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Neptune's Car

Neptune's Car (photo) Mix together a singer-songwriter from Massachusetts (Holly Hanson) with a guitarist-songwriter from New Hampshire (Steve Hayes), blend in a dollop of Contemporary Folk with a dash of Alt-Country, a shared passion for lighthouses and historical biographies, and you’ll have the nautically named duo Neptune’s Car.(Neptune’s Car was a clipper ship with a female captain — a true adventure of heroism on the high seas in the 1800s.)

These two musicians have a comfortable and friendly stage presence that has the audience relaxed and captivated. Holly’s confident, sweet voice caresses her lyrics as Steve’s tasteful guitar licks and back-up vocals add the gilding that puts a shine on their well-polished tunes. -- Steve T., The Living Room Coffeehouse, Mason, NH

Neptune’s Car (Holly Hanson and Steve Hayes) is a nationally touring, acoustic duo from Massachusetts and New Hampshire who play original, Contemporary Folk music. The duo has become known for their intimate performance style, carefully crafted lyrics, generous harmony singing, and exceptional guitar picking.

A beautiful blend of country and folk . . . Holly’s vocals are tender, warm and quite evocative with each song taking the form of a story or tale. Steve’s guitar playing complements Holly’s vocals perfectly giving each of the songs depth and character . . . it is worth taking time to listen to the lyrics as they hold the key to this feast of musical delights . . . there are hints of Nickel Creek and Alison Krauss but Neptune’s Car do not need to be compared to any other artists. This is a strong musical duo whose music can stand on its own two feet. . . The songs are beautiful and the overall atmosphere created is perfect. -- Maverick Magazine

Their debut album, Strawberry Moon, reached #4 on the FOLK-DJ chart and included the #1 song “Lighthouse Keeper.” The duo recorded their second album, Letters from the Road, in April 2012.







  • 2014 - Composing original music for the motion picture, Keepers
  • 2013 - Winner - Simple Gifts Coffee House Performer’s Showcase
  • 2012 - Recorded and released the second album, Letters from the Road
  • 2011 - Selected for a NERFA Quad Showcase (1st alternate)
  • 2010 - #1 song on Folk radio for September - “Lighthouse Keeper” off the debut album, Strawberry Moon
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