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2010 Best Music Poll Winners

BEST MUSIC POLL > PROVIDENCE

Best Singer/Songwriter in Providence

Hannah Devine

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Immensely talented teenager Hannah Devine continues to garner accolades on the local front, having won the 2008 Rhode Island Idol contest (at age 17) and, in her first year as a BMP nominee, dominated the competition. The Cranston East alum is blessed with a lullaby falsetto and impressive six-string skills, honed while attending the Girls Rock! Camp in Portland, Oregon. Devine's love for jazz is highly evident on originals such as "Have I Been Too Nice," which could have been beamed in from a 1940s speakeasy. And Devine's surprisingly barbed lyrics are wise beyond her years as well; on "Don't," she is ruthless to her mate, with lines like "I don't want to use you, but you work so well," and a stinging hook of "I love you. But I don't." Devine's dual citizenship will allow her to spend the summer in Dublin and further her unique Celtic-laced jazz stylings. In the meantime, join Hannah and dad Jimmy Devine for the Traditional Irish Sessions every Saturday afternoon at AS220.

Runners-up
2. Ben Pilgrim
3. Becky Chace
4. Jacob Haller

Hannah Devine writes reflective songs full of wit and wisdom well beyond her years. Accompanying herself on guitar, Hannah sings with a soulful voice tinged...

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