The Cremation of Sam McGee by Christine Hanson
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Music captured Christine Hanson’s soul at an early age. She started cello lessons at the age of four. “I had a choice between piano, violin and cello,” she says. “But I really wanted to play the guitar.” After finishing her classical training at the University of Alberta, she finally picked up an axe—and quickly became proficient enough to take jazz studies at MacEwan University.
“Hanson brings to each item she works on a perception which goes beyond composing, something that conforms to the chords and harmonic structure of a song,” says Cavanagh. “She is also innately perceptive of the story within each lyric to an unusual degree and the nuance of her playing tends to italicize meaning within a song, rather than purely offering accompaniment.”
Hanson divides her time between Edmonton and Glasgow. Over the last year, she has toured The Cremation of Sam McGee across Alberta with some of Edmonton’s finest —including trombonist Audrey Ochoa, drummer Daniel Stadnicki and actor John Wright. In 2020, Christine Hanson was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award in the category Instrumental Artist of the Year.