A vocalist on Random Chance Records (NYC), Hannah Frank is a guitarist and singer-songwriter based in Chicago specializing in rhythmic, poetic music. Her live shows range from solo to full band where she brings a mesmerizing tapestry of American music forms to entertain you. You will hear original music as well as folk songs from the 20th century, delivered with down-home style and storytelling. Plus, stay engaged by an ultimate dash of the unexpected, as she combines touches of folk, blues, jazz, American songbook, roots and world music. In addition to performing at notable Chicago venues such as House of Blues, she has run successful songwriter showcases alongside the original music podcast Chicago Acoustic Underground; curated events combining songwriters with other art forms in her “Stormy Monday” showcase for songwriters and poets, and created memorable events featuring songwriters alongside traditional Chicago Blues music artists.
Releases: Hear the Music!
Jazz Influence: Comes Love
Hannah’s latest release is “Comes Love,” a 7″ vinyl record with Random Chance Records (NYC) celebrating two songs from the classic American songbook, featuring evocative sounds of an earlier era of jazz/blues/pop:
“Comes Love” was written in 1939; music by Sam H. Stept; words by Lew Brown and Charles Tobias. Personnel on this release includes Dennis Lexicon (keys), Dean Haas (drums), Billy Flynn (Guitar), and Ben E. Miller (Bass). Cover photo by Patrick Engman, Jr.
Blues Influence: Heart Hitter
A blues-influenced song by Hannah, performed by Dean Haas (Drums), Martin Lang (Harp).
Video by Dave McGuire
Original Music with Hannah Frank Group
Hannah Frank Group features Hannah Frank (guitar/vocals) and Meg Thomas presiding over percussion, Victor Sanders on the jaw-dropping talking tone guitar, Ben E. Miller on bass. Hannah Frank Group has performed at Chicago venues ranging from House of Blues and Mayne Stage to listening rooms like Uncommon Ground and festivals including Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest. The group has been featured on WLUW, WDCB and Chicago Music Guide; and in the Chicago Independent Songwriter Festival.
15 Horses has an electric rock flavor with a songwriter heart. This collection was recorded in 2015, mixed and updated for 2023. The title track “15 Horses” (credits Kevin Rush music, Hannah Frank lyrics); the other tracks are by Hannah Frank. Photography by Roman Sobus.
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