Having grown up surrounded by her musical family – Arnie Naiman, renowned banjo player, and Kathy Reid-Naiman, internationally acclaimed children’s musician (who together perform as Ragged But Right) Hannah was immersed in the sounds of clawhammer banjo and Appalachian ballads.
“Hannah Shira’s songs are so rooted in tradition that they can be hard to tell apart from those you’d hear in an Appalachian back porch jam. But her modern take on this music is informed by her life and adventures in the Canadian metropolis of Toronto with its busy community of cutting-edge roots musicians. Critics describe Hannah Shira’s sound as recalling that of Gillian Welch and The Be Good Tanyas. “ – The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
“Think Diana Jones, think Gillian Welch. Hannah has a relaxing voice that she accompanies on this recording with tasty oldtime banjo. The songs, all original, could easily be taken as being traditional, such is her mastery of the genre.” –
“It’s a long way from the hills and hollers of West Virginia to Toronto’s Queen Street but Appalachian music is carved deep in the genes of Hannah Shira Naiman”- Mike Sadava, Penguin Eggs Magazine
Hannah will be joined for this show by special guests Hoot and Holler, a duo nurtured from Boston’s burgeoning string music scene, and inspired by the authenticity of the enduring spirit of traditional Appalachian mountain music
The Empire State Railway Museum is located at 70 Lower High Street in Phoenicia, New York. Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 with an advance RSVP. Show time is 7:30 p.m. and the doors open at 7:00 p.m. This is an intimate venue with seating for approximately 50 guests.
Seats can be reserved by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Flying Cat Music at 845-688-9453. RSVPs must be received by 5:00 p.m.on the day of the show in order to confirm seat availability. Advance seats can only be guaranteed until 7:20 p.m. so please arrive early to claim them.