Wonderful news! I am a finalist in two international songwriting competitions. “Goin’ Somewhere” was chosen for the John Lennon Songwriting Competition in the Pop Category, and “A Hundred Hearts” was chosen for the Great American Song Contest in the Adult Contemporary category. I am very grateful to have been selected out of many applications and songs. Thank you to both organizations! You can find out more information on their websites. http://www.jlsc.com/winners/2012b/finalists.php and http://www.greatamericansong.com/honorary.phpRead More
Hey guys! Just wanted to share this video with all of you. Thanks to Devon Yesberger for filming it, and to Andrew Sarlo for engineering/mixing it. The recording of this song was made possible by the Jimmy Fund/Boston Children’s Hospital. I had the amazing honor of playing this at their “Gathering to Remember” memorial service, and they decided to have it recorded so that they could use it for future memorial services and for families dealing with the loss of a loved one. This song is for everyone in need of hearing its message. May it bring you much hope and light.Read More
Hey everyone! This is a song I worked on with Terrell King Carter for a friend of his that passed away a few years ago. I wrote the chorus, and it was produced by Mike Nevin. I’d like to dedicate this song in memory of a friend of mine that passed away several years ago, Abigal Jennings. I hope that this track brings hope and comfort to all those that have lost loved ones dear to them. Here’s the link to the song: https://soundcloud.com/terrell-king/tkc-feat-hannah-christianson
And here’s a video of the making of the song:Read More
Hey everyone! Check out my performance from Guitar Center with my lovely band! Featuring Ben Marino on Drums, Sara Cristal Pena Coffin on Bass, Michael Epstein on Guitar, and Grant Christianson (my little brother!) on Saxophone! After 93 submissions and one live battle-of-the-band performance between the top 3 songs, “Goin’ Somewhere” took 1st place after a vote from the audience! (Not to mention, a $250 Guitar Center gift card. New ukulele here I come!)Read More
Hello to those of you who are checking out my website! Just thought I’d share this beautiful wedding video that uses my song, “A Hundred Hearts.” David Perry is the videographer of this gem, and he licensed my music through Songfreedom, a website where photographers and videographers can license music for weddings, funerals, and other events. Hope you enjoy it! You might need a tissue for the water in your eyes! —–> Watch it here!Read More
Hello everyone! This is just one video clip of many from my adventures in Kenya this summer. I worked with children and adults in various locations teaching music and songwriting through an organization called Global Youth Groove. Hopefully I’ll be sharing more with you once I get my video editing chops down! Hope you enjoy this rendition of “Let’s Be Frisbees!”Read More
Here’s a little cover/mash up of Bob Marley and Bobby Mcferrin. This is dedicated to Anna Schuler as part of her kickstarter reward. Thanks again Anna! Hope everyone enjoys the positive vibes of these wonderful songs! Watch the video here!Read More
Hello everyone! Just wanted to let you know you can check out my upcoming gigs in the Shows section of my website. It’s shaping up to be a fun and exciting summer! I’ll be playing quite a few shows with the lovely Robert Gillies from Scotland (check out his amazing website here) In addition to having a few of my songs now available for licensing on songfreedom.com for weddings, anniversaries, etc., you can now listen to my entire album from start to finish online! All you have to do is click here to find it on my bandcamp. Hope you enjoy it! You can purchase it there by naming your own price, or you can also buy it on CDbaby or Itunes! Stay tuned for upcoming posts… (will try to write more often, still trying to get the hang of this posting business!)Read More
Hello everyone!! I officially have released my first album! I can’t believe it actually happened! This whole process has been quite the learning experience, and it has taken us about a year to complete everything. I am so so so so grateful for all of the help that I’ve received along the way from all kinds of people who just wanted to help get my music out there. I can hardly believe that it all came together in time. Phew! Thank you thank you thank you! Here’s the link for where you can download it online:
Stay tuned for more updates coming soon!Read More
I just wanted to make a little video and say THANK YOU for all of your help with my Kickstarter project. It is truly amazing how all of you together have supported my music and I just am very, very grateful.
We’re going back into the studio to record a string quartet for “A Hundred Hearts” and touch up a couple other tracks so I am very excited!!! I am doing my best to make this record sound great and I am so looking forward to sharing it with you.
Other updates: This weekend I’ll be opening for Coeur de Pirate at Brighton Music Hall in Boston! She’s Canadian and very lovely!