With her rich, powerful voice, Trina Hamlin reveals a confluence of Midwestern innocence, contemplative focus and raw passion, while adding a sharp wit in her stage banter. She moves seamlessly from guitar to piano and is regarded as one of the best harmonica players around. Her unique combination of ballads, folk-rock and blues has earned her a steady following throughout the US and Europe. Additionally, she is a much sought after harmonica player and percussionist, accompanying numerous nationally recognized singer/songwriters in the studio and live on stage.
Having earned a degree in professional music from Berklee College in Boston, she graduated to the club scene in New York City with the band Blue Leaves, and has gone on to write and co-produce five albums of her own. Trina was chosen as one of the “most wanted new artists” at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and has performed to a sold out crowd at the Newport Folk Festival in the company of Ani Di Franco, Dar Williams, and The Indigo Girls. She’s performed on The Late Show with Conan O’Brien, has had her music chosen as a backdrop for the CBS TV movie Friends at Last, as well as the WB’s series Dawson’s Creek. Her songs have also been featured on Bravo’s “Tale Lights”, Lifetime’s “The Things We Do For Love”, MTV’s “Real World”,. as well as ABC Family’s “Beautiful People.” In addition, Trina has shared the stage with Taj Majal, Charlie Musslewhite, John Hiatt and Ricki Lee Jones, to name a few..
With unapologetic emotional freedom, Trina’s songs have the unique power to mirror and evoke the obvious and unspoken realities of life and being in love.