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Hanna-Mceuen
Hanna-McEuen
Hanna-Mceuen
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
 
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All Artists: Hanna-McEuen
Title: Hanna-Mceuen
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Dreamworks Nashville
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 8/16/2005
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Style: Today's Country
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 600445050556

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Great New Album
Amber | Florence, AL USA | 08/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You know how sometimes you buy an album based on one song, and it's awful? Well, this is definitely NOT that album! I heard these guys on the Grand Ole Opry a few months back, and I have been addicted to "Something Like a Broken Heart" since then. I fell in love with "Ocean" when I heard it on the show and have been impatiently waiting to hear it again. I got my CD today and have been listening non-stop, and there is not a bad song to be found. I love the darker mood on "Blue Sunrise." And, there's an old country feel on "Is It Only Me" that brings to mind the days of Marty Robbins. I have to say I'm glad that Hanna-McEuen has stepped up to fill the void of artists with musical talent. So much of the stuff out there today is overrated, but these guys do not disappoint!"
Retro-country gets up-graded!
DanD | 08/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's nice to hear some retro-country again...music that wouldn't sound too out of place on the streets of Bakersfield. Yet don't let that isolate you--Hanna McEuen, a talented "new" duo to the country music scene, has such a broad range of musical tastes that just about everything comes together in this cohesive, entertaining debut. The operatic "Ocean" fits snuggly beside the honky-tonk "Rock and a Heartache." And "Something Like a Broken Heart" is so melancholy and inviting that you just can't help but sing along ("Just like an old sad song/It kills you but you sing along").

Seeing as how both guys are talented singer/songwriter/musicians, and sons of two founding members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, AND have been playing together for years and years, it seems like only a matter of time before these two become stars. Number one hits? Maybe not. But their certainly destined to become alternative favorites, because they're just that talented and unique."
Anytime you wanna fool around
John S. Ryan | Silver Lake, OH | 01/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Nitty Gritty Dirt Band fans already know that founding members Jeff Hanna and John McEuen married a pair of twin sisters and had sons at about the same time. Jaime Hanna and Jonathan McEuen are the sons in question -- and although they're first cousins, they're more like brothers both genetically and musically. (And by the way, in case you wonder which is which -- which you may, since the pictures don't identify them -- McEuen is the one with the glasses.)

Their music is not NGDB:TNG. This is their own stuff in their own style -- vaguely retro-sounding country-pop-rock, with infectious melodies, catchy lyrics, and, occasionally, soaring beauty. Hanna shares credit on the bulk of the songwriting, but McEuen holds up his end too; for some of that aforementioned soaring beauty, check out the closing track, "Ocean," which McEuen cowrote. Hanna also handles most of the lead vocals, but there's a lot of two-part harmony and these guys are tight.

Both of them are fine musicians as well, and they're surrounded by an excellent band (including the great Dan Dugmore on steel guitar).

The songwriting here is very strong. My personal favorites are "Fool Around," "Blue Sunrise," "Is It Only Me," "Someone Else," "Rock and a Heartache," and "Ocean," but you can (and I generally do) play the entire CD without skipping any tracks.

This is the duo's first CD together, and there are lots of us out here who hope it won't be their last."