"...an astonishingly talented singer/songwriter. Hamilton's music evokes a variety of emotions depending upon where her muse takes her."
Joan Hamilton is an independent recording artist from Indianapolis, Indiana.
She has recorded four CD's to date, with her newest, "Flying On 390," released June 4th, 2005. Hamilton's all original music is an eclectic mix of flok, rock, jazz and blues. Her style has been compared with that of Paul Simon, The Indigo Girls and Joni Mitchell.
The latest of Joan's four CDs, "Flying On 390," consists of twelve original songs and showcases a host of Indiana's best musicians, including Sandy Williams, Vess Ruhtenberg, Greg Tanner on lead guitars, Devon Ashley, drummer for the group "Over The Rhine," singer-songwriter Ann McWilliams, Stacia Demos, from the group "Middletown" on accordion, and many others!
Three of Joan's singles have been released nationally, including To Be You from "Flying on 390," released on the "Oasis Alternative Volume V." To Be You was selected as the number one track on the CD!
Hamilton's musical accomplishments include a local Emmy Award she received in 1992, for "Best Live Performance" on Public Television. Many singles from her last two CD's have received national distribution, including a very bluesy tune, My Little Sister Rides A Harley, which charted nationally on country and blues radio stations. Hard, Cold Ground and several songs from her 2000 "Grand Avenue" CD received national radio airplay, for example on such prestigious radio shows as "Almost Folk", and throughout Indiana on many radio stations such as WZPL, WTTS, WKLU, Indiana Public Radio, and many, many more.
Grey Larsen, Grammy Award-Winning musician and producer, describes Hamilton... "An insightful songwriter...She sings with such a broad range of emotion and energy...Her persona on stage is full of charisma!"
Joan Hamilton's new CD "Flying On 390" can be found in record stores, bookstores and on internet music stores, such as CD Baby amd it's digital downloads, XM Satellite Radio and many more! Purchase her music at Border's Bookstores (Castleton and Keystone at the Crossing) and Karma Records in Indianapolis.
performs around Central Indiana with her band, The Joan Hamilton Band, in
venues ranging from coffee houses to concert halls. The Joan Hamilton band is: