One part Americana, two parts Folk, a dash of Country-flavored rock - all served up by multi award-winning, chart-topping songstress LORETTA HAGEN (hay-gen)

Reviewers describe award winning singer-songwriter Loretta Hagen as ‘heart driven, soul filling, Folk Americana.‘ Her rich alto voice and strong songwriting skills have led her to win many awards, including a JAM Awards’ (Jersey Acoustic Music Awards) “Top Female Songwriter of the Year,” JAM nomination for “Album of the Year,” winner of the NJ Folk Festival Songwriter Competition and designation as a CT Folk Festival finalist.

 

Loretta is back in the studio working on her upcoming CD "Lucky Stars" due out Spring 2017. She recently released a single to Folk DJ's entitled   "This World Of Ours," which speaks to issues being faced in the country today. "Each soul on this planet, is equal and matters.  One spark is part of the flame. It burns brighter and bigger, when we’re working together.  We are the heart of this land..."

 

Hagen’s third CD, “Mud and Stone,” featured uplifting folk ballads, up-tempo country swing, and cool, bluesy grooves. “Mud and Stone” debuted at #10 on Folk DJ Charts, consistently #1 on the Roots Music Report for NJ, #5 Top 50 Folk Albums RMR, and continues to receive airplay throughout the US, Canada and Europe. She has performed at premiere venues across the Northeast and Nashville, sharing the stage with Pete Seeger, Roger McGuinn, Sloan Wainwright, Steve Forbert, Richie Havens, Kim Richey and Marshall Crenshaw among others.

Following her critically acclaimed CD Something More, co-produced by Pat McInerney (Nanci Griffith), Hagen released Sundown Till Dawn, a CD that garnered rave reviews and radio play across the country. Sundown Till Dawn is extremely personal, with the title track written about her mother who suffered with Alzheimer’s Disease. Loretta’s Mom passed away peacefully this summer at her home. The emotionally charged ballad is included on the soundtrack of a film called “10 Mountains 10 Years” chronicling the journey of a group of mountain climbers who are raising awareness about the disease.

 

Loretta performs primarily with her trio consisting of husband/guitarist Gary Hagen and djembe players Linda Lambiase or Curtis Kretz.

 

 

“This effort [Mud and Stone] is first class, top tier. Loretta Hagen is a true contender as an artist to reckon with.”

John Apice, No Depression ~ Loretta Hagen “Mud and Stone”

"Loretta Hagen is a very special performer with a deep understanding of human emotions and this is reflected in the songs that she writes." - Sol Zeller, Borderline Folk Music Club

 

 

"With her smart, insightful lyrics, and catchy melodies Loretta Hagen certainly knows her way around a song. Plus judging by my audience's reaction at her recent appearance at Concerts at the Crossing, she's got a knack for connecting with a live audience as well. My only regret is that it took me so long to book her." - Scott Cullen, Concerts at the Crossing, Titusville, NJ

 

 

"Mud and Stone will be a treasure for weeks, months, and years to come." - Ron Olesko, WFDU-FM 89.1, Traditions Radio Show

 

 

Listen to Loretta's NEW SINGLE,
This World Of Ours
©2016 (ASCAP)(unreleased) from the upcoming album "Lucky Stars" due out
spring 2017

 

 

"Each soul on this planet, is equal and matters. 
One spark is part of the flame.

It burns brighter and bigger, when we’re working together. 
We are the heart of this land..."

 

 

Listen to Loretta's
NEW SINGLE,
This World Of Ours
©2016 (ASCAP)(unreleased) from the upcoming album "Lucky Stars" due out spring 2017

 

"Each soul on this planet,
is equal and matters. 
One spark is part of the flame.

It burns brighter and bigger,
when we’re working together. 
We are the heart of this land..."

 

 

Click here to listen now!

Upcoming Performances

Management/booking/publicity:

Michelle Fortier Publicity, MichelleFortier.com

Michelle@michellefortier.com

Radio Promotion:

Trespass Music

Michelle@trespassmusic.org

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