Joe Lessard (Head for the Hills) and Hanna Doreen
Joe Lessard is a Fort Collins-based violinist, vocalist and songwriter with over 15 years of touring and recording experience. His passion and skill has developed with Head for the Hills, a four piece bluegrass/americana outfit, as well as Whiskey Blanket, an unconventional hip-hop trio with decidedly classical influences. Joe currently spends his time between tours as an instructor at Fort Collins’ own Music District, also playing solo and duo gigs in local listening rooms. His songs are caught between genres, weaving stories of modern tragedy and triumph through a haunting and cinematic American soundtrack.
Originally from Rochester, NY, Hanna Doreen Brown is a passionate musician dedicated to playing music in Colorado Front Range communities. She draws from the traditions of Folk, Bluegrass, Americana, Country, and Rock and Roll, but especially likes to seek inspiration from the musical stories and lives of Colorado seniors living in care facilities. Hanna plays full time in nursing homes and senior centers as well as in venues, bars, and on the road, trying to create more connections between the music worlds of the old and the young and between historical songs and those being produced today.