Sara Hanson
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Sara Hanson

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"Sound Waves"

"Put PJ Harvey's vocals through the washing machine a couple of times, add some precise acoustics....and you have Sara Hanson. The Santa Fe local's clever song structure--blending folk, funk, rock and a couple of little creepy sounds here and there--could be attributed to her education."

--Nat Gutierrez - The New Mexican

"Sound Waves"

"Sara Hanson plays the heck out of some folk music."

--Nate Gutierrez - The New Mexican

"Local Folk"

"...this College of Santa Fe graduate has developed quite a following, most likely because her thoughtful, unhurried guitar style, Joni Mitchell-esque sensibility and rebellious lyrics strike a chord with most folks around here."

--Jonanna Widner - The Santa Fe Reporter

"Gonna Be a Big Star"

" At 25, Hanson already has the voice of a professional. She leaps with ease through hoops in both tone and style, and her musical technique is unmistakable."

--Bill Hutchison - The Santa Fe Reporter

"CD BABY Reviews"

"...beautiful lyrics, memorable songs, and a stunning voice!"

"Insightful, emotional, compassionate, true and edgy."

"Her lyrics are so unique and universal at the same time. I felt like every song was about my life, but her phrasing and her voice are totally her own. Easy to listen to--and personally, I can't stop listening. She's gotten more accessible and her music is evolving into something great. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED." - CD BABY


Cake(EP) 2005
Going Fast 2003
Demo 2002
Illusion 1999



Sara Hanson is a writer and performer of honest music who has an affecting voice and an unforgettable stage presence. Pulling from personal experience, emotion and a keen observation of relationships, she has developed a lyrical style that is bold, clever and

Sara is now based in San Diego, by way of Austin, Texas and Santa Fe. While in Austin, Sara played at the famous Ranch 616 on most Sunday nights, where she performed memorable (and popular) covers of country tunes along with her own work. She could also be seen regularly at other clubs and venues around the city.

Before moving to Austin, Sara attended the College of Santa Fe¹s Contemporary Music Program. After graduating as the year¹s Outstanding Senior in 1999, Sara recorded her first CD at Santa Fe¹s Fourth World Studios. That CD, Illusion, was released in July 2000, followed by a western states tour. Her second album, Going Fast, was released in 2003. After college, Sara spent several years collaborating and performing with some of the world-class musicians who call Santa Fe home.

Sara’s most recent work, a five song EP titled "CAKE", was released in October 2005. The EP, which features five of Sara's newer songs, was recorded in Austin by Michael Shay. Ben Wright of the critically acclaimed band d numbers also plays on the record. The CD was a natural next step for Sara, demonstrating the influence of Austin on her sound, and creative partnerships with the musicians she met while living there.

Sara has happily adjusted to life in Southern California and so has her sound. Armed with a loop pedal an electric guitar, and a new Primus cover, this little folk singer has got a genre all her own! And a new recording can't be too far off. Sara is already working with several local musicians and appearing at popular San Diego venues.

All of Sara's music is available at

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