Three-time Wammie Award nominee and DC Americana/folk band favorite Hannah Jaye and the Hideaways are steeped in the folk storytelling tradition, creating an artful fusion of rootsy acoustic Americana, bluegrass and country music while weaving compelling contemporary musical narratives that speak to the challenging day-to-day realities of the millennial experience. They will be dropping their first album launch and performing at their CD launch party at DC9 on February 28 at 7:30 pm.
Led by DC singer/songwriter Hannah Jaye and featuring multi-instrumentalist Giacomo Fornasini (mandolin, banjo, harmonica), fiddle player Rebecca Weiss and bassist Greg Mulley, the band’s self-titled debut album, set to drop February 28, explores various themes of a generation that is navigating the transition to independence and adulthood—and seeking to break free from traditional societal expectations—through rich storytelling couched in the dynamic, resonant sound of traditional acoustic instruments. The group worked with Grammy-winning DC-based engineer Charlie Pilzer from Tonal Park and Nashville-based mix-and-master engineer Jared Anderson from Evergreen Productions on their new album.
Since forming in March 2018, Hannah Jaye and the Hideaways have performed over 80 shows at DC-area venues such as Union Stage, Songbyrd, Gypsy Sally’s, and Hill Country, in addition to numerous local festivals, including the 2019 Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival, 2019 HERA Festival, and 2019 Takoma Park Folk Festival.