Nashville Offbeat sat down for coffee and a conversation with Stephen Hanner, and found him to be quite impressive! In the past, Stephen has toured with the band The Delta Saints, and has extensive experience as a studio musician and touring here in Nashville and abroad.
Stephen is a Seydel-endorsed harmonica player, a songwriter, and the creator of the upcoming alternative rock band, The Woeful Strangers, which will be releasing its first single,"Little Angel," this month. Nashville Offbeat was granted a preview of "Little Angel," and was blown away by the songs beauty and artistry. The music weaves intricately around the melancholy vocals, and turns into a passionate fire culminating in an exciting crescendo. Stephens featured harmonica solo will make you wonder why electric guitar soloing is even a thing! "Little Angel" will be part of a six song debut LP that the band is currently recording. Here's what Stephen has to say about it:
"It's all from a real place. This album will be a six song concept album that will take you through where I was at a dark time in my life. It'll take you through a relationship I had that went completely downhill... I was in the lowest point I've ever been. We're portraying that through our music. By the end of it, I come back up. It's true emotion. Even if we don't do anything with it, at least I got to express myself."
Stephen's journey is one that any listener can relate to. Check out Stephen Hanner's website, and follow The Woeful Strangers on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for news and get ready to go to their first show by the end of July!