Hannah Shira Naiman | Tether My Heart

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Tether My Heart

by Hannah Shira Naiman

Original Appalachian Roots Music. Songs not from the mountains, but from a rocky, rugged place.
Genre: Folk: Appalachian Folk
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1. Married Soldier
3:44 $1.50
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2. Little Fox
3:00 $1.50
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3. Looking for My Own
3:02 $1.50
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4. Tether My Heart
5:50 $1.50
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5. Same Old Song
3:40 $1.50
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6. Willow
4:58 $1.50
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7. Home
3:41 $1.50
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8. Tekakwitha
2:46 $1.50
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9. The Way to Go Home
3:41 $1.50
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10. I'm Going to Find My Joy
2:41 $1.50
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11. Kentucky
3:59 $1.50
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes

Toronto, ON - Having grown up surrounded by her musical family, immersed in the sounds of clawhammer banjo and appalachian ballads, Hannah harvested the sounds and themes of this music in her bones and in her heart. Tether My Heart (Merriweather Records Ltd.) marks Hannah Shira Naiman's entrance to the stage as a songwriter, but is a testament to her deep roots in the old-time appalachian genre. Hannah's songs “are a little bit crooked, a little bit new.” Her sound is reminiscent of Gillian Welch and The Be Good Tanyas, and inspired by Ola Belle Reed and Hazel Dickens. While Hannah’s style is decidedly Appalachian folk, she’s also influenced by styles outside the genre, such as English and Irish ballads, African spirituals and gospel music, as well as the pop and indie music that inspired her early songwriting-- Leslie Feist, Ani Difranco, and other strong female songwriters. “I think these inspirations come through in my lyrics, and in my chord changes, and my musical choices in general,” she says.

PRESS:
“Having seen Hannah grow up surrounded by old-time music, it doesn't surprise me that she's developed such a good command of the fiddle and banjo, but her ability to incorporate that trad foundation into her original music will be an unexpected treat for anyone willing to listen." - Chris Coole, Foggy Hogtown Boys

Hannah's songwriting is “honest and creative and authentic- and [her] singing is ffantastic - AnnieLou, Canadian singer-songwriter

“In an age when you can layer as many instruments as you like in the studio, it’s refreshing to hear a debut EP as naked as the Blackest Crow’s. On it, Hannah Naiman and Emily Adam harmonize a cappella on traditional songs and originals that sound almost as classic...their voices floating together in close harmonies perfect for early mornings or late nights. ...Callum is a standout original. Here’s hoping for a longer follow-up that incorporates Naiman’s banjo and Adam’s cello.”
- Sarah Greene, NOW Magazine

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James

Lovely voice and songs
I took a chance on purchasing this album after listening to the previews of the songs. I enjoyed the preview, so I got the whole album. I have listened to folk music my entire life, and Hannah Shira Naiman captures the very sound that I've come to love. Her songs are uplifting and catchy, and actually tell stories, unlike so much modern music today.
The instrumentals are heartfelt and evoke images of music gatherings and parties of old.
If you enjoy blue grass music, or folk music, or just great music anyway, Hanna's songs will bring you a smile, and joy to listen to over and over.
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