Colin Hanson - Skinny Legs & All

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Colin Hanson has been playing music for as long as he can remember. His earliest memories are banging on a collection of hand drums his parents kept in the house. He has had formal training in percussion, marimba, hammered dulcimer, piano, guitar, sitar, and voice but when he sat down at the drum set he knew he had found the instrument that would take him to a new level of musicianship. His teachers have always boasted that he has a natural talent that allows him to play with maturity well beyond his age.

Colin has been performing at clubs, festivals, and private events since he was 13 years old starting with the teen rock band Rightful Intentions. Artimus Pyle, former drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd, mentored Colin during that time and invited him to assist in workshops and play onstage with him.

Colin eventually met local teen vocalist Jesse Barry and heard about a blues band she was in. Colin was asked to try out for the drummer vacancy and he was a natural fit. Since his start with Skinny Legs and All, Colin has performed regularly from stages in formal concert halls to those at outdoor festivals. Some of his favorite performance venues are The International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase in Memphis, Tennessee, Springing the Blues in Jacksonville, Florida, The Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina and The Lake Eden Arts Festival in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

Colin plays drums on Skinny Legs and All’s premier CD – Get The Skinny – which has received airtime on award winning radio station WNCW. He has also performed live with the band in WNCW’s Studio B.

When Colin is not performing with the band or attending rehearsals or recording sessions, he practices playing different instruments and writes original music.

Colin’s own words……

All my life, (thanks to my parents), music has had a positive effect on me - whether it was playing it, listening to it, watching it, or feeling it. I fell in love with how the drums make you feel, the rhythm moving your body, the groove moving your soul. It is just so much fun to play and I love to play the blues!
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