PUBLISHED: 4:21 PM on Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Soulful songwriter opens 'Salon Series'
JUNEAU - The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council will begin its new "Sunday Salon Series" with a performance by singer-songwriter Trina Hamlin August 24.

Hamlin's unique combination of ballads, folk-rock and blues has earned her a steady national following. She is a renowned for her harmonica playing as well as her powerful voice, intelligent lyrics and stage wit. A versatile performer, Hamlin moves from guitar to piano with self-accompaniment on harmonica.

photo courtesy of Trina Hamlin
  Singer-songwriter, blues-harp and guitar player Trina Hamlin will be the first performer for JAHC's new Sunday Salon Series
Hamlin is a much sought-after harmonica player and percussionist, accompanying numerous nationally recognized singer/songwriters in the studio and live on stage. She has performed with artists such as Duncan Sheik, Ricki Lee Jones and John Hiatt, and is frequently seen on stage with Susan Werner and John Gorka, who played in Juneau last April.

Hamlin She was chosen as one of the "most wanted new artists" at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and performed to a sold out crowd at the Newport Folk Festival in the company of Ani Di Franco, Dar Williams and The Indigo Girls.

Hamlin earned a degree in professional music from Berklee College in Boston. She has written and co-produced five albums.

Hamlin will perform at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center August 24 at 7pm. Tickets are $17 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and $5 for ages five and under. Tickets are available at Hearthside, Rainy Day, JAHC and online at There will be a no-host bar and those under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.