© 2018 by HANNAH LAINE

BIOGRAPHY

Hannah Laine is a soulful vocalist, songwriter, and pianist from Grand Rapids, Michigan, whose music is rich with meditative vocal lines and lyrics that express the raw emotions of life's experiences. Her musical journey began at a young age, as she sang and performed with her father, Jeff Schroeder - a local musician and educator. At age 8, Hannah was gifted the experience of singing on her dad’s album “Explore New Worlds” - songs for learning. She also began writing her own songs around this age.

 

Much of Hannah's inspiration in songwriting comes from a place of deep listening to various spiritual leaders and artists; including Erykah Badu, Nai Palm, Stevie Wonder, Queen Afua, Zap Mama, and Mother Earth. For Hannah, music is not only a form of self-expression, but most importantly, it is a way to connect more deeply and intimately with the Soul. Shortly after the release of her debut EP "Cut Your Strings" in May 2017, Hannah began writing, recording, and performing in Earth Radio, a Grand Rapids-based Future-Soul group. The group’s debut, self-titled album won WYCE’s “Emerging Artist of the Year” award and “Best Jazz Album” at the 2019 Jammie Awards. This past May, Earth Radio released  their second album, titled “Mother’s Breath.” In addition to her ventures with Earth Radio and her solo performances, Hannah Laine practices yoga, meditation, and sound healing, which she has been studying for the past 5 years. Hannah has recently begun collaborating with other local creators and healers, providing music and sound healing for events and workshops.