Folk Duo Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage Launch New Album

Folk Duo Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage Launch New Album

It’s a special night for Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage on Friday 30 September as they launch their new album live at The Atkinson in Southport.

Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique.

Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram & Emmylou, Shirley & Davey, or Gillian & David but their warm distilling of influences from both sides of the big pond produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own.

“Beautiful voice breathes new life into traditional material from both sides of the pond.” Maverick Magazine

Recorded in Toronto with award-winning Canadian producer David Travers-Smith (Ruth Moody, Wailin’ Jennys, Jason & Pharis Romero) their album Before The Sun (released 16/09/2016) captures all the intimacy of the pair’s live show and delicately sets it to beautifully crafted soundscapes that rise and fall immersively. The record features renowned guests from both sides of the pond, including Jon Thorne (Lamb, John Smith), Kevin Breit (Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash), Jim Causley and Katriona Gilmore (Gilmore & Roberts).

Both hailing from folk singing families in the flatland’s of East Anglia, Hannah spent much of her formative years touring Europe with her family band in a converted school bus, singing folk songs acapella in the street in order to make enough money to move to the next city. However, a sea change and relocation to the US saw her soak up the influences from the American North East and take up the dulcimer.

Meanwhile Ben was writing and touring with celebrated UK folk band The Willows whose albums Beneath Our Humble Soil and Amidst Fiery Skies were championed by the likes of the BBC’s Bob Harris and Mike Harding.

Producer Ben Savage (The Willows) supplies exemplary dobro and acoustic guitar throughout.” Acoustic Magazine

Within weeks of moving back the UK, Hannah braved her first time out solo at The Black Fen Folk Club, Cambridge and as fate would have it, Ben had just returned from tour. Ben went on to produce Hannah’s solo debut Charms Against Sorrow, released in early 2015 to critical acclaim.

“Blessed with a peerlessly pure voice… Catch her while you can!” The Express

Hear the beautiful music of Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage on Friday 30 September at 7.30pm tickets are £10 advance / £12 doors.

Book your tickets online at or call our Box Office team on 01704 533333.





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Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage (Album Launch)

Friday 30 September


*£10 advance / £12 doors



*Please be advised that there is a £1 per ticket booking fee for telephone and online sales and a 2% fee for credit cards at the Box Office.


Posted on 24 September 2016 under General news

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