MP3 Blair Hansen - ROCK: Acoustic
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11 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Acoustic, EASY LISTENING: Soft Rock
Blair's sophomore CD "Smile" will be available on CD Baby in June 2005.
"Singer/Songwriter Blair Hansen is probably an artist you have never heard of. She is quite possibly one of California's hidden musical treasures though...and she's still a teenager! This young woman's rich full voice and superb songwriting is certainly far beyond her years. "
"All the marks of a major star in the making, Blair is already an accomplished guitarist, an insightful songwriter, a confident performer, and a versatile singer. She is already at the point it takes many artist into their mid-20's to reach. Seldom have we seen so much talent and poteential in one so young; keep a serious eye on this gal!"
Producer and Host,
KFOG's Acoustic Sunrise
I just wanted to let both of you know that I've been listening to Blair's CD this week. WOW! Blair you have an amazing talent that could someday shock you. You have a great voice, see all that training really is great! But even better right now, you have a natural talent for writing songs, and your so young. I'm very impressed! Someday I will be either watch you on the Grammy's or I will see one of your songs being played. Keep up the faith !!!
I remember talking to you at the Palace, remember that your parents are smarter than you think!
Hope to see you again!
Buck Owens Band
"Blair delivered her song Too Young To Die live on KALX with as much accuracy
as I had heard it on the c.d. She is truly a talented young girl who will
make her mark."
D.J. Ginger Lee
Trained in classical voice since the age of 10, Blair Hansen is emerging as independent artist and songwriter. Her ability to blend classical and folk roots with pop sensibilities at the age of 18, has given Blair a sound that is unmistakably her own. While she herself would say that her music lands "somewhere between the Dixie Chicks and Sarah McLachlan," the depth and soul coming from her voice hints at much more.
Blair Hansen has been blessed with a voice that can glide in angelic falsetto one moment and turn quickly into a raspy yell in the next. Since she was just 7 years of age her natural talent has been heaped with praise and earned her numerous choral and voice awards in her hometown of Castro Valley, CA. However it's clear to anyone that hears her sing that she is destined for much bigger things. At fourteen she picked up an acoustic guitar and began writing songs before she even knew the names of the chords she was playing.
Now with a band of experienced rock musicians around her, Blair has been able to turn the songs that she strums on her acoustic guitar into dramatic rock anthems that express the urgency and surprising wisdom of a woman so young. Drawing support from her family and friends, Blair has transformed from a girl with a guitar to an artist that is on the verge of something special.
With the help of her producer, Clay Bigham, Blair has also been able to independently release her own full length debut CD. The album is an encapsulation of Blair's own unique portraits of her life thus far as a teenager growing up in the Bay Area. She is hard at work on her next batch of pop gems, which by her own volition are markedly more "mature" and "reflective."
Even though Blair picked her first acoustic guitar three and a half years ago, she is no stranger to the road. Already a veteran of the festival circuit in Northern California, Blair has opened for the likes of Susan Tedeschi,Dave Wakeling (formerly of "The English Beat") and Chuck Prophet in San Francisco and held her own at the prestigious South by Southwest Conference (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. With upcoming performances slated for the first CA based Global Entertainment Media Summit (GEMS) in Los Angeles and New York, Blair Hansen is ready and willing to take her music anywhere people will listen. We hope that the people are prepared.
"I first got hooked on Blair Hansen's work listening to her "Demo" and her "Blair Hansen" release after South by Southwest '04. Her song, "Shallow" got into one of my mix tapes, so I heard it in context of a number of other female pop vocalists. "Shallow" is an authentic, emotionally-inflected musing about ambivalence for a special friend and one's own worthiness for a love so true. But it is Blair's voice that sells the story. More than a warble and less than a yodel, Blair's voice is a rich treat, sweet and stylized, and conveying heartfelt need. At Blair's invitation, I just listened to her new song "Dance My Way." Another wistful melody with pop potential, it is sure to find its way to my iPod very soon."
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