MP3 Nancy Hanson - Drops In A Bucket
Charming, simple and confident country/folk, singer/songwriter stuff. Great vocals, honest songwriting. This girl''s a natural.
11 MP3 Songs
COUNTRY: Country Folk, FOLK: Folk Pop
Drops in a Bucket, Nancy Hanson''s debut release, is refined and charming, with a simplicity and confidence that are contagious. Nancy draws on rich traditions of folk, country and pop, with a dash of wit and social satire thrown in. There is a familiarity and comfort in her songs. She has an amazing ability to draw her listeners in and suddenly make them her friends.
Nancy comes to the stage with a deep love of music. At twelve years old she successfully negotiated a deal with her mother to end the piano lessons and pick up the guitar. Guitar playing came naturally to Nancy and she spent hours learning and playing songs written by her favorite artists and strongest influences including John Denver, Dan Fogelberg, and James Taylor in the early days, and more recently Nanci Griffith and Mary Chapin-Carpenter. "I think all those years I spent listening to and singing songs by these great artists, I was subconsciously learning to write."
Nancy worked her way through college playing and singing cover tunes at local clubs and restaurants. She graduated with a B.S. in Psychology and began her work as a counselor for troubled children and teens. In 1993 she tried her hand at songwriting and just one year later she was invited to play as a finalist in the Telluride Troubadour Contest (CO). This validation of Nancy''s songwriting ability encouraged her to continue to write and play contests where her music could be heard. Nancy went on to be a New Folk Finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival (TX), and the Napa Valley Music Festival (CA), and a winner at both the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriting Contest and the Telluride Troubadour Contest (CO). Nancy''s song "Drops in a Bucket" won the 1998 Fast Folk Café (NY) Songwriting Contest and most recently won 2nd place in the folk category of the 2000 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
Nancy has had past appearances at the Bluebird Café in Nashville, Tennessee; The Fast Folk Café in New York City, and shows to sell out crowds at various venues in her home state of Utah. Nancy has tremendous live performance skills and it is apparent by her dedicated and loyal fan base.