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Ben Hanna: We Were All Like Whatever

“I’m a pretty funny guy but I’m not hilarious I don’t make a lot of sense but I’m not mystarious, and sometimes I just stare… I just stare at the wall”. Rhyming hilarious with mysterious, in the opening lines of his debut album,”We Were All Like Whatever”, Michigan native Ben Hanna ever-so-subtly introduced listeners to his distinctive approach to songwriting and attention to detail.  

Ultimately, it’s a Ben Hanna live show that generates the most enthusiasm. Jon Solomon of Westword magazine writes: “The dude’s quirky as hell, and he’s got this deadpan talk-singing thing going on that’s part Lou Reed and part John Prine, with a little bit of Johnathan Richman tossed in…” Whether backed by his band, The Knighthawks, (Drummer, Brian Newsom, Bassist, Josh Newsom & Ian Hendrick on electric guitar) or solo, Hanna’s performance is full-throttle with a vibe that ranges from high energy “rawk” to intimate and personal stroytelling.

Brimming with originality; a rare and valuable commodity these days, Hanna cranks out music he describes  as “Post-suburban Americana” “kids songs for adults” and  “punchy folk”. Taking an abnormal approach to phrasing, he carefully crafts lyrics around uncommon- yet socially relevant  topics like,  social media, modern romance and unusual vice.  Hanna sites artists Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, The Violent Femmes, Todd Snider as his greatest musical inspirations, but make no mistake,  he’s carved out a distinct sonic lane all his own.

Hanna is currently recording at Mountain House Recording Studio in Nederland Colorado, Prepping to release his second studio Album in Spring of 2016

Trailblazers like Ben Hanna don’t stay underground for long. Do not miss the rare opportunity to book Ben Hanna. Ben is now booking for winter of 2015 and spring of 2016 both solo and with his band, The Knighthawks. For all inquiries contact ben@benhannamusic.com