Hannah Jaye and the Hideaways are steeped in the folk storytelling tradition, creating an artful fusion of rootsy acoustic Americana, folk and country music while weaving compelling contemporary musical narratives that speak to the challenging day-to-day realities of the millennial experience.
Since forming in March 2018, the band—which in addition to lead vocalist Hannah Jaye includes banjo player Shannon Orcutt, mandolin and fiddle player Will Wheaton, and bassist Greg Mulley—has performed over 80 shows at DC-area venues such as Union Stage, Songbyrd, Gypsy Sally’s, Big Bear Café, Hill Country Live and the legendary DIVE, where budding stars from Bonnie Raitt and Al Green to the Ramones have held court. The group has also played at numerous local festivals, including in 2019 alone at the Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival, HERA Festival, and Takoma Park Folk Festival.
Produced by Grammy-winning local DC engineer Charlie Pilzer from Tonal Park and Nashville based mix-and-mastering engineer Jared Anderson from Evergreen Productions, the 10-track collection explores various themes of a generation that is navigating the transition to independence and adulthood. From their plucky, socially aware “Second Fiddle Husband” and incisive, blues-country protest anthem “Mr. Monetizer” to the deeply thoughtful, hard-hitting looks at relationships with friends (“Only You”), family (“Queen Anne’s Lace”) and lovers (“The Show”), Hannah Jaye and the Hideaways is a true snapshot, song by song, of the dilemmas facing millennials today.
Lead Vocals & Guitar - Hannah Jaye
Mandolin, Banjo, Harmonica & Harmonies - Giacomo Fornasini
Fiddle & Harmonies (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8) - Rebecca Weiss
Fiddle & Harmonies (Tracks 4, 7, 9, 10) - Meghan Mette
Upright Bass & Harmonies (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8) - Greg Mulley
Acoustic Bass & Harmonies (Tracks 4, 7, 9, 10) - Josh Ballard
Produced by Hannah Jaye and the Hideaways. Engineered by Charlie Pilzer at Tonal Park and Doug Whipple. Mixed and Mastered by Jared Anderson of Evergreen Productions. Cover Art by Melissa Thomas. Album Design by Becca Landwehr.
This album would not have been possible without our parents, teachers, friends, supervisors, disgruntled ex-lovers, and superfans who taught us, encouraged us, and sometimes led us astray. Special thanks to Alan + Karen, Michael, Parvene, Kristin, Lucy, Mike, Keren, Jenner, Cuchulain, and everyone who believed in us along the way. We are grateful to you all.
- Folk & Singer-Songwriter