The Troubadour, West Brompton, London
Despite jet-lag and about three hours sleep in the previous 36 I made it to this gig. After last year’s stupendously good introduction I didn’t want to miss out. Mrs P was too tired out though Hannah made my effort worth it and didn’t disappoint in the least, other than her set was barely 40 minutes. She came on promising new material though she recognised most of her songs would be new to the majority. In the event only the opener and another titled Goldrush were new and a good part of her set came via requests, including mine for Black And White. A brilliant addition to the set-list is Jason Isbell’s Cover Me Up, but for those who know Jason’s work I can testify Hannah’s own songs are equally as good. She just has that essence of star quality about her. With respect to the other acts playing before her, while none were bad, from the very first chord of her first song it’s clear Hannah is a class act and the others comparative journeymen. Last night she was top of a four act bill in a small venue; hopefully » Continue Reading.