Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Neptune's Car

Neptune's Car (Holly Hanson and Steve Hayes) is an acoustic duo from Massachusetts and New Hampshire who play original, Contemporary Folk music. Their three albums have appeared on many "Best of" lists and have charted in the top 5 on Folk radio twice.

“Holly and Steve have perfect harmonies. Their eloquent stories paint wonderful pictures of imagery matched with a sweet upbeat melody. They introduce each song with wit and sensitivity, most based on reality. Both were appreciative of my hospitality and the warmth of the engaged audience. Easy to schedule and communicate with as well.”
— R. Markle, Comfortable Concerts

“Each of these songs is impressive in its own way. . . . The enchanting fly-fishing lyrical story is vivid, focused and engaging. It’s a pleasure to hear songs of this caliber.”
— Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting - Folk/Americana - The Great American Song Contest

“I am such a huge fan of this duo. In 2010, I named their release Strawberry Moon as the very best release of the year. Their follow up in 2012 Letters from the Road was equally impressive, and this CD — outstanding — already a lock for my Best of the Year list . . . anything this duo puts out, I am a true fan of.”
— Barry Graham, Acoustic Highway, WHRV, Virginia

“They have a lovely vocal-driven, acoustic sound, which I loved. . . . ‘Emily Dickinson’ is the track which stood out for me. It’s about a historic poet from Massachusetts. . . . They have a really nice sound. I really enjoyed this album.”
— Stewart Fenwick, Scottish Radio from University of Strathclyde

“Neptune’s Car got the first encore request of the 15 concerts we’ve had!!! They were fun start to finish with wonderful harmonies, energized guitar playing, and fun-loving banter between songs — a delight!”
— Cindi H., Noble House Inn, Bridgton, ME

“These two musicians have a comfortable and friendly stage presence that has the audience relaxed and captivated. Holly’s confident, sweet voice caresses her lyrics as Steve’s tasteful guitar licks and back-up vocals add the gilding that puts a shine on their well-polished tunes.”
— Steve T., The Living Room Coffeehouse, Mason, NH

“A beautiful blend of country and folk . . . Holly’s vocals are tender, warm and quite evocative with each song taking the form of a story or tale. Steve’s guitar playing complements Holly’s vocals perfectly giving each of the songs depth and character . . . it is worth taking time to listen to the lyrics as they hold the key to this feast of musical delights . . . there are hints of Nickel Creek and Alison Krauss but Neptune’s Car do not need to be compared to any other artists. This is a strong musical duo whose music can stand on its own two feet . . . The songs are beautiful and the overall atmosphere created is perfect.”
— Maverick Magazine

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Holly
Job Title/Position: 
Singer/Songwriter
Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 182
Sutton, MA 01590
Physical Address: 
Sutton, MA 01590
Last Name: 
Hanson

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Folk
Year Founded: 
2006
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
General Public
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Events Per Year: 
40
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
BMI
Folk Alliance
Awards: 
#20 Folk Album of 2015
#2 album on Folk radio (February 2015)
The Great American Song Contest Winner - Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting - Folk/Americana (2015)
Grassy Hill Emerging Artist at the 2015 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
#4 album on Folk radio (September 2010)

I am a Touring Artist

Fee Range Minimum: 
$800
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
2