After touring with Mumford and Sons and Sheryl Crow as well as performing on the Tonight Show, Dave Hanson decided to leave his successful band The Dunwells to pursue his dream of making his own music. Spending the last 5 years touring across America provided Dave with inspiration to write and create his new album which has a laid back, rootsy vibe influenced by his love of JJ Cale, Dire Straits and The Black Keys. Working with producer Tim Palmer (U2, Pearl Jam, David Bowie), Hanson has succeeded in making an album of material that sounds warm and familiar but with a modern production value. Hanson’s easy going persona translates into his music which has a sophisticated and effortless feel – “Somebody once told me – Dave you’re so laid back, you’re Almost Horizontal!”
After completing a successful Pledgemusic campaign, the album was released on June 3rd 2016 via INgrooves / Six String Social Records.
Dave toured the UK extensively during the summer 2016 to promote the album, including an “artist of the month” promotion and tour with Caffe Nero, supporting US Blues Guitarist Jared James Nichols plus festival dates including Cornbury Festival.
Hanson “toured” London throughout the Autumn 2016 playing shows at venues across the capital including the famous Bedford, Hospital Club, Blues Kitchen and a #blogtober show curated by online tastemakers Just Listen To This.
Dave Hanson will release a new LIVE! EP on 31st March 2017. Recorded on the Almost Horizontal Tour of 2016, it features album favourites Blind Faith, Joanna, Midday Sun and Island Sky plus an electrifying version of Santana’s Evil Ways.
The album has been getting much critical acclaim from printed and online press:
“His approach is effortless and tracks like this seem to float out of the speakers” BBC introducing
“5* – A very fine guitarist, probably one of the best we’ve got…” Maverick Magazine
“A breakthrough album in many ways.fresh, innovative and haunting. Hanson is an original…” Just Listen To This
“We think Midday Sun sounds a little like what you’d get if Gerry Rafferty tried his hand at reggae” Songwriting Magazine