RACHEL HANSON

A recent transplant to Minneapolis from the back roads of northern Wisconsin, Hanson's songs strike a chord somewhere deep in the hearts of all Midwestern-born travelers, teachers, and soul-seekers. Her sound is familiar, yet not overly derivative, from a timeless era of true classics. Rachel’s voice blends beauty with power, and floats over a musical landscape of air and stone.

In 2010, Hanson established roots in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. She was lead singer and guitarist for Back Alley Blossoms, an all female folk/bluegrass band, for the group’s lifespan of three years. Setting off on a solo journey, Hanson spent the following year writing and recording her self-titled EP, released in the summer of 2015. A very introspective record on many counts, the EP was completed in a classic home recording space by friend and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Sachs.

Hanson performs extensively in the greater Upper-Midwest, both as a solo artist and collaborating with groups of accomplished players. Most recently, she has been backed by Evan Middlesworth on Baritone guitar and Collin Carey on drums. Her debut full-length album is in the works, engineered by Evan Middlesworth at Pine Hollow near Eau Claire, WI.

Past Shows


Dec
17
th
2017
Clown Lounge
Dec
17
th
2017
Clown Lounge

Frankie Lee

CLOWN LOUNGE (Turf Club basement)
with RACHEL HANSON and Savannah Smith

More Shows

Feb
22
nd
Turf Club

Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

Feb
18
th
First Avenue

Samia

with Tommy Lefroy and Why Not
Jan
29
th
Fine Line

Magic City Hippies

with CAPYAC
Oct
31
st
7th St Entry

MADONICA ( Monica LaPlante special Madonna covers set ), General B and the Wiz, and Floodwater Angel