Scottish agent for “Queen of Southern Gothic” Hannah Aldridge
- cool, powerful presence … can fill a hall with her own electricity… Daily Record
Sexy, sassy and seriously talented, with songs that linger on the dark side of swampy Americana; with 2 acclaimed album releases (Gold Rush, Razor Wire) under her belt, Hannah is rapidly carving out her own career and devoted fanbase in UK, Holland, Germany, Sweden and Australia as well as in USA.
Her third album Dream Of America is released Jun 2023 on Icons Creating Evil Art label.
Hannah is the daughter of Muscle Shoals legend Walt Aldridge. An Alabama and Nashville Music Hall of Famer, he is a prolific and decorated songwriter of countless Number One and Top Ten hits recorded by the likes of Lou Reed, Reba McEntire, Travis Tritt, Earl Thomas Conley, Ricky Van Shelton, Ronnie Milsap, and Conway Twitty.
In literature and in songwriting, the American South is where writers go to face their fears. Hannah Aldridge doesn’t just dip her pen into the well of the South, the Muscle Shoals native embodies it. With every song, she’s facing down demons of a life once lived from substance abuse to failed relationships and scars from the lashes of the bible belt.
- Unquestionably one of the best Americana albums of the year… Folk Radio UK
- Hannah Aldridge. Remember that name because, I suspect, you’ll be hearing a lot more of it… Americana UK
Mixing her personal life and the sounds of her hometown, Hannah Aldridge’s new album also draws in influences from across the rock genre. Working with people with one foot in country music and one foot in rock, Hannah Aldridge makes a fresh kind of Southern Rock styled by Southern Gothic storytelling. – with hard, sweet lyrics about whisky, men, demonic possession and the passing of time.
As Aldridge says of herself: I was born in a crossfire. It starts from day one
This clip of Hannah performing Gold Rush for Radio 5 Live’s Up All Night show is captivating.
Presenter Dotun Adebayo says at the end: “… our phone lines are going MENTAL!”