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Hana Pestle plays for students in Bruce lobby

Hana Pestle plays for students in Bruce lobby

Hana Pestle plays for students in Bruce lobby
February 10
00:25 2015

Evan McAlister / Staff Photographer

Armed with an acoustic guitar and a big voice, Hana Pestle filled the Bruce Hall lobby with the sweet sounds of indie rock.

Originating from Billings, Montana, Pestle started her singing career performing in and around her hometown. By the age of 17, she was ready to move up and relocate to Los Angeles.

“L.A. pushes you be a better performer and drives you to improve your music,” Pestle said.

The artist played original material and cover songs from noon to 1 p.m. yesterday as a part of UPC’s Daybreak Series.

“I find inspiration in everything, in relationships and the ocean,” Pestle said.

The concert series is a semester-long event in which artists periodically perform inside the lobby of residence halls.

After the show, she greeted fans with a smile and a Sharpie in hand ready for autographs.

On her three-week college tour, Pestle will visit areas in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

At around $5, fans can buy her CDs from iTunes, Band Camp, or Sound Cloud. The artist also promised new music by the end of the month. 

Pestle also offered some advice for aspiring performers at the concert.

“Put yourself out there, learn your skill set, and play everywhere,” Pestle said.


 The Bruce Hall lobby fills up with students during lunchtime yesterday. Whether the students came to hear Hana Pestle or eat at Bruce cafeteria, Pestle’s music rang through the first floor of the dorm.

10_daybreak_web3 Hana Pestle autographs copies of her CDs for her fans.


Students gather to watch Hana Pestle perform. Pestle was the second artist for the UPC Daybreak Series, a free event that will occur periodically inside residence halls this semester.

Featured Image: Hana Pestle performs in the Bruce Hall lobby yesterday from noon to 1 p.m

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