Trina Hamlin is known for her sizzling blues harmonica and her energy-packed singing and guitar work. Her pure voice and unspoiled powerful presence have gained the singer-songwriter from Minneapolis a steady national following since she began playing solo shows on the downtown New York City club scene.
Hamlin attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and graduated with a degree in Professional Music. Afterwards, she moved to New York City and began performing and honing her songwriting skills. She was chosen as a "Most Wanted New Artist" at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and as an alumnus of the Newport Folk Festival, performed to a sold out crowd along with Ani DiFranco, Dar Williams and the Indigo Girls. She has shared stages with Ricki Lee Jones, John Hiatt, Duncan Sheik and Paula Cole and performed on The Late Show with Conan O' Brian with the "Suits" Her music has been heard in the CBS-TV movie "Friends at Last," starring Kathleen Turner as well as on the WB's "Dawson's Creek".
Hamlin has jokingly said that the blues were created in her native Minnesota. She's only kidding, of course - but nevertheless, there's "something in the water" there and Hamlin went and had herself a drink. Maybe that's why she's one heck of a soulful interpreter. These days, live and on record, Hamlin can be found accompanying herself on guitar, harmonica and piano, working her keen sense of intuition and surrounding herself with music.
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