Updated: 15 February 2022
Trevor Hanson -- a guitarist from the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state.
Update 15 September 2022
All my work remains on hold, as I deal with family medical issues. If you need to reach me, send me an email.
Things are improving. Although there are still uncertainties, I now hope to resume some Olympic Peninsula performances starting in January or February 2023. I'll post updates to my email list and on Facebook.
I play a diverse mix of music styles, drawing from jazz, classical, folk, and other traditions. My performances are often as a soloist, but I also enjoy working with other area musicians in a number of ensembles. I mostly play seven-string guitars, both nylon- and steel-string.
Like all musicians, I had a hard time through the Covid era. As we slowly emerge from this period of isolation, I am resuming some live performances -- but so far (in early 2022) mostly on the Olympic Peninsula.
I've been playing solo at Alchemy Bistro & Wine Bar in Port Townsend since 2011. You can find me there on Monday nights and also the first Friday each month. I also perform each month at Ajax Café -- on the fourth Friday each month.
Ensemble work has been slower to resume. I work in genres spanning big-band dance music, mainstream jazz, gypsy swing, folk music, Irish pub songs, and some cross-genre material that defies description. I'm sometimes playing in a duo -- joining a saxophone, trombone, keyboard, bass, or another guitar -- or working as a sideman in a larger group. I have a few duo and trio events on the calendar, and the Olympic Express Big Band will get rolling in early 2022.
I'm also again doing some vocal work. St. Patrick's Day 2022 finds me singing Irish pub songs -- ballads, sea shanties, and beer-drinking songs. I expect a few more of these events in the coming season.
I have a little time for teaching, either at your home or at Crossroads Music in Port Townsend.
I do a little specialty repair/restoration work, and I generally have a changing inventory of unusual instruments and gear for sale.