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Album Review

Jaime Hanna and Jonathan McEuen are the offspring of two founding members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and, in a neat twist of fate that's stranger than fiction, they're also first cousins, since their fathers married twin sisters. They would be noteworthy for their pedigree and their back story, which is at least worth a few column inches, yet that story also throws up some red flags, suggesting that they may only be of interest because of their family tree. Thankfully, their debut, Hanna-McEuen, is noteworthy for another reason: it's a hell of a record, one of the best debuts of 2005. It's one of the few contemporary country records that fully integrates the clever classicism of '80s insurgent country (the opening "Fool Around" is a dead ringer for prime Dwight Yoakam) into a bright, accessible mainstream sound. And make no mistake about it, Hanna-McEuen are not an alt-country or Americana act: they may be inspired by the same artists and sounds, from classic country through Gram Parsons and Bruce Springsteen, but this isn't as somber and earnest as much alternative country of the late '90s and early 2000s. Hanna-McEuen have an infectious, friendly vibe that's as warm and appealing as their strong, melodic songs (all 12 tunes are originals), which are hooky enough to be memorable upon the first listen and sturdy enough to get better with each subsequent spin. While they may recall their influences throughout their eponymous debut, there's a freshness to the duo's music that keeps the album from sounding stale or overly reverential. Instead, Hanna-McEuen sound like they're true heirs to a classic American country-rock tradition, making familiar music sound new and vital again. Certainly, it's in their blood, but the wonderful thing about this debut is that it's good enough to make you forget their back story and just enjoy what this tremendously talented duo has to offer.

Customer Reviews

The Apples don't fall far from the tree

Many people know that Hanna-McEuen are the sons of Jeff Hanna and John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Their music is also descended from the Dirt Band traditions. They bring together a great mix of Country, Bluegrass, Rock and Folk which is very much like the work of their fathers, but with a definitely modern feel. I had the opportunity of seeing them at the recent Austin City Limits Music Festival and they blew me away. Their vocals were tight and both could flat out play their guitars. Although they were placed early in the program, their skills far surpassed most of the "headliners." One of the real surprises was a cover of Prince's "Kiss." They started the song with a lick for lick copy of the Purple One. Then after the first verse, they kicked it into a Bluegrass breakdown that left you wondering how they did it - and made the song sound fresh. Great band. Great sound. I wish them lots of success

My Favorite Find of 2005

This is my favorite find in country music for all of 2005. These guys are great! I love their infectiously positive sound and smooth harmonies. This is a good listen anywhere, but especially in the car where you can sing to your heart's content.


Wow... that talent of Hanna-McEuen just comes at you with each song. Wonderful harmonies, guitar playing and great songs! They definitely have a chemistry that makes listening to this album very refreshing, easy and fun. LOVE IT!!!


Genre: Country

Years Active: '00s

Hanna-McEuen is the duo of first cousins Jaime Hanna and Jonathan McEuen, the sons of identical twin mothers married to Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founding members Jeff Hanna and John McEuen. The two played and sang music together as children, and both went into the music business. Hanna moved to Nashville after graduating from high school and became a backup musician and co-songwriter with the Mavericks. McEuen led bands and played frequently at bluegrass festivals with his father. The two first attracted...
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