Hannah Busse 15


53711 US   Jan 2010


Artist Bio

Influences:   Regina Spektor, Sara Groves, Ella Fitzgerald, The Swell Season, Nickel Creek, Sufjan Stevens, Fernando Ortega, Ben Folds, Sara Bareilles

A singer-songwriter, vocalist, pianist, accordionist, worship director, wife, and mom from the frozen tundra of Madison, Wisconsin. My wheelhouse is soulful, contemplative, or quirky-fun folk/pop music.

My debut solo project Underneath Our Surface released in 2017. Lots of the songs were written in FAWMs over the years. Check it out!


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  • @henry2666 4 weeks

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  • @jeff9  Mar 7

    Thanks mucho, Hanna, for the kind words on "Three Big Words".

    All your own stuff is wonderful!

  • @elliottlawrence Mar 7

    Thank you for the nice comments! A Ben Folds comparison is always a great compliment. Also congrats on reaching the finish line!

  • @sherrycanary  Mar 7

    Thank you for your lovely comments on Time to Live Again. I really wanted to put something positive out into the world, and was glad I was able to sing it post surgery and pre the end of FAWM!

  • @audrey  Mar 4

    A belated thank you for your kind comment on "Choir's Back!"

  • @lizbrinker  Mar 4

    Hey, @hbusse ! I'm so glad you heard The Twelve Bar Blues! Thanks for stopping by. Looks like you had a productive month! I have seen your name so many times as people pick their favorite FAWMers. Where should I start? Are there one or two or three you would like to have more ears on?

  • @bradbrubaker  Mar 2

    You are certainly welcome!

  • @richaaaay  Mar 1

    I just noticed on the recommendation thread that you had previously recommended @davidtaro ’s Emmanualle. That song is so good and I was thinking about recommending it myself before I saw you had already done so. That’s definitely one of my favorite this year. So relatable, cleverly written and beautifully produced. He’s so talented...

  • @richaaaay  Mar 1

    Hi Hannah, thank you so much for the comment on, and recommendation of, The Twelve Bar Blues. @lizbrinker is quite the talent and it was a joy to ride her coattails.

    You’ve got quite some talent yourself. I enjoyed listening to your songs.

  • @b3nut Mar 1

    Thanks Hannah for all the encouragement and for talking me into doing this...hopefully I'll be more prolific next year... 😁 Gave me a much-needed kick in the pants... 😉

  • @misterd Mar 1

    Thanks so much Hannah for listening and the positive comments on my song ‘ Trail of hope ‘ . You are a wonderful music / songwriter and have taken the time to listen thoughtfully to much of my work (and others) . I just wanted to say Thankyou kindly . Very much appreciated . All the best . Cheers Mark 😊👋

  • @ozcompr  Mar 1

    Thanks for your feedback on This Is Our Time!

  • @rangermike  Feb 28

    Thank you for your kind words, and for bringing me to you site. It's a bit late to click on the watch button but there's a whole year to catch up to your songs, and your contacts. Just listened to your "Hear Me Now" and my foots still tappin!

  • @engebretsen  Feb 28

    Thx a lot for comments! Much appreciated!

  • @cherok40 Feb 28

    Thanks a lot for listening to my track "Lullaby For A Cat". Very much appreciated!

  • @kahlo2013 Feb 27

    Oh yes! I think I sent you an email this morning but i may have been dreaming!

  • @skibum1066  Feb 27

    Hannah, I see that there are many songwriters and Lyricists from Madison many of whom I have interacted in my very first fawm. I also see that you are a church musician/worship director at a church. I'm curious! Is there a Madison songwriting group based in your church (or in one of the Madison churches? ) If so, what church? I am considering such a venture at my church.

  • @apolez3 Feb 27

    Hey, thanks for letting me know, glad you got some lyrical raps.

  • @apolez3 Feb 27

    Hey, Thanks for the comment on 'Worryin' Worryin' ' xoxoxoo

  • @davidtaro  Feb 26

    Awwww, Hannah, thank you so much for the reciprocal commentage! And the recommend, which is a bit above and beyond really 😂! Those strings.... I actually just plugged them in direct on a midi roll. I'd usually try and 'play' the instruments via a keyboard, but that tends to take a wee bit longer than you have for a typical FAWM song...

  • @liz561  Feb 26

    Thanks for your comment on Stop, Drop and Roll. The drums would be great for sure. I kept wishing that Jerry Lee Lewis would drop in and give me some fantastic piano!!

