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Farms & fans help Bristol musician release her first album

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Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



Helen Hummel lead.jpg
HELEN HUMMEL PRACTICES her music last fall near A Happy Farm in Antrim, N.H. She now lives in Bristol and has just released her first full-length album, “Many Waters.”

Farm-to-table is a common phrase that most of us are used to these days, but how about farm-to-musician? Not so much.

It isn’t every day you meet a rising singer/songwriter who got her start by swapping hard labor on farms for voice lessons and recording studio time. But that’s exactly what Helen Hummel did.

It all started in high school and college — an awkward and “roughly silent time” for Hummel.

“I took a job on a farm in Lincoln in exchange for vocal lessons,” she explained (as if it were totally normal).

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