Video: Hannah Shira Naiman “The Grouse”

Hannah Shira Naiman
Photo by Ramo/hckygrlphoto

There is a town in North Ontario where you’ll hear perpetual motion with claw hammer banjo accompaniment as Hannah Shira Naiman walks beside ‘The Grouse’.   There is an endless debate about what defines Americana music. There is no doubt here. Fiddle, accordion, and banjo with brass counterpoint in a loping time signature that hints at both Appalachia and Ireland, this is traditional music in the best sense.  Canadian singer- songwriter and square dance caller Naiman looks to the titular bird as a metaphor for an endless search for a sense of home. The video finds the singer performing lakeside and wandering through town, blue case in hand. Directed by Tim O’Reilly, the cinematography completely catches the vibe of the music.

‘The Grouse’ is the first single from Naiman’s third full-length album, ‘The Wheel’s Won’t Go’, due in stores and on streaming services on October 7th, 2022.

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Ed Donnelly is a multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer and record producer from Los Angeles. He has worked with Willie Nelson, Crowded House, Marc Cohn, Jools Holland, Matchbox Twenty, The Cult, BoyHaunt, Gladys Knight, Trent Summar and The West Coast Mob, Smashing Pumpkins, Del McCoury, OK Go, Exodus, Molly Leach, Tom Morello, O.A.R., Madness, The Crystal Method, DrunkHungry, Deadmau5, Zac Brown, CrysP Tyger, Bighead Todd and the Monsters, Jake Shimabukuro, Barenaked Ladies, Tsar, Killola and more. Donnelly regularly performs with Nathan Jacques as well as Little Silver Hearts and records with GhostsDream. Little known fact: He previously held Top Secret Security Clearance with the U.S. Department of State and Q Clearance from the Department of Energy. He currently runs The Barber’s Basement Recording Studio in Highland Park and is a partner in The Atmos at Lemontree Studio.

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