|HANNAH WICKLUND & THE STEPPIN' STONES
|Hannah Wicklund and The Steppin Stones is an American rock ‘n’ roll band from
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Wicklund formed The Steppin Stones at the
age of nine. While most were accomplishing third grade reading lists, Wicklund
was forming a rock ‘n’ roll band. Playing over 1,500 shows, sharing stages
with acts including Kansas, Jefferson Starship, Outlaws, St Paul and The Broken
Bones, Jimmy Herring, Rusted Root, Jason Isbell before legal drinking age,
Wicklund and The Steppin Stones have evolved over a decade.
“That desire and commitment to the instrument really shows in her playing,
but Wicklund is not simply a shredder or a tonal colorist —though she certainly
has chops and can go for some buzzy and less-than-organic sounds. What's
impressive to me is how she uses her custom Tom Anderson guitar and Orange
half-stack to drive the emotional context of her songs with a combination of
spiky rhythms, slow lines, fast runs, and cagey riffs. It all adds up to a
thrilling ride”, Michael Molenda of Guitar Player Magazine.
Now in Nashville, Tennessee, Wicklund, guitarist, pianist, singer and
songwriter is accompanied on stage by bass and drums. Wicklund’s signature
curls flying through the air transport back to the time of the first female
rock star, Janis Joplin. Capturing the old soul of a new generation, Wicklund’s
singing voice and guitar playing have earned her comparisons to blues/soul
musician Susan Tedeschi.
With the band’s musical influences from Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Tom
Petty & the Heartbreakers and Jeff Beck, Wicklund’s classic rock look get
fans listening, but her guitar skills keep them wanting more.
“I remember the first time I saw Nirvana in 1990 in a small club in Jax
Beach with a handful of long hairs and shoe gazers. I will never forget
that night, but I was more blown away tonight by Hannah than by Kurt. She
is a monster talent and her trio is cool as shit. Tonight was one of those
once in a life time moments when you catch a superstar on the way up. P
lease support her so everyone else who plays guitar can retire,” said Josh
Talbot, Nashville native.
While touring and playing private events including parties for AC/DC’s
Brian Johnson, the band has managed to release four albums. The band’s
fifth album will be released in January 2018, produced by Salder Vaden of
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Following the drop of their single, “Bomb
Through The Breeze” on October 13, Hannah Wicklund and The Steppin Stones
will kick of their inaugural European tour on October 26, 2017 in Hamburg,
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