  • @misterd Feb 26

    Thanks so much Hannah for your beautiful comments and kind words . I think you are an amazing musician and songwriter so it is very gratifying to receive positive words from you . One of the great reasons why I love being on FAWM . Cheers 😊👋

  • @cleanshoes  Feb 26

    Thank you so much for your comment on Living On the Moon!

  • @jonmeta  Feb 25

    Just want to say thanks for giving encouragement to my lyric writing. I have a long-time songwriting partner who's a much better lyricist than me, but FAWM is a chance to try some of my own.

  • @hummingbear  Feb 23

    Thanks for listening to "Lament on a Winter's Eve." It's been quite a year.

  • @scottlake Feb 23

    Thanks Hannah on the Transcendence and Immanence comment. I will be doing vocals eventually.

  • @musicsongwriter  Feb 23

    Hi Hannah, thank you for your kind comment on You Treat Me Like a King.

  • @leakyplusme2 Feb 21

    Thank you for your very kind words Hannah that means a lot to me.

  • @misterd Feb 20

    Thankyou for your kind comments and insightful suggestion on my piano instrumental tune. I appreciate it. Hope it all goes well for you . Cheers

  • @leka Feb 19

    Thanks for listening. Robots have rights!

  • @rdopart  Feb 19

    Thank you friend!

  • @rdopart  Feb 16

    Thank you friend! ❤️🙏

  • @paulotteson  Feb 10

    Thanks for the mention and the kind words @hbusse - you are a gem!

  • @rickachu Feb 7

    Thank you for the listen and the kind words ❤

  • @evinwolverton  Feb 7

    Thank you, Hannah. It's a mutual admiration we have ♥︎

  • @bethkille  Feb 5

    Hi Hannah!!!!!
    Can’t wait to listen to your beautiful voice friend.

  • @nuchoyce Feb 4

    Great message followed with amazing arrangements!

  • @colgoo Feb 3

    Just thought I’d let you know that my collaboration with @jorh for “Throwing Bombs Behind Enemy Lines” is up, if you’d like a listen.

  • @b3nut Feb 3

    Thanks for the heads up...this software is definitely quirky. 😀

  • @jinx  Feb 2

    Thank you so much for the recommendation, you sweetie! <3

  • @majordanby  Feb 2

    He's the guy that did the Amelie soundtrack.
    If you've not heard it, check out, 'Comptine d'un autre ete, l'apres-midi'.

  • @johnstaples  Feb 2

    You are quite welcome! Flutter is a beautiful song worthy of being heard and enjoyed!

  • @bradbrubaker  Feb 1

    Ha! No, definitely a Garageband marimba.

    Thanks for making "Flutter" downloadable.

  • @kadmad202  Feb 1

    So happy you're back this year! Madisonians unite! Let the creativity begin...

  • @rickachu Jan 31

    Thanks for the warm welcome! Always nice to see local music makers!!

  • @karenwheelock  Jan 30

    Hi! I’m gonna get my act in gear and FAWM!

  • @jonmeta  Jan 30

    Oh wow, i remember a song from way back... in 2014? .. about a cell phone, and I hoped you’d return someday. Happy FAWM 21, old enough to drink now.

  • @sonofthe  Jan 30

    Thanks for the mention over on Facebook. I'm eager for this year!

  • @bitshred  Jan 29

    I see you're back. Very cool! Have a great fawm!

  • @adforperu  Jan 29

    Welcome back Hannah, have a lovely FAWM!

    I recognise myself..... in the mooooooon!

    ..still sing that to myself now and again 😀

  • @andygetch  Jan 29

    Hello and welcome back!

  • @tseaver  Jan 28

    Here is one of those "distanced" recordings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWXaEhHsmyc

    "Open your ears, O faithful people," to the tune Yisroel V'oraita (sp?) is one we do with some success in the klezmer vein. I can't find a recording of our version, unfortunately.

  • @owl  Jan 27

    Happy FAWMing!

  • @johncrossman  Jan 27

    HB returning?!? Neat. That's an unirionic neat, btw. Kids today with their irony... hope you and yours are well. Happy fawming, let's hear it!

  • @dasbinky  Jan 27

    Welcome back to the fun! 😁
    I always look forward to hearing your sounds!

  • @tseaver  Jan 27

    Oooh, accordion. My main gig (pre-COVID) is playing in the jazz ensemble at the historic Episcopal church here in Fredericksburg (VA, not TX). From time to time, we dig out one of a couple of klezmer-ish hymns, which make me long for accordion -- our alto sax player is really a clarinetist by day, so we get by.

    We've made a couple of "distanced" recordings since, which has kept me sane (mostly).