Hannah White's extensive and evocative songbook is making her one of the most talked- about artists on the roots music scene. The singer-songwriter from south London began 2023 by winning UK Song of the Year at the UK Americana Awards with the deeply moving 'Car Crash' which typifies the searingly honest and autobiographical narrative style that White has made her own on a series of releases over recent years.
That came on the back of rave reviews for her opening slot on the solo UK and Irish tour by Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross, who invited Hannah onto the dates immediately after hearing her song 'Broken Bird' and playing it on his BBC Radio Scotland show. Long lines of new converts waiting to meet her and buy her music at each show were testament to her persuasive performing talents. Both tracks were on her much-admired 2022 album About Time, a collection of striking “Americana noir” delivered with her trademark passion. Holler called the record, the first White has produced herself, “the sound of an artist who has fully come into her own,” while Maverick observed: “The emotion she conveys in her vocal delivery gives you chills.”
About Time was, in turn, the follow-up to 2020's Hannah White and the Nordic Connections, which won an AMA nomination for Best UK Album and airplay from BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and spots on six official Spotify playlists. Both albums feature her husband Keiron Marshall on lyrical lead guitar and Norwegian A-listers Lars Hammersland (piano, Hammond organ) and Svein Henning Berstad (bass), with drums on About Time by
White is now working on her next album, due later in 2023 and co-produced by her frequent collaborator Michele Stodart of the Magic Numbers. Leading up to its release, Hannah will be playing solo shows and festivals, where her truly uplifting and compelling artistry will continue to charm every audience that sees her.