Hattie & Joe Craven Show
The Hattie & Joe Craven Show is a duo project celebrating the value of music making and artful living within, and shared by, families. The presentation features a show curated by a father and his daughter, awakening each other to new possibilities as they each bring their influences to a multi-generational table. The result, is a program of music that spans 300 years and with a bouquet of vernacular styles of song with occasional instrumentals.
Hattie is a stunning vocalist and her father is a seasoned veteran of instrumental based music. Joe accompanies Hattie on mandolin, octave mandolin, percussion and fiddle, with Hattie occasionally bringing ukulele to the mix.
The unique arranging, and at times re-make, of popular and lesser known compositions is a hallmark of their sound. They have presented their daughter & dad duo to school and library programs, house concerts, clubs and theaters to nationally known music festivals. Hattie exhibits a sparkling presence to young hearted people of all ages, on and off the stage, and combined with her father’s instrumental prowess and good humor, this is an inspiring and delightful experience.
Hattie Craven has built a reputation as one of the finest young, if not youngest, performers on the stages of the Strawberry Music Festival, California Worldfest, Kate Wolf Memorial Festival and the Millpond Music Festival – all to standing ovations. Her debut recording, “Eleven” was produced by her father and features the Joe Craven Trio, recorded in Hattie’s eleventh year. The project pays tribute to Hattie’s impressively broad interest in a wide range of music with re-made classics with fresh interpretations in folk, jazz, pop, rock, Latin and Reggae that she enjoys to the present day… and all with a few originals thrown in. At the age of 15 she recorded a second album “Bright”. “Bright” is a stripped down album with just her dad, Joe Craven, and herself. The album contains jazz standards and pop hits that have been retooled and made her own.
A student in the Da Vinci Charter Academy program on the Emerson Junior High campus in Davis, CA, Hattie is also growing in popularity as an inspiring peer group educator in schools, as well as, her father’s outreach music programs. Each summer, she is a youth leader at RiverTunes Roots Music Camp, on the south fork of the American River in Coloma, CA.
An actor since the age of six, Hattie has performed in a wide variety of youth and adult musical productions, both in lead and support roles, with several community theater companies in N. California.