High 5, with Hannah Aldridge

There are few artists that can truly encapsulate the essence and true range of Americana like Muscle Shoals artist Hannah Aldridge, whose musical pedigree precedes her and speaks for itself.

She is the daughter of Alabama Music Hall of Famer Walt Aldridge, one of the most prolific songwriters of the modern musical era, who penned No.1 country hits for Ronnie Milsap, Barbara Mandrell and Travis Tritt, among others.

Hannah’s debut album, Razor Wire, was released in 2014, with songs reflecting how much living she’s done in her 28 years.

Her previous UK tour won her a sizeable fanbase and resulted in a showcase at 2016 Americana Music Association UK Awards in London.

This time around, she is performing at Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms alongside Lilly Hiatt, in what’s one of just three Scottish dates on a four-week European tour.

AAA caught up with Hannah ahead of her visit to the Capital on Tuesday, 21 June (see ticket details below).

number1 Favourite Film

Inglorious Bastards. I’m a huge Tarintino fan. I love the cinematography and writing but also think his movies are hilarious.

number2Favourite Single

Holding On for Life by Broken Bells. This is really hard to answer because I have so many favourite songs, but I think Holding On for Life by Broken Bells is probably my favorite one in recent history. The beat and the production on it just makes you feel good.

number3Favourite Album

Southeastern by Jason Isbell. Probably my favorite album in recent history. Again I have a lot of favorites but I think Southeastern is written so well. It’s inspiring to listen to because Jason gives you permission to write with subject matter restrictions.

number4Favourite Gig

Radiohead in Atlanta, GA in 2011. This was the first time I saw them play. Radiohead is probably my favourite band, so you can imagine how magical that was for me.

number5Favourite Book

On The Road by Jack Kerouac. I love the writing style of Kerouac. It’s just dark enough to keep me interested and just thought provoking enough to spark my imagination.

Hannah Aldridge and Lilly Hiatt, Voodoo Rooms, West Register Street. Tuesday, 21 June, 8pm, £10, 0131-556 7060

 

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