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Hanna Fearns

Hanna Fearns

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Music came all natural to Hanna Fearns: her mom’s mother was a performance artist touring the world with German folk songs, and in her dad’s family from Liverpool singing and performing was a natural ritual, much like the 5o’clock tea. As a child Hanna learned to play the piano, soon followed by guitar lessons. 15 years old, Hanna went on to tramp her way through Europe, making a living as a street-musician and wowing the crowd in bars with Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan songs. After a trip to Texas and visiting a Conjunto&TexMex festival in San Antonio, she formed her first Country band Easy Country, covering songs from Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris and Patsy Cline. Once they started working on Hannas own material the band ultimately changed its name into fearns. Americana, Alternative Country and Indirock were stylistic references. The band performed several support-shows e.g. for Rich Hopkins, Heather Miles and Hazeldine, as well as club tours through Germany. 2008 Hanna’s solo project slowly began to take shape and after finding a suitable producer in Hubl Greiner, member of the Avantgarde-rock-ledgend The Blech, things started happening: eleven songs, a 14-member band with an idiosyncratic instrumentation (including hammer dulcimer, euphonium, tres and bansuri) provide for the unmistakable sound leading through “Sentimental Bones”. On several occasions in 2013 she performed live, sometimes solo, sometimes with her Cologne-based band Tiny Hunters, or with Textor&Renz (Kinderzimmerproductions) in the course of the pre-release tour „Sweet as November“, and with Ken Stringfellow (Posies REM Big Star). In 2014 Sentimental Bones was released and Hanna Fearns went on tour in Germany, Switzerland, the U.K., France, Belgium and the Netherlands. 2017 she started to work on her new album, writing songs, recording with different musicians she met during her tour all over Europe. The new Album “Turn on the Light” will be released in October 2018.

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