"Hannah Rose Graves has a voice that rides through her bones, from her toes to her tongue, through her cells and through her blood. She sings like someone who knows how short her time is. She sings with her whole life. Her band Hannah Rose and the GravesTones are a cross pollination of Funk, Blues, Country, Jazz, and Rock n Roll- with SOUL. It's the type of music that stops people's conversations. It's the type of feel that people who love music wait for: the real thing."
-Noah Haidle, Screen-writer of Stand Up Guys
"Soul-soaked, heart-drenched, and deeply inspired, Hannah Rose and the GravesTones’ sophomore album, Awake in a Dream, is a bold foray into the funky, rhythmic refrains of a foregone era. Anchored by the steady groove of indulgent basslines and resounding drums, each track is draped in decadent horns, sizzling guitars, cutting organ, and lush pianos. Hannah Rose Graves wields her voice like a paintbrush, dipping into the well of her soul and painting vibrant strokes onto a diverse musical canvas. Plunging into the depths of human existence like a vivid portal to another dimension, Awake in a Dream grapples with the polarity of life’s surreal experiences, both nightmarish and dreamlike."
-Ricky Olmos, Musician and Music Writer
"Her passion is just intense. She’s an amazing performer every time; she pours her soul into it. It’s an absolute joy playing with her. It’s phenomenal to watch the passion come out of her every night."
Justin Wierenga, Grand Rapids multi-instrumentalist
"The blood, sweat and tears of an ambitious first-time endeavor show up in so many of the songs that unfold on “Everything We Already Knew.” This is music with a fiery soul. You can hear it in the lyrics, in the emotion-drenched voice of Grand Rapids singer Hannah Rose Graves, in the intricate and intense guitar solos of Justin Wierenga. But mostly this debut by Graves and her longtime guitarist (recorded at Matt Ten Clay’s Amber Lit Audio in Grand Rapids) is a much-anticipated showcase of the singer’s soulful, bluesy approach on a diverse batch of original songs – many of which audiences have embraced for years at jam-packed venues such as Billy’s Lounge, Founders Brewing and SpeakEZ Lounge and some of which hold promise as fetching, radio-friendly singles. More important, it’s the sort of project that could serve as a launching pad, heralding even more fruitful endeavors to come.
-John Sinceviks, Publisher & Music Writer at Local Spins
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