Hannah & Maggie
Bolstered by a rapidly growing fan base, the folk-pop-harmony driven duo, Hannah & Maggie have set out to make their distinctive mark on the northeast regional folk scene. While this award-winning pair consisting of Hannah Hickock and Maggie Kraus, has been favorably described as a female Simon & Garfunkel as well as likened to The Indigo Girls, they have an undeniable originality and sound all their own.
With two studio albums and a few barnstorming national tours under their belt, Hannah & Maggie show no signs of stopping. Last year, they released their third CD, In The Company of Strangers, were one of the "100 Women We Love" in GO Magazine, performed/interviewed live on WFUV-FM with John Platt, sang with Ben Taylor (Son of James Taylor & Carly Simon), and wrote some new tunes coming out in the near future. Their live shows are toe-tapping, knee-slapping spectacles of crystal-clear harmonies and heartfelt acoustic arrangements that leave you wanting more.
Here's the buzz on Hannah & Maggie ...
"An ethereal blend of two voices ... so exquisite, it's almost unbearable."
-- Richard Cuccaro, Acoustic Live NYC
"Hannah & Maggie produce acoustic songs embellished with the occasional mandolin, clarinet and trumpet, marked by sweet, effortless sounding harmonies."
-- Mary Dickie, IN Toronto Magazine
"They have definitely honed their voices to showcase the perfect harmonization .. you instantly notice how well their voices mesh together."
-- JP's Music Blog
Hannah and Maggie have a sound both familiar and inviting, with voices that harmonize together perfectly ... the duo has developed a sound of flowing and intertwined instrumental lines, sharp lyrics and beautiful harmonies that stay true to their folk roots."
-- Jessica Liley, Curve Magazine
After a nearly 14 year break from performing, the past four years have been a whirlwind musical rebirth for Rob with a busy touring schedule, an appearance as a finalist in the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival "New Folk" competition, multiple juried showcase appearances at the Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest Folk Alliance Conferences, and the upcoming global release of his new CD (a hypocrite of heart and hope). His 2011 CD -- You. Must. Stop. -- reached the top 25 for folk and roots radio in both Europe and the US and was praised by Maverick magazine as "one of those all-too-rare albums where every track is a standout."
Folks are talking about Rob:
"Rob's voice is strongly reminiscent of Johnathan Edwards and so is the music... beautiful songs, beautiful melodies, somewhere between folk. country and pop"
-- Fred Schmale, Real Roots Cafe
"If you are a fan of classic country music, then Rob Lytle is your man. Country. Americana-Folk with pop and 70s California rock influences, often compared to Jackson Browne, Don Maclean and Steve Goodman, but with muh more twang than those mentioned above."
-- Mr. Blue Boogie
"(Rob Lytle) has once again become a staple of Northeast cafes and clubs ... mood and meaning play out over finely crafted doses of American roots"
-- The Alternate Root