Though she got her start lending her sweet voice to Damien Rice's music all those years ago, Irish songwriter Lisa Hannigan
has been busy discovering her own musical fortune in recent years. Following the success of her solo debut Sea Sew
, Hannigan paired with vaunted, American songwriter Joe Henry to produce her newest collection of songs, befittingly titled Passenger
. It's a gorgeous set of songs inspired by the whirl of traveling and tour life, and you'll want to get your hands on it. To celebrate its' release, Hannigan recently stopped in New York, taking time to visit us on a beautiful rooftop in the West Village. Bringing along a guitar, a ukulele, and a voice that hints at whimsy and innocence in its' melodic turns, Hannigan played spectacular, paired down versions of "Knots", "O Sleep", and "Little Bird", all of which hail from Passenger
. In between, Hannigan touches on her fortunate musical background, the allure of the road, and how it all helped to inspire this new set of songs.