconventional backer rewards! 

Let's grow something beautiful together -- let's plant some seeds and get these new songs into the studio! 

Much love and happy springtime, 


Click here for the Kickstarter page

Special Show May 19 at the Altamont Theatre! 

Mark your calendars for a very special show on May 19 at the Altamont Theatre in Downtown Asheville!

I will be joined by my full band, Heartbreak Highlight Reel, plus special guests, and Krista Shows + Scott Sharpe will open the show.

We will be bringing you a bunch of the songs that are slated to be on the new record, plus some new covers and old favorites.

Krista is an amazing songwriter from Mississippi whose voice you will not easily forget. You won't want to miss this!

Friday, May 19:

Doors at 7pm, music begins at 8pm.
Tickets are available ahead of time online or at the door. ($10/$12)