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Heart & Hammer...
Julianna Waters and Barry Crannell are Heart & Hammer…and we're not youngsters. We're seasoned songwriters who pull the audience into a quirky world with rich lyrics, engaging musicality, honest emotion and ribald humor. We combine original music with tasteful, re-worked cover tunes like Stephen Foster's “Oh Susanna,” Nat King Cole's “You Call it Madness,” and Tom Petty's “Face in the Crowd.”
We perform throughout the Pacific Northwest in venues such as The Portland Summer Concert Series, Artichoke Music, Portland Folklore Society, The Leavenworth Coffee House, City of Lake Oswego Concerts and the Ridgefield Liberty Theater. We are house concert favorites from Seattle, Washington to the San Francisco Bay Area.
We're winners and finalists of the Kerrville New Song Contest, Wildflower Songwriting Contest, The Great American Song Contest, The Mountain Stage New Song Contest, and Mike Pinder's International Song Contest. We were featured lyricists in American Songwriter Magazine, winners of a Regional Arts and Culture Council Grant and featured on the Oregon Literary Review.
Heart & Hammer Rules of Engagement: Size doesn't matter. We play for anyone and promise a great performance; Tuned instruments required, in particular, the banjo; Audience equates to family; If you laugh, we've done our job; If you cry, we've done our job; If you're offended, Barry wrote it; We are approachable, responsible, flexible and on time; Minstrels should never take themselves too seriously; Broken string? Keep playing; Power outage? Play louder.