Hannah studied with Gabriel Magyar of the Hungarian String Quartet, and was classically trained.
She took the cello seriously from the start, and played in her school orchestra with her sister Sabina, bluegrass great Alison Krauss and Alison’s brother, Viktor Krauss . She decided early on to keep the cello her passion but not go to music school, although she continued to study and play seriously.
By the time Joe was 14, his dad suggested he take up the 5-string banjo. So instead of learning the latest Led Zeppelin and Beatles songs, he immersed himself in Bill Monroe , Lester Flat, and Earl Scruggs . Joe excelled on the banjo, and won many contests at regional bluegrass festivals by the age of 16. Over the next several years, he was involved in various folk, bluegrass and rock groups based in the Colorado area.
“A TREE FINDS ITS VOICE”
2016 was a magical year for AE. Hannah had a new cello built by world renowned cello maker Christopher Dungey, and after Chris cut the wood for this cello, they discovered that there was enough wood to build Joe a new guitar, making these instruments a matched set. Joe commissioned master luthier Beau Hannam to build the guitar. These 2 instruments were used to write and record many of the songs on AE’s new CD, “A Tree Finds It’s Voice”, which features new originals as well as some surprising new cover tunes. This concert will take the audience on the journey from the creation of these instruments and the music they’ve inspired. Don’t miss this opportunity to see and hear these magnificent instruments!