singer- songwriter

Ben Hanna is not your typical Colorado musical artist. From the suburbs of Detroit, Hanna is a black sheep of sorts in the Colorado scene. His sound lies somewhere in the overlapping margins of post-punk, alt-country, psych- rock  and singer-songwriter. As Jon Solomon of Westword magazine put it: “The dude's quirky as hell, and he's got this deadpan talk-singing thing going on that's part Lou Reed and part John Prine, with a little bit of Jonathan Richman tossed in.”

Inspired by The Violent Femmes, Lou Reed, Todd Snider and Daniel Johnston; and often compared to artists like Kurt Vile and Kevin Morby, you don’t see a lot of Hanna’s kind in the Colorado music scene. As Rooster magazine stated “Hanna leaves nothing for the imagination. He's an eccentric writer with a unique delivery that's being done absolutely nowhere else in the state- likely the world.“

Marquee Magazine states “Ben Hanna has got to have trouble making friends. Generally speaking, most folks can’t handle someone being so goddamn truthful, cutting and forthright.” 

In Hanna’s short time in the scene, he has toured Europe and put out two full length solo records. He’s also put out a dark, psychedelic 6 song ep on BuddyHead records with his side project, FolkSnake featuring former Hearts in Space guitarist Ryan Sniegowski of Pyramyd.

Gasoline Lollipops frontman Clay Rose is helping Hanna produce his third full length record, set to be released sometime in the spring of 24’. Keep a look out for Hanna, he might surprise you. If you’re looking for something different, look no further.