About the Artist
*Recipent of two OUT Music Awards, New York City*:
-Humanitarian Songwriter of the Year for her album “Real World” (SONIC BIDS competition-chosen out of 2,500 entrees)
-Outstanding Country/Folk song “Break Away” written for the movie Hannah Free (hannahfree.com) starring Sharon Gless (Nip/Tuck, Cagney and Lacey, Burn Notice, Queer as Folk).
-Contributed original song for the award winning movie: Hannah Free (hannahfree.com) starring Sharon Gless (Nip/Tuck, Cagney and Lacey, Burn Notice, Queer as Folk).
Her vocals are soaring, passionate, and warm, which mirror the emotions of her words. At only twenty three years old, Blair Hansen exhibits the wisdom and perspective of a woman who has already experienced much in life. Blessed with a crystalline, transcendent voice and a startling ability to write deeply moving lyrics, Hansen is among San Francisco's most promising talents.
Blair’s music and effervescent persona, showcase the heart of a young artist who has already found her own style and place in a music world cluttered by artificiality. Blair Hansen's feelings are felt through each shimmering note of her acoustic guitar and the unguarded sincerity of her vocals.
Hansen observes life with an unblinking eye and a poet's ear. From the radiant glow of her debut album “Blair Hansen” to the sun-drenched energy of her sophomore album "Smile", there is no doubt that her third album “Real World” is by far the best as it is electrically brimming with timeless charm, unapologetic edge and songs that will keep you humming for days.
Blair Hansen got her start vocally in classical music at the age of nine where she trained for six years. After receiving many accolades in classical vocal music from California University music professors, the teen years brought on the urge for her to pick up the guitar and express herself through original material. It only took less than a year for Blair to write and record her first full length debut album-released when she was only fourteen. With the support of her father and manager, Steve Hansen, Blair was accompanied by a full band of professional musicians (Daren Wilkerson, Clay Bigham and Scotty Robertson) who helped showcase her talents in and around the San Francisco Bay Area and the entire West Coast. A few noted performances include; sharing the stage with Susan Tedeschi in Golden Gate Park, opening for Dar Williams and Girlyman at San Francisco’s historic Fillmore and a performance on San Francisco’s Main Stage for their annual Pride Festival.
The momentum grew and attention flourished as fans eagerly awaited Blair’s sophomore album “Smile” released when she was eighteen. She further showcased her music at South By South West in Austin, Texas, a slew of radio stations and international compilation CDs and was contacted by many magazines and newspapers for stories-Curve Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Daily Review, Diablo Magazine, Datebook, Singer Magazine (to name a few). Hansen also won San Francisco’s Bands 4 Bands Award for Best Vocalist of the Year.
Now twenty three years young, Blair is also composing award winning music for movies and documentaries such as Hannah Free, starring Sharon Gless (Burn notice, Nip Tuck, Queer as Folk, Cagney and Lacey). Though her new album “Real World” was only recently released, Blair has already won two OUT Music Awards for her songs “Break Away” and “Real World” (Outstanding Country/Folk Song and Humanitarian Songwriter of the Year).
Blair Hansen: Lead Vox/Guitar/keyboards
Steven Sicular: Lead guitar/backup vox
Blair Hansen-Real World- Released November 2009
Blair Hansen- Smile: Released July 2005
Blair Hansen (debut): Released June 2003
Blair's song "Too Young to Die" was selected to be included on Canada's Brian Gladstones Peace theme compilation CD entitled Peace Songs for a Better World which was released internationally in 2004 and received FM airplay in Ireland and Germany.