Follow No Trend’s Music
Folk / Singer-Songwriter / Acoustic
By C.W. Ross
I was first contacted about Paul Hanna’s music awhile back, but due to a computer crash it has taken me awhile to get around to reviewing it. Since I lost the press material that came with it I had to piece the information for the music together from various sources. I’m pretty sure that the 5-songs I received are more of a sampling of songs taken from various albums of his rather than being from just one album.
Paul Hanna grew up on the island of O’ahu and has been playing different instruments since he was a young boy. Growing up on an island has given him a solid deep roots type of background to grow upon along with making him more open to different people and their diverse cultures.
For the most part Paul’s songs are filled with a melodic to mid-tempo acoustic folk style. While I really couldn’t find any mention of religion on any of his websites, several of the songs do have a very noticeable spiritual element found in them. The track “Power”, deals with the resurrection and the power of the light (The Lord). There’s also the short, slightly over 1-minute track, “Psalm123.”
Another powerful song is, “Tommy” that deals with brothers, life, death and overcoming.
Another very pleasing element found on Paul’s music is the Simon & Garfunkel like vocal harmonies between Paul and an unidentified singing partner that’s found on some of the songs.
If you’re in the mood for some acoustic tunes you can’t go wrong listening to Paul Hanna’s music.