Hanna Star at SXSW


9:00 pm

Authentic Smiles (Mouthwest by Mouthwest)
Hanna Star
Amy LaVere
211 San Antonio
(512) 330-9403


FRIDAY March 14

6:00 pm

Mockingbird Cafe
6001 W William Cannon Dr
Austin, TX 78749
(512) 301-7771

Austin Songwriters Group
Hanna Star



4:00 pm

Strange Brew (Lounge Side)
All Ages ($15)

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Finley Sexton
Sexton Bros.
Amy LaVere



Doors 6:00 pm

One 2 One Bar
1509 South Lamar, Suite 600
$8 adv/$10 door

8:00pm – Hanna Star
9:30pm – Finley Sexton
10:00 pm – Will Sexton/Amy LaVere
11:30 pm – Mingo Fishtrap

Hanna Star signs with Space Case Records!

LOW Pink Vinyl 45 slated for May Release on Oxnard Label!

Hanna Star: WKNO: Checking On The Arts. January 6, 2014: What Would Elvis Pay?

Hanna Star to play the Memphis Songwriters Showcase

Memphis Songwriters Showcase poster

Hanna Star Kickstarter fully funded!

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Hanna (Star) McCarthy cameo in Small Black Breathless video

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John Murry and Hanna Star, Newby's, October 5th, 2013

Jamie Harmon photographs Hanna Star at Flashback Vintage Department Store

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Hanna Star launches Kickstarter project to fund new recordings

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Hanna Star to perform at Rock N Romp on August 10th

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Hanna Star performs at her dad's 50th birthday party

Half-Century Party

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Hanna Star wins first place at White Station Middle Talent Show, February 1st, 2013

Hanna Star to perform at ComiCon-way


Hanna Star will be performing songs from her recently recorded CD at ComiCon-way.

Find out more at the ComiCon-way site

Hanna Star featured on MTV's Soundtrack blog


The Soundtrack blog did a little digging today with regards to music beyond the Hunger Games movie soundtrack. We discovered a video for a song called 'Deep in the Meadow'...

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Hanna Star
Live at the Levitt Shell

Frolic at the Shell

Hanna Star performed live in Memphis at the historic Levitt Shell in Overton Park (the same stage where Elvis and Johnny Cash performed) on Earth Day - Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 at 3:00 pm. Hanna performed seven songs. Other performers include Jack Oblivian and Steve Selvidge.

Levitt Shell

Watch some more videos from this show.

Frolic in the Shell

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About me

Hanna Mildred McCarthy is a 13 year old girl who lives in Memphis, Tennessee. She began playing guitar in fourth grade at Campus School and joined Choir soon after. Hanna has always loved to sing. In 2010, Hanna began to perform live and has played on live bills in Memphis with Judith Stevens, The River City Tanlines, Olga, The Magic Kids; and was the first performer to play historic A.Schwab on Beale Street with Jason Freeman, The Memphis Dawls, and Amy LaVere.

Hanna recorded her very first songs with Tearjerkers keyboardist Adam Woodard in 2010. Soon after she formed HANNA STAR, a sort of 'one girl band', with lots of help from many talented friends. Working on the current idea of producing an extended play record, Hanna Star has just completed session-time with award-winning engineerĀ Jeff Powell. Her new collaborators are bass player Joe Boone ( Big Ass Truck, Delta Queens, Island 45 ), percussionist Paul Taylor ( Amy LaVere, The Pirates, DDT ), and lead guitar from Alicja Trout ( River City Tanlines, Black Sunday, Mouse Rocket ). The Memphis Dawls' Krista Wroten Combest and Jana Misener played violin and cello respectively.

Whereas her very first song "Life of a Hero" had been inspired by Rick Riordan's "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series of books, her latest song (and new video!) "Deep in the Meadow" is an original arrangement inspired by Suzanne Collins "The Hunger Games". To say that Hanna is fan of the series would be an understatement!

Please enjoy these two offerings and join the HANNA STAR mailing list (by downloading the song above). She will soon have t-shirts, buttons, and a brand new record release of HANNA STAR slated for Summer, 2012!

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My shows

JMM Fiftieth Birthday Party
Dan the Man
Winslow Family Band
The Flamin' A's
Hannah Ducky Nelson
Sunday, May 26, 2013

November 2012

Historic Levitt Shell
Hanna Star and Joe Boone
Steve Selvidge and Jack Oblivian
Overton Park, Memphis
Sunday, April 22, 2012

A. Schwab Sundry
Hanna Star, Amy LaVere, Jason Freeman, Memphis Dawls, & Dan the Man
163 Beale Street
Saturday, January 7th, 2012

AFSCME Local 1733 Union Hall
Hanna Star, The Magic Kids, Kitchen Sink, & Little Red Radio
485 Beale
Saturday, October 29, 2011

Hi-Tone Cafe
Hanna Star, River City Tanlines, Hosoi Bros., & The Nehilistics
Sunday, August 15, 2010

Otherlands Coffee Bar
Hanna Star and Judith Stevens
October, 2009

Hanna Star performs "Life Of A Hero" at Otherlands with Judith Stevens