“Blending the sounds of traditional folk music with elements of dark, but optimistic, neverland whimsy, Hannalee creates a unique music strange and familiar all at once. The magical three part harmonies of married couple Michael Notter (guitar, ukulele vocals), Anna –Lisa Notter (ukulele, dulcimer, vocals, percussion) and long-time friend Fidelia Rowe (vocals, percussion) wrap around the ears like a favorite childhood blanket and send one off to bed to dream enchanted dreams. Morchella (Spring) is the third in the series of Seattle folk roots trio Hannalee’s seasonal EP offerings”
Winter and Fall
As a music genre Americana has always to my mind encompassed a wide vista of sounds and influences but the key elements the amalgamation of traditional and contemporary music, Into The Dark lifts colours from a rich musical palette and blends them perceptively to perfectively fit my descriptive, the brush strokes range from the broad and bold to delicate washes and the resulting musical landscape is one to admire from afar and in its minutiae. The album title reflects in a number of the tracks including the opening pair, on Catherine Laura deals with the heavy subject matter of sexual assault – telling the story of an incident in her hometown where a young woman was attacked by a group of high school boys, the title track is about lust, love and the difficulty we have deciding which of these emotions we are experiencing.
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Singer-songwriter and fiddler Lily Henley is a cultural sponge, soaking up influences wherever she’s travelled and lived, the Boston born artist singer has released her debut EP Words Like Yours, having attended a series of national fiddle camps during her teens Lily has studied at Cape Breton Island and the New England Conservatory of Music in her home town, then after graduating she moved to Tel Aviv where she worked with a series of artists and ensembles and toured with Israeli band Ktiphah Schorah.
The seven track EP features four of Lily’s own songs as well as a pair of traditional interpretations and closing track Bluz Kna’ani written by Ehud Banai. She’s supported by a acoustic musicians Dominick Leslie (The Deadly Gentlemen) on mandolin/mandola, Duncan Wickel (John Doyle, The Duhks, Cathie Ryan) on 5-string fiddle, Jordan Tice (Tony Trischka, Brittany Haas) on guitar, and Israeli artist Haggai Cohen-Milo . . . → Read More: Lily Henley – Words Like Yours