The Bittersweets

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The Bittersweets
Origin San Francisco, California
United States
Genres Alternative country, folk, pop, rock
Years active 2005- present
Labels Virt Records, Compass Records, Poor Valley Recording Co.
Members Hannah Prater
Chris Meyers

The Bittersweets are an alternative country duo from Nashville, Tennessee, founded by singer-songwriter Chris Meyers (guitar, keyboards, vocals) and Hannah Prater (vocals, guitar) in 2005. They frequently tour venues and festivals in the Southern United States.[1]


Meyers and Prater met in San Francisco, California after Meyers had moved there after attending Kenyon College in Ohio. Before they met, Hannah Prater had toured as a jazz vocalist in Europe.[2] Prater, a California native, is the child of two music teachers.[1] Meyers, born in Massachusetts, began playing guitar in his teens and toured locally while still in college.

Before releasing their first full length album, The Bittersweets opened for Train at the Fillmore West in San Francisco.[2] According to their official biography,[clarification needed] "The manager of a teenaged [sic] musician Meyers was tutoring got the Bittersweets’ demo into the hands of taste-making San Francisco station KFOG" which helped broaden their success. After their third public appearance they signed with Virt Records.[1] After moving to Nashville the band signed with Compass Records.[1]


Studio Albums[edit]

The Life You Always Wanted[edit]

Goodnight, San Francisco[edit]

Extended Play Release[edit]


  • Released January 1, 2005 on the Poor Valley Recording Co. label
  • Tracks
    1. Long Day 4:06
    2. Mostly Happy People 3:39
    3. Shooting Out the Sky 4:39
    4. Bag of Bones 4:41
    5. Houston 5:12

Live Albums[edit]

Long Way From Home[edit]

Live in Atlanta 2.4.09[edit]

  • Released February 10, 2009 on
  • Tracks
    1. Wreck 4:41
    2. Blue 4:17
    3. Fortunate Wind 2:34
    4. Prison 3:49
    5. Birmingham 4:07
    6. Goodnight, San Francisco 4:19
    7. Is Anyone Safe 4:09
    8. My Sweet Love 4:10
    9. Long Day 3:57

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