Hannah Busse is a folk-pop singer-songwriter, recording artist, worship director, wife, and mom. Ranging from driving to quirky to reflective, Hannah’s songs hold common threads of honest lyrics and captivating melodies driven from her piano. She writes about the inner life, culture, relationships, and parenting.
Named the Madison Area Music Association’s 2018 New Artist of the Year, Hannah’s repute as a
songwriter and performer is on the rise. Hannah's music has been aired on Wisconsin Public Radio's
Simply Folk, WORT FM's Her Infinite Variety, and Max Ink Radio, and has been praised in publications including the Isthmus and The Badger Herald. She has opened for the likes of Gungor, Sara Groves,
Danielle Ate The Sandwich, and Brady Toops, and has shared the stage with numerous other artists
such as The Sea The Sea, Beth Kille, and Emma Jayne.
A host of influences have shaped Hannah’s music-making: a Midwestern upbringing with lots of singing around the piano. A progressive education at a Big Ten university. Years of leading community worship gatherings with combo bands and choirs. Classical training as a vocalist, pianist, oboist, and choir director. A love for old musicals. A spouse who introduced her to Weezer, Green Day, and Pearl Jam.
Underneath Our Surface, Hannah’s debut solo EP, is a collection of songs about the hidden desires, wounds, and memories underneath the surface of our ordinary lives.
Hannah and her husband Will live in Madison, Wisconsin with their three exuberant little daughters.