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11/24/2017

Colorado-based singer-songwriter Lissa Hanner has released a video for her brand new song, “God’s Gotta Good Angel.” The song, which she finished writing over the summer, was inspired by the deaths of three members of her hometown of Guffey, Colorado. “A few years ago …

09/24/2015
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When Lissa first heard a recording of “Wake Up Dancin’” by Gordon Mote, she knew she wanted to add it to her live repertoire. “My friend Aaron Brown gave me a copy of the song, and I fell in love with it,” she recalls. The song is about a grandfather nearing …

09/11/2015
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Lissa has released another video short featuring an interview with her — this time on the subject of playing live. “I started performing live when I was 15 years old,” she says. “There is nothing else like it, when you have a good show. Of course, there are …

08/21/2015

As anyone who has seen her live knows, in addition to her original material, Lissa performs a variety of songs written by other artists she admires. One of her concert staples is a cover of Steve Earle’s composition about guerrilla pot farming, “Copperhead Road.” …

07/16/2015
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Lissa has released the official music video for her song, “Stay,” from the My Colorado album. The video was directed by Bill Filipiak and shot by Stephen Shiveley at her home near Guffey, Colo. “I was so nervous because it was my first music video, but Bill made me feel …

06/23/2015

When Lissa was in Nashville last December, director Bill Filipiak shot a series of interviews with her, as well as live performances, at Turner-Up Studio. In one of the interviews, Lissa talked about why she loves to write about Colorado. “In Nashville, they say to write what …

06/05/2015

Director Bill Filipiak just finished the music video for Lissa’s song, “Colorado Colors,” which she is releasing to the public today. The song, which appears on her My Colorado album, was written originally for the documentary, Bumming Ski Colorado. Of the song, Lissa …

05/29/2015

In March, director Bill Filipiak and videographer Stephen Shiveley made their second trip to Lissa’s hometown of Guffey, Colo., to shoot winter scenes for some forthcoming music videos. They shot footage at various locations around Guffey, including Mike Moore’s property and …

05/22/2015

Director Bill Filipiak put together a “teaser” video for Lissa’s My Colorado album using footage from the music videos he has directed and produced for her, as well as interview footage shot at Turner-Up Studio in Nashville. “My Colorado is sort of a concept album …

05/14/2015



When Lissa first began to make music, she was motivated in part by a desire to earn her mother’s approval, something that didn’t come immediately. “Even though my mother is no longer with us, she is a big reason I never give up,” Lissa says. So in honor …

04/06/2015
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On a recent trip to Nashville, Lissa went into Turner-Up Studio and performed two songs live in the studio which were recorded on video by director Bill Filipiak and videographer Steven Shively, including the Emmylou Harris-Bill Danoff song, "Boulder To Birmingham." "Boulder …

02/05/2015
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The response has been so good to the release of the video for “Rocky Mountain High,” we thought you might enjoy this short interview with Lissa and director Bill Filipiak about the making of her first official music video. You can check out the short video below. #PINECONEPR …

12/22/2014

Production still from the "Rocky Mountain High" video. Lissa Hanner has always loved the song “Rocky Mountain High,” a top 10 hit in 1973 for John Denver, who cowrote the song about Colorado with Mike Taylor. So it’s not surprising she included it on her album, …

09/16/2014

Anyone acquainted with Lissa Hanner knows she is a big animal lover. You'll find multiple dogs, cats and horses at her mountain ranch outside Guffey. She also fosters dogs for All Breed Rescue in Colorado Springs, and through them, she has gotten to know some of the people at the Humane Society …

09/05/2014
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Singer-songwriter Lissa Hanner stopped by KLVZ in Denver yesterday to appear on Corner Cafe, the program dedicated to local artists. During the hour-long show, Hanner chatted with host Rachel Mains about her artistic vision, which includes representing strong women with her music, plus …

07/15/2014
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Nashville filmmaker Bill Filipiak and his associate Steven Shiveley traveled to Colorado recently to work with Guffey-based singer-songwriter Lissa Hanner. Director Filipiak and director of photography Shiveley shot footage on Hanner’s property near Guffey, as well as other locations in …

02/18/2013
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For a decade, Guffey-based singer-songwriter Lissa Hanner had promised friends and family members she would put together an album of her songs about the people and places she loves in her home state of Colorado. With the official release Feb. 5 of My Colorado on PineCone Records, Hanner …


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