Alyssa Hankey

Pittsburgh, PA

PITTSBURGH, PA

Rustic Americana   Traveler of Time

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BIO

Born and raised in the hills of rural western Pennsylvania, Alyssa was raised on classic country until the age of eleven when she was introduced to Led Zeppelin.  At the age of twelve Alyssa picked up the guitar and never looked back.  Shaping her signature sound developed from her teenage years, Alyssa’s music is unmistakable. Pulling from roots of blues and old country folk, her lyrics bring you into the heart of the steel mills and the boucolic landscape of rural America.  Alyssa began crafting songs and playing local open mics through her college years in Indiana, PA. Her raspy vocals compared to Janis Joplin and Stevie Nicks help carry the stories in her songs.

In the past six years Alyssa's music has spread in and out of the western Pennsylvania region.  Alyssa released a compilation album called Songs From Then and Now in 2015 and a full length LP called Shadowlands in 2016.  In more recent years, Alyssa has toured out of state in New York, New Jersey and West Virginia.  You find both her albums on Itunes, Spotify, Google Play, Youtube, etc. Alyssa will embark the Westward Bound Tour in August 2018 with fellow singer-songwriter Corey Kurtz.  She is currently working on a new LP set to release soon! Stay tuned for new adventures!

Influences: Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, The Band, Levon Helm, Led Zeppelin, Stevie NIcks, Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Chris Stapleton, The Doors, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Tallest Man On Earth, Shakey Graves, Benjamin Tod,  Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Dan Layus, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayer, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Lindsey Buckingham, Dean Martin, Tom Waits, Duane Allman, Ray LaMontange, John Prine, Eric Clapton, Colter Wall, Jack White and Many More!

 

  Northern Appalachian  Folk Festival 2017

Northern Appalachian  Folk Festival 2017

In the Press

  Central PA Live  December 7th, 2017

Central PA Live December 7th, 2017

"Hankey is one of those musicians who has an innate sense of her own abilities and what works and what sounds good.  Her songs are fearless and raw.  She gets your attention and lays it bare."  -Greensburg Muse
"Alyssa manages to take a throwback vibe and place it in the modern musical atmosphere reminding us that not everything needs drum machines or heavily distorted guitars to connect with listeners." -Shes Not On The Menu
 
 
  Leader Times  December 5, 2016

Leader Times December 5, 2016


PRAISE

"Ain't no better singer-songwriter in the tri-state area. Period."
"If Bruce Springsteen and Joan Baez had a love child it would be her."
"Not a pretentious fiber in her being. Very humble."

 

 

For Booking

724-954-6577

hankeyalyssa@gmail.com