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Hannigan’s sound has been compared to artists such as Townes Van Zandt, Leonard Cohen, and Nick Drake. 

Arlo Hannigan is a singer/songwriter from the remote town of Nome, Alaska. Nome lies on the Bering Sea, hundreds of miles off the Alaskan road system in the far northwest of the state. Spending most of the year in the far north, he spends an extensive amount of time in the Southwest U.S. In Madrid, New Mexico, he apprentices under master silversmith and musician Jerry Faires, handcrafting jewelry that merges two worlds - raw turquoise from the southwest and fossilized ivory from the arctic. Within all of Hannigan’s artwork, be it silver or sound, his southwestern and northwestern influences are evident. 

The album Death By Daydream (2017), features artists such as Jon Rauhouse (Neko Case) and Bo Koester (My Morning Jacket), as well as Jacob Valenzuela (Calexico), and is among the more notable of Hannigan’s releases. More recently, Harder To Return (2020), recorded over the beginning months of the pandemic, features fiddler and troubadour Jackie Rae Daniels. Hannigan’s grant awarded project, Fresh Water (2015), continues to air nationwide on Native Voice One.

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