Paul Arnone, singer-songwriter and native Floridian, is a painter, graphic artist, professional photographer, video producer and musician.
Tami Wingard is also a native Floridian, having grown up in the orange grove country of west central Florida. Tami has been singing since she was a child, when she kept her AM transistor radio pressed to her ear (even as she went to sleep). Tami played clarinet in the high school band, and has since expanded her musical abilities to include the mandolin, harmonica and various percussive instruments. She sang with local bands in Tampa prior to joining Paul in 2003.
Paul and Tami travel the state of Florida playing the seasonal festival circuit as the contemporary folk duo Hannah’s Whirl.
Both Paul and Tami work as medical professionals at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. In their work, they share the uncommon experience of dealing daily with people who must fight the toughest of fights or bear the weight of the most unspeakable sadness. Having the opportunity to witness the lives of these people keeps Paul and Tami focused on the things that are most important in life and helps them maintain a philosophical perspective in their own daily living.
Paul’s original songs are an expression of a direct emotional connection to a wide variety of subjects. Song topics range from “Florida” songs and environmental awareness to personal, family and spiritual relationships. His lyrics are subtle and moving, with a keen sense of the power of the spoken word. The songs are often poetic and visually graphic, highlighting the nuance of an event or the hidden subtlety of a moment. His sense for the visual and his powerful spiritual awareness fuel the fire of his musical creativity.
Their acoustic music is guitar driven, augmented with vocal harmonies and instruments including mandolin, harmonica, clarinet and percussion.
Tami's strong vocal skills and musical sensitivity give her the ability to create unique harmonies. These, coupled with Paul's evocative lyrics, give Hannah’s Whirl its sweet and sometimes haunting sound.