Hannah Shira Naiman
Hannah Shira Naiman’s banjo-grounded songs dance the listener into the Appalachian mountains and eras back in time, drawing on her roots in Toronto’s ‘old time’ folk music community to share powerful tales of hope and loss. With a sound that’s been described as a cross between Gillian Welch and Sarah Harmer, Naiman crafts original songs that ring with influences of Ola Belle Reed, The Carter Family, American oldtime, and traditional English ballads.
Interest in Naiman’s acclaimed debut record Tether My Heart led to a top 10 spot in the Folk DJ list, and play across CBC Radio. With her new record Know the Mountain, due October 6, Naiman charms the listener with an even more bold, layered, and mature set of songs -- including some original fiddle tunes. Naiman will release Know the Mountain in October at the Tranzac in Toronto, touring Ontario and Quebec through the fall, and the US midwest and northeast in spring 2017.