**POSTPONED** Jerry Hannan & His Irish Band
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**POSTPONED** A St. Patricks Day Celebration with a Marin County treasure!
**POSTPONED** due to public health advisory
Jerry Hannan…/…Mad Hannans
It’s all the same song really….
Mad Hannans started as Jerry and Sean Hannan in 1996 with their first album “Madly in Love With You” which became a local cult tradition for many years.
Sean passed away in 2013 and is remembered in the 2017 film ‘Mad Hannans‘ directed by Martin Shore.
A distinguished songwriter and entertainer, Jerry Hannan recorded his own song, “Society” with Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, which is featured in Sean Penn’s film Into the Wild. “I Thought I Was You”, written by Jerry and brother Sean Hannan also plays in Into the Wild.
Described as “shades of Dylan and John Prine …very Americana with a faint Irish lilt”, Hannan’s songs (like those of Springsteen, Steve Earle and Cat Stevens) speak of our everyday lives and the magic that we sometimes miss. He’s a storyteller, known for his thought provoking lyrics and exuberant performances. He has been called a Marin County treasure, often funny, sardonic in a good-natured way, highlighting issues like ecology, friendship, and love.
Raised on jigs and ballads in San Francisco’s Irish community, Jerry Hannan grew up listening to the music of his Irish-born parents (The Dubliners, The Clancy Brothers), as well as Cat Stevens. As a youngster he took accordion lessons, switching to guitar in high school and playing in rock ‘n roll bands.
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