hannahValdese, NC – Valdese Family Friday Nights Summer Concert series will feature Hannah Kaminer this Friday, September 1st beginning at 7:00pm, 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 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 the Valdese Merchants Association during the concert. Attendees are also invited to see the classic and antique cars at Myra’s Cruise In which will continue at 6pm. For further information about events in Valdese go to  or call 828-879-2129.

Hannah Kaminer