Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

Award: Transmission Fund

Year: 2017

Genre: Folk

Instrument/voice type: Voice/Guitar

Location: East

Website: www.hannahbenmusic.com/

Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar, Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look and sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. 

Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram and Emmylou, Shirley amd Davey, or Gillian and David but their warm distilling of influences from both sides of the Atlantic produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own. 

Their unique unplugged presentation creates a widescreen, cinematic soundscape with open spaces and atmosphere, giving their beautifully pure vocals room to share the songs’ emotion and narrative. 

The material is as joyful and fun as it is intense, but the common factor is the duo’s warmth and confidence in each other; their natural ease and connection is clearly evident on the recorded music, and a genuine pleasure to witness on stage.