Hannah Shira Naiman
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Hannah Shira Naiman

Band Folk Singer/Songwriter

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Nov
28
Hannah Shira Naiman @ The Tranzac Club

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nov
03
Hannah Shira Naiman @ Yellow Griffin Pub

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Oct
10
Hannah Shira Naiman @ Cafe Pyrus

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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Discography

"Tether My Heart"- 2013
The Blackest Crow, "Where Wild Birds Whistle"- 2010

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Hannah Naiman grew up just north of Toronto but her family was steeped in the musical tradition of the Appalachian Mountains. Her banjo-driven songs draw on folk traditions and themes she heard time and again through her parent's music and community. Hannah's songs “are a little bit crooked, a little bit new.” Her sound has been described as recalling that of Gillian Welch and The Be Good Tanyas and is inspired by Ola Belle Reid and Hazel Dickens. While Hannah’s style is decidedly Appalachian folk, she’s also influenced by styles outside the genre, such as English and Irish ballads, African spirituals and gospel music, as well as the pop and indie music that filled her younger days-- Tori Amos, Ani Difranco, and other strong female songwriters. “I think these inspirations come through in my lyrics, and in my chord changes, and my musical choices in general,” she says. In November, 2013, Hannah released her debut album, Tether My Heart for which she received a FACTOR Juried Sound Recording Loan. Her album was #6 on the US Folk DJ charts in November, and has been receiving an abundance of radio play and positive reviews. This follows her recent award-winning project, a children’s album recorded with her mom, Kathy Reid-Naiman, called Here We Go Zodeo. Their record received a 2012 Parents’ Choice Gold Award, was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award and a SiriusXM Indie Award. This year, Hannah is looking to take her own music on the road and reach audiences across North America and beyond.