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Americana Pop Is Totally a Thing, and You Are Going to Love It

What’s new in Nashville? Not country. Not even rock. In fact, it’s something completely different and hard to categorize. There is a reason “Americana-Pop” is not a widely recognized music genre, it’s because the ladies of mmhmm created it. It’s impossible to put them in a box, so we had to come up with our own genre for their sound.

Nashville-based mmhmm are Hannah Fairlight (Acoustic Guitar, Stomp Box) and Raelyn Nelson (Ukulele). The pair have gained a lot of traction individually with their solo projects, and now the universe has pushed them together to form a genre-mixing duo that was has been deemed “envelope pushing” by Nashville Arts Magazine.

When Midwest native Hannah Fairlight moved to Raelyn Nelson’s hometown of Nashville, TN, the people of the village kept confusing them for one-another, so the two like-minded lookalikes decided to form a band.

Raelyn Nelson has been singing since she can remember, having been raised on a steady diet of traditional country and gospel music. A gift from her grandpa (Country music royalty Willie Nelson), in the form of a guitar, was the inspiration she needed. She began writing her own songs and formed The Raelyn Nelson band, a completely fresh and original sound, a true hybrid referred to by some critics as “Country/Garage Rock.”

Hannah Fairlight, a Midwestern girl turned TV-personality and original music pioneer, hasn’t wasted any time paving her future in Music City since she landed there in 2013. After landing a leading role on A&E’s Crazy Hearts: Nashville and released a self-produced EP reminiscent of Jack White’s raw rock sound, Fairlight went on to work with legendary rock producer Michael Wagener (Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osborne, Motley Crue) before landing the role of Veracity in Universal’s Pitch Perfect 3.

The two recently launched their first PledgeMusic crowdfunded campaign, with plenty of pledger only exclusives, and now, you can catch them live in concert Red Clay Music Foundry.

At Northhaven at Johns Creek Apartments in Johns Creek, Georgia, we believe it’s important to integrate yourself into the community, which is why we suggest attending this event. Meeting new people, having unfamiliar experiences, and joining neighborhood activities is the key to an exceptional lifestyle. Do all three when you experience mmhmm in concert!

Event Time/Date:
Friday, July 13, 2018— 8:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Red Clay Music Foundry
3116 Main Street
Duluth, Georgia 30096

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