April 25, 2002 -Dagmar Noll, Eastern newspaper "With flash garments, long hair, and clamant, vociferous strains, vocalist and percussionist Hannah Freidenberg reminds me of an updated, confident Janis Joplin with an optimistic edge. Nominated Best Female Vocalist in The Hartford Advocate Grand Band Slam for the last two years, HannaH is the energy that drives her talented "Field"."
""The intensity of the Field's concentration is an indication of the deepest focus on their music."
May 2002-Louis Johnson of The Brother's Johnson "HannaH is a genius. Her lyrics are deep and her voice is so soulful"
November 7, 2002-Thomas Pizzola, Hartford Advocate. "HannaH has a powerful and expressive voice that doesn't seem like it could come from one so tiny.".
HannaH delivers a bluesy and soulful voice to her audience. She jumps from pounding out rhythms on the congas to gracefully singing her heart out. HannaH was nominated for Best Female Vocalist in the Hartford Advocate's Grand Band Slam 3 years in a row. She studied voice at the Hartford Conservatory school of music and studied latin percussion with Junior Ortiz (former percussionist of the Dickey Betts Band). She has been influenced by Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Ani Difranco, Ben Harper, and The Beatles.
HannaH spent the month of May 2002 writing and recording 7 songs with Brothers Johnson bassist and major session man-Louis Johnson. In February, Johnson discovered HannaH, singing at a night club, with HannaH*s Field after The Brothers s Johnson reunion show at The Mohegan Sun. He invited her to his studio in Los Angeles to make a c.d. "It just tells you that you must put your heart into every moment of every performance," says HannaH. The Brothers Johnson were produced by Quincy Jones and had many hits including, "Strawberry Letter 23" , "Stomp" , and "I'll Be Good to You" . Louis Johnson (a.k.a. Thunder Thumbs) played bass on albums by Micheal Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Herbie Hancock, Paul McCartney and many other popular artists. This year the Brothers Johnson reunited for the first time in 18 years. HannaH toured with them as a back up singer at the House of Blues in Chicago and First Avenue in Minneapolis-the club that Prince enshrined in the movie Purple Rain. Louis Johnson and Brothers Johnson guitarist, Henderson, laid down the instruments on HannaH*s funk, pop, and soul album. " HannaH is a genius. Her lyrics are deep and she has such a soulful voice. We collaborated so well together," said Louis Johnson.
John Bolduc, Guitar/vocals
John Bolduc has worked extensively in the recording industry as an engineer and studio guitarist. His past work experience includes working as a sound engineer with Sony Music Studios, and working for many years with Nickel Recording Studios. He has recorded Tim Hatfield, Steve Morse, Eddie Money, The Radiators, and Boyz II Men among others. He is the dean of recording at The Hartford Conservatory and owns his own studio. He has played on many CD's including Visual Purple and his amazing guitar style earned him a second audition for The Spin Doctors.
BoB Hemingway, Bass
Bob has been playing bass for original artists and cover bands since he started in the New York Metro area in the 1970's. His most recent awards have been with Jazz O Tree, winners of the Advocates Best Jazz/Funk/Improv group in both 2000 and 2001. Bringing a love of various styles of world music to his own eclectic style, he was a member of World Beat Music Ensemble, and Transglobal Millennium and recently returned to do the Peruvian Sun Festival in Bryant Park NYC.
Bob has played with original artists while in Boston and L.A. and can be heard on the Jazz O Tree LIVE CD from the Iron Horse Music Hall, on Michael Oostens CD with Johnny Winters drummer Bobby Torello, and on the 6 CD set from the underground improv fusion jam band, PHOLLOW, as a founding member. He has played bass for the following artists: Lenny Marx and Day One, Rich Deans and the Method, Street Level, Gryphn, Double Dose, and Underhills.
Bob was heavily influenced by Chris Squire of Yes, John Entwisle of the Who, Stanley Clark of Return to Forever, Jaco Pastorius of Weather Report and Berry Oakley of the Allman Brothers. "Bob is one of those rare bassists that easily transcends from the percussive to the melodic while effortlessly blending spontaneity with discipline. His infusive and playful style always brings out the creative side of his fellow musicians."
Cody Morrison, Drums/percussion
When behind the kit, Cody combines the flavor of mixing classical
training with African, Cuban and other worldly percussion to HannaH's Field. Since entering college, Cody has moved on to studying classical and world percussion at the Hartt School of Music where he has had the opportunity to perform in groups ranging from a Trinidadian Steel Band and a Brazilian Samba School to a John Cage ensemble. Cody's reputation has also grown through playing in the Five Minus One Jazz Quintet, Joyride Charlie, New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic, the Empire State Youth Percussion Ensemble, and Exploring Katie Pawluk. Cody has studied at several music festivals including UMASS's Jazz in July and two summers studying at Tanglewood where he studied with Timothy Genis and other members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He has also studied with Alexander Lepak (world renowned timpanist), Dave Samuels (Grammy award winning jazz vibist), Joe
Galliota (West African drummer on faculty at Berklee), John Amira (Cuban
and Haitian drummer in NYC), Winard Harper (drummer for the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band), and Glen Velez (virtuosic and world renowned Middle-Eastern and arabic frame
drummer). Cody Has received his classical training from Benjamin Toth of the Hartt School, Richard Albagli of the Albany Symphony and Craig McNutt, an independent Timpanist. This year Cody received the Alexander Lepak Scholarship for musical excellence from the Hartt School percussion program.
Opening act for:
-Gov't Mule (featuring Warren Haynes and Allen Woody of the Allman Brothers Band)
-Derek Trucks (current Allman Brothers Guitarist)
-The Average White Band
- The Samples. www.thesamples.com
- King Norris (featuring Fred Norris of the Howard Stern Show).
* Nominated Best New Band in The Hartford Advocate Grand Band Slam 2000.
* Nominated Best Female Vocalist in The Hartford Advocate Grand Band Slam
Music featured on: 106.9 WCCC The Rock, Radio 104, Ct Ultra Radio.com 99.1 WPLR, RadioBoston.com.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Lover's Trance
3. Take You
4. Forever Man
5. Enjoy the Ride
6. Lady Peace
7. Get it Right
8. Roomfull of Man
10. Broken Man With a Heart