Matt Hannah:

Matt Hannah is a Michigan-native and Minneapolis-based folk Americana singer-songwriter. His debut solo acoustic album Let the Lonely Fade (2014; Gamine Records) has been heard on KCMP The Current (MPLS) and 100 other radio stations around the country, and he has performed throughout the midwest including at the Mid West Music Fest. His sophomore album Dreamland debuts in February 2017.


Praise for Let the Lonely Fade:

“After moving to Minneapolis, [Hannah] decided to focus on writing folk and Americana-styled songs. And he’s done so incredibly well.” St. Cloud Times

“Impressed by MN-via-NY newcomer @MattHannahmusic’s album, sounds Jay Farrar-y.” C. Riemenschneider (Star Tribune)

“The tranquil, nature-based video perfectly complements the relaxed Americana spirit of the song, with Hannah showing us some of what makes the North Shore so awe-inspiring and gorgeous.” Gimme Noise (City Pages Blog on video for Bigger than the Ocean)

“Hannah’s lyrical front is fantastically vivid…[He] has the sound, the lyrical know how, and even with any perceivable quirks he manages to fit himself almost within arms reach of the more familiar names in the business. Definitely a name to look for in the folk genre, especially if that’s your forte. Enjoy.” Shakefire

“[Hannah] sounds in places very much like Townes Van Zandt, that heartfelt earnestness that commands a listening audience…Worth taking a note…We will hear Matt Hannah again.” AmericanaUK

“[Hannah’s] voice blends in seamlessly with the pedal steel and dobro…[He] sounds older and more at ease than he did during his tenure as a rocker. There is no need to shout and he has transferred his ear for instantly hummable tunes to his new niche.” Here Comes the Flood

“With equal parts sweetly anemic, pop tinged folk, provided by Hannah’s somewhat gritty, passionate Americana Roots sound, Let the Lonely Fade is an intrepid step for this artist.” Rock N’ Roll View

“Singer-songwriter Matt Hannah hails from the Midwest, but spent time fronting a rock band in New York before he honed his acoustic, melancholy-country spin on Americana-folk music.” Mpls St Paul Magazine