Hannah Lou Woods
Hannah Lou Woods (formerly Hannah Christianson) is a songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist who creates soulful songs through heartfelt lyrics, unique melodies, and intricate lyrics. Originally hailing from a small town in Minnesota, Hannah graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a dual degree in both Music Therapy and Songwriting. Her music reflects her own personal journey of healing, self-discovery, and transformation. Hannah accompanies herself on instruments such as piano, guitar, and ukulele while weaving intricate melodies with her unique voice; “a tenderness in each whisping breath that dances elegantly over the delicate touch of each piano key. Her voice floats and dips in a calming and ethereal sort of way. It seems effortless, but its beauty is undeniable” (Red Line Roots). The result is heart-felt, honest, folksy-bluesy-pop complimented by the lyrical depth of personal experiences. She’s received numerous awards for her songs, including being the winner of the Great American Song Contest (Pop Category), a finalist in the John Lennon International Songwriting Contest, and an Honorable Mention at the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival Songwriter Showcase. Her electro-pop group We Saw Lions has gathered over 2.6million streams on Spotify, released an EP via Jumpsuit Records in August 2020, and released another EP with High Vibe Records in May 2021.
Hannah has opened for artists such as Raining Jane, Coeur de pirate, and Alexz Johnson. Her song “A Hundred Hearts” has been used in wedding videos all over the world. “Spirit Eyes” has been sung by the all-female world music group Women of the World on various continents. She independently released two albums, The Part That Knows and Grow the World You’re Dreaming Of, that were funded by her fans on Kickstarter under the name Hannah Christianson. She also released a folk-pop duo album with fellow songwriter Hillary Reynolds called The Arrow & the Bow EP, and the duo also recently released the song "Universe" with High Vibe Records. Hannah is currently working on another project called, We Saw Lions, with longtime friend and co-producer Dave Chapman, creating indie-electro pop, as well as numerous other collaborations with various artists.
Hannah has performed her songs all around the US, especially the New England region, the midwest, and New Mexico. She’s also shared her songs abroad in countries like Ireland, Scotland, Kenya, and Greece. Hannah has played music for yoga classes, and has also led yoga and music workshops. She is also a certified yoga teacher (200hr, South Boston Yoga.) She’s created spaces for a deeper experience of listening to music through her Music for the Soul series at South Boston Yoga, among other events. She’s been a songwriting coach for other artists, helping them express and discover their deeper selves through the music they create. A music teacher on Lessonface.com, Hannah received Songwriting Teacher of the Year for 2018, 2019, and 2020. Hannah is working on the release of an EP, a piano instrumental album, more music with We Saw Lions, and currently resides in Rochester, MN.