Road of a Lifetime
The daughter of professional artists, Hannah grew up in an abundant creative atmosphere in the rural mountains of North Carolina. Music was as much a part of daily life as food or laughter. She learned to play and sing by doing it, by watching her father's fingers on a fretboard or listening to the sound of the voice on the radio. The songs on this CD reflect a path of exploration, both musically and personally, in which Hannah utilizes her Appalachian background and explores her own avenue of singing and songwriting. She has found inspiration for the sounds of her music not only in the mountain roots of rural Appalachia, but also in more (or less) mainstream names like Gillian Welch, Kate Wolf, Greg Brown, Patty Griffin and David Wilcox, to name a few. The songs on 'Road of a Lifetime' reflect an exploration of not only Hannah's love for music, but also many other of life's passions. Some touch on the complicated world of love relationships, some on the intimacy of friendship, and others on the wider scope of humanity's harmony and disharmony; of generosity, confusion, compassion, self-reliance, or greed. While she hopes to touch people with her music, she held an express intent in the making of her CD: that the end result was simple and sincere. She did not write her songs for popular appeal, but for personal appeal. She wanted to produce music that came from a human heart, that echoed real life and humbly tried to tell a simple truth. She is proud of what has come of her efforts and of the many talented people who helped her. 'Road of a Lifetime' is an honest CD, decidedly simple in an era of overproduction, and Hannah is delighted to share it with the world.