Valdese, NC – Valdese Family Friday Nights Summer Concert series will feature Hannah Kaminer this Friday, August 17 beginning at 7pm, located in the Town Parking area.

Hannah Kaminer is a folk/Americana artist based in Asheville, NC. Raised in small towns in western North Carolina, she fuses melodic echoes of Appalachian traditions with wistful, Americana-style songwriting. Her yearning voice and silvery melodies are a haunting pairing with gut-wrenching lyrics about loss, love, and home.

She began to perform in 2014 after she entered Asheville’s citywide Brown Bag songwriting competition in 2013, winning both Grand Prize and Crowd Favorite. Following a warmly received homemade EP (“Living Room Recordings”), in 2014 she ran a Kickstarter campaign for her debut professional album, “Acre by Acre,” which was recorded with Julian Dreyer at Asheville’s Echo Mountain Studios and released in March 2015.

In July 2015 she was invited by the Harrison Center for the Arts in Indianapolis Indiana, to do a 48-Hour Songwriting Residency. You can listen to her song about city revitalization here.

In December 2016, she received a Regional Artist Project Grant to assist in funding her sophomore project, a full-length studio album. She ran a second Kickstarter campaign in May 2017 to complete the funding, and the new album, “Heavy Magnolias,” is planned for release in late 2017.

Kaminer performed for the Waldensian Festival in 2016 and will take the stage this Friday night with her full band, Heartbreak Highlight Reel.

Concessions and 50/50 Raffle will be offered by volunteers from Faith Community Church. For further information about events in Valdese go to or call 828-879-2129.
Photo: Hannah Kaminer