National Sawdust & LPR present
with Hannah Epperson
6:30pm doors • 7:30pm show
Of Belgian, Egyptian and Lebanese heritage the 21-year-old Tamino has written and shaped an album of startling, visceral, sit-up-and-listen power. “Amir” features a handful of tracks from his debut EP, “Habibi” including Indigo Night which features Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood on bass guitar. Although the majority of the playing heard on “Amir” is Tamino himself, he is joined by a collective of Arabic musicians based in Brussels called “Nagham Zikrayat”. The Firka (orchestra) is predominantly made up of professional musicians from the Middle East, most of which have refugee status having predominantly fled from Iraq and Syria.
Over the course of “Amir”, Tamino captures a range of emotions from romance to desolation, and almost everything in between. It’s mood music, painted in a number of different shades.
Tamino: “Some of the songs on “Amir” are more on the romantic side, whilst others are more on the apathetic side. In my own life, I can look at the world and at life in both ways depending on my state of being. The conflict creates an imbalance. “Amir” is about balance”
"American-Canadian Hannah Epperson has many strings to her bow. A successful ultimate frisbee player for Canada’s national team, a consummate violinist, a wonderful songwriter, Hannah Epperson is the real deal, millenial artist" (The Line of Best Fit)
As a solo performer and collaborative artist, violinist and vocalist Hannah Epperson has joined forces with a versatile cast of collaborators across a spectrum of genres and disciplines. More recently, these creative explorations have included composing and performing for interdisciplinary film, dance and immersive theater projects across the country and in New York, where she now resides. Hannah’s breadth as a collaborative and compositional powerhouse stems from from an eclectic experiential background: from learning Appalachian folk tunes and lore with a cowgirl in Utah to traveling as an improvisational accompanist through Scandinavia; from touring her solo project by sailboat with permaculturists in the Gulf Islands to accompanying Flamenco dancers in Spain; and from receiving an Honours Degree in Human Geography at UBC to representing Canada at World Championships for Ultimate Frisbee in 2015 and 2017.
The multifaceted journeys of this Salt Lake City born musician inform the creative compositions she offers in her solo and collaborative projects. She has contributed string arrangements for live and in-studio productions for innumerable artists, including Fleet Foxes, Ry X, Julianna Barwick and spoken word poet Shane Koyczan. Hannah‘s unique approach to composition and performance earned her British Columbia’s Peak Performance Project award (2013) and a full Juried Sound Recording grant from Factor Canada. After more than 160 solo shows across Europe supporting her albums Upsweep (2016) and Slowdown (2018), Hannah has garnered international recognition as a unique, powerful songwriter whose compositions weave classical emotion together with the raw energy of indie music.