2019 MerleFest Chris Austin Song Contest winner & Organic Records recording artist, Asheville, NC


2019 MerleFest Chris Austin Song Contest winner

2022 International Acoustic Music Awards runner-up 

Asheville, NC


 

A burgeoning force behind the Appalachian roots revival...”

PopMatters

"nightingale (соловейко) bootleg for peace" available on Bandcamp!

100% OF ALL PROCEEDS FOR THIS TRACK GO TO GUARDIANS OF HOPE, A NON-PROFIT THAT PROVIDES FOOD AND SUPPLIES ACROSS THE UKRAINIAN BORDER WITH POLAND. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION!! 

The day after Putin invaded the Ukraine, with a few early images from the New York Times in my mind, somehow a song began, without my trying—I didn't plan to write about this at all. But the dark grinding images of war just were haunting me, and suddenly I thought to myself, "there is a bird here.” I discovered with a quick search that the nightingale is the most highly honored bird of Ukraine. Its song represents fertility, spring, love and hope. 

The next day, I played a show and a woman came up to talk to me. She told me that exactly four years ago to the day she had come out to hear me sing and immediately afterward went to the hospital and gave birth to her first child. Our connection was so crazy and delightful. We laughed. Then she told me she was from the Ukraine. I told her I had just written a song called “Nightingale” but the nightingale needed someone to sing for. Our conversation turned into a bridge section, and her insights gave the song a real purpose that it didn’t have before. 

I made a bootleg recording in my home studio, Bridger Dunnagan at Echo Mountain Recording Studio here in Asheville donated the mixing, and David Glasser at Airshow Mastering in Boulder, Colorado donated the mastering. We are offering this song as a downloadable track on Bandcamp (anyahinkle.bandcamp.com). 100% of proceeds go to Guardians of Hope, a non-profit organization working to bring supplies back and forth across the Ukrainian border with Poland. Thank you for supporting this organization! You can also presave the song on Spotify and listen on release day 3/31 HERE https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/anyahinkle/nightingale----bootleg-for-peace.

Americana Highways premieres "Eden And Her Borderlands" Official Video

"Hinkle has a delightful rich vocal trill that shines through every song on the album, and this one is no exception.  Listen to her lyrical tale of the innocence of childhood return." --Americana Highways (read more) 

'EDEN AND HER BORDERLANDS' NOW AVAILABLE!

...one of roots music’s gems so far this year”

No Depression