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                               A Different Story To Tell

 

 

A Different Story Begins.
Bev and I began playing music about 10 years ago while she was playing a small local pub. She asked me to  bring my guitar down and sit in sometime. So I did, and from that jam sprouted over a decade of music together.  While Bev always came loaded with armfuls of cover material, it was Bev’s songwriting (as you can now hear) that set her apart from so many musicians that I have played with over the years.

 

The Genesis of The Art Gomperz Band has enjoyed such a variety of musicians moving in and out of the band, that Bev often mentioned it was much more like a musicians club then a band. Luckily for all of us, Bev’s transition to the band was swift and we all found ourselves taking on a new sound and direction of New Grass Americana as Bev provided one new song after another from genres of Bluegrass, Swing, Folk Rock, Country Ballads and Jazz

 

In 2008 Bev & I embarked on an ambitious plan to build a studio and create a CD of select material that Bev had written for both our duo as well as the band. In the midst of all the excitement, we were able to get all tracks for 9 songs completed and we were just waiting for Bev to finish her final vocal tracks.  It was a wait that no one ever knew would be forever as Bev’s spirit left us on the morning of September 30, 2008. 
 

 

The Story Continues
During the celebration of Bev’s life, Jenna Mammina & I began to discuss the possibility of Jenna finishing Bev’s songs with us. I expressed to Jenna that there was no one on the planet that could be considered Bev’s musical soul mates as much as Jenna & I and that only with Jenna could I properly finish Bev’s material and our vision. So we all got busy with this great opportunity to honor our dear friend. Jenna’s rich wonderful voice and love of Bev & her music has helped us all realize a dream, and for that I will be forever grateful. Welcome to Art Gomperz Jenna!

 

 

 


And so here we are  with our musical tribute to Bev.

 

“A Different Story To Tell” not only reflects well on Bev’s approach to songwriting but also to her perspective to life in general. Bev was a light in the darkness. A friend when you didn’t even know you needed one, a confidant and a musical powerhouse..

 

 

Bev Hahn's songwriting contemplates the issues of every day life--Relationships, personal growth, searching, growing up growing old, and songs that tell the stories of others whose paths she has crossed Hahn's experience over the years performing as a professional musician has given her the opportunity to explore a variety of musical styles.  She draws from this varied background, creating music that takes unexpected turns breaking rules of conventionion. 

 


 

Our Songs
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Beg Steal Or Borrow
Written by Bev Hahn©
Jenna Mammina - Vocals
Dan Geib – Guitar & Banjo
Al Bates – Dobro & Mandolin
Mark Albers - Bass

 Different Story To Tell
Written by Bev Hahn©
Jenna Mammina - Vocals
Dan Geib – Lead Guitar
Al Bates – Dobro & Mandolin
Mark Albers - Bass
Rick Willey - Mandolin

 This Hearts Been Around
Written by Bev Hahn©
Jenna Mammina - Vocals
Dan Geib – Lead Guitar
Al Bates - Dobro
Mark Albers – Bass


Place That I call Home
Written by Bev Hahn©
Jenna Mammina - Vocals
Dan Geib – Lead Guitar & Banjo
Al Bates – Dobro & Mandolin
Mark Albers - Bass

 Love Is Just for Fools
Written by Bev Hahn©
Jenna Mammina - Vocals
Dan Geib – Lead Guitar
Al Bates - Dobro & Mandolin
Bob Flood - Guitar
Mark Albers - Bass


Court In Session
Written by Dan Geib©
Dan Geib - Guitar & Banjo
Al Bates - Dobro & Mandolin
Mark Albers - Bass

 Inner Smile
Written by Jenna Mammina BMI'

Jon Bendich BMI
, Ray Obiedo BMI
Jenna Mammina - Vocals
Dan Geib – Lead Guitar
Al Bates Dobro
Bob Flood - Guitar
Mark Albers - Bass

Don’t Worry Anymore
Written by Bev Hahn©
Jenna Mammina – Vocals
Nino Mammina - Vocals
Dan Geib – Lead Guitar
Al Bates - Banjo
Bob Flood - Guitar
Mark Albers – Bass

 Ill Say Good Bye To You
Written by Bev Hahn©
Jenna Mammina - Vocals
Dan Geib - Guitar 
Mark Albers – Bass
Al Bates Dobro & Mandolin

Caution To The Wind
Written by Bev Hahn©
Jenna Mammina - Vocals
Dan Geib - Lead Guitar
Bev Hahn - Rhythm Guitar
Mark Albers - Bass

 Spanish Grass
Written By Mike Aldridge BMI
Arranged by Dan Geib
Dan Geib Guitar
Al Bates Dobro & Banjo
Mark Albers Bass

 From the Beginning
Written by Gary Lake BMI
Bev Hahn - Vocals
Dan Geib - Lead Guitar
Bev Hahn - Rhythm Guitar
Mark Albers Bass

 

Credits & Thanks!

I wants  to thank my darling bride Debbi, for the patience of stone for the last 12 months and to my son Nathan for his support and lifelong interest in sharing music with me. To Mark Albers aka Art Gomperz for sticking with the program for the last 34 years. To Al Bates, for his massive picking talent. To Bob Flood for a mountain of tolerance, to Mitch Mammina for his support and   arrangement ideas  and to the entire cast of characters that have come and gone during the Genesis of The Art Gompers Experience . Rick Willey, Steve Kampe, , Dan Groat, Willey T Rose, Danny Dine, Dan Pavlides , Mike McKinley, Phil Wolf,  Doug Hardy, Dave Vandyke, Mike Blay, Tim Litke,  and to my parents, as they endured raising me, which was somewhat challenging, I’m sure..
 


A Different Story to Tell
"Words and Music By Bev Hahn, Jenna Mammina & Dan Geib"


The Art Gomperz Band
Featuring Jenna Mammina

 

Jenna Mammina Appears Courtesy of Mamma Grace Records
Dan Geib Lead Guitar & Banjo
Jenna Mammina Vocals
Mark Albers Bass
Al Bates Dobro, Banjo & Mandolin 
Bob Flood Guitar 
Bev Hahn Vocals
Nino Mammina Background vocals
Rick Willey Mandolin
Song Arrangement & Collaboration: Bev Hahn, Jenna Mammina & Dan Geib
Recorded by Dan Geib at Art Gomperz Studios, St. Joseph Michigan
Mastering: Cookie Marenco, OTR Studios, Belmont, CA 
Produced by Dan Geib & All About Murray Records
Mixing and Additional Production By Dave Carlock
Mixed By Dave Carlock for 27 Sounds, at 27 Space, Benton Harbor
Assistant engineers: David Williams and Nick Major
Art Direction: Jenna Mammina
Graphics Design: Alex Sanso Artopia Creative
Photography: Kelsey Hahn

 

      



         


 

"Dont Worry Anymore"

Nominated 2010 IMA
Americana Song of the Year!

 
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"This Hearts Been Around"
Top 40 European Country Music Association Charts -  Ireland

 



 

"Beg Steal Or Borrow"

#9 European Country Music Association Charts -  Italy
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  Acoustic Rainbow Radio Sampler - 2011
Steve Martin
Rhonda Vincent
Thr Art Gomperz Band
Ricky Skaggs
The Grascals with Dolly Parton
 

 

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