Music Monday – Hannah Georgas

When I was working on BC Scene a year or so ago, a number of people said we should check out Hannah Georgas, a young singer from Vancouver.  Buzz was building, with whispers of “She’s the next Feist” or “She’s the next Emily Haines”.  Accolades began to follow, including the Radio 3 Bucky for Best New Artist in 2009.

Over the weekend I finally picked up a copy of her album This Is Good, which was released earlier this year.  I love it – infectious indie pop, brilliantly executed with clean, tight performances by a top-notch group of west coast musicians.  Ryan Guldemond worked with Hannah on the album, and I think you can hear some Mother Mother-like influences throughout, which is always a good thing.  It’s one of those albums that will be part of my regular playlist for a long, long time.

As luck would have it, Hannah will be performing in Ottawa next weekend, opening for Royal Wood in the Studio at the NAC.  Sounds like a nice way to spend a Saturday night.

As a bonus, here are a couple of videos – the catchy Bang Bang You’re Dead (produced by fellow BC singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher) and the memorable Thick Skin.

Hannah Georgas website

Hannah Georgas on MySpace

Hannah Georgas on CBC Radio 3

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