Pros and Cons is a restorative justice program producing and recording original music in Canadian prisons.
Rocky Roberts gathers Wolfe Island Records alumni in social isolation to support health care workers and memorialize loved ones.
You probably recognize John Prine and Ellis Marsalis. They are joined by Skylar Herbert in memorial and loving wishes to them and all families experiencing loss.
Spring does drive creativity, and on Wolfe Island, we are nurturing new work while watching out for those on the island at risk — making sure everybody has enough food in a time when many are isolated and others can’t work. Where we can, it feels like our best role is to try and inject some positivity into lives that …
“I Believe” by Paul J Bolger & Hugh Christopher Brown
“Methods” by Hugh Christopher Brown, performed by The Ropes with Kate Fenner
“The Yield” by Kate Fenner, performed by The Ropes with Kate Fenner
“Next to Me” from The Stephen Stanley Band’s new record ‘Jimmy & The Moon’ produced by Hugh Christopher Brown. Featuring Hadley McCall Thackston.
Here Comes My Love from Brown’s album PACEM featuring lifelong collaborator Kate Fenner Directed by Sean Michael Turrell
“Lost” from the album “Undisclosed Location” was recorded inside Grand Valley Institution for Women and performed and written by the inmates. This music video was shot on location inside the prison. We also present to you “Delicate Love,” a lead track from the collection about to be released from Joyceville Institution. The Pros and Cons prison music program continues to …
From the album PACEM Directed by Sean Michael Turrell Animation by Paul Bolger (Pillarstone Productons) Post Production/FX by Mark Power Filmed on location at the Wolfe Island Community Rink Hatter Lyndsay Young
“The Great Unknowing” from Hugh Christopher Brown’s new release Pacem was inspired by his work making music in prisons. The track features Lloyd Ingraham on vocals, one of the first participants in the Pros and Cons program. Brown says, “Coming to terms with ourselves is a great challenge — particularly the ways you have harmed others or suffered yourself. Music is one of …
Sweet chops, Hugh Christopher Brown!
“For a newcomer on the scene her vocal delivery is pretty damn amazing: totally at ease storytelling and bravado rolled into one.” Read the whole article at Here Comes The Flood: http://werksman.blogspot.com/2018/08/hadley-mccall-thackston-hadley-mccall.html
“From the first flutterings of the opening song, Butterflies, to the closing Last Mountain Waltz the album springs, fully formed, from Miss Thackston’s imaginative mind and the excellent arrangement and production skills of Hugh Christopher Brown.” Read the whole article at Blabber ‘n’ Smoke: https://paulkerr.wordpress.com/2018/08/17/hadley-mccall-thackston-wolfe-island-records/
“Captivating Country Folk Songs For a Fine Summer’s Evening.” Read the whole article at The Rocking Magpie: https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2018/08/16/hadley-mccall-thackston-self-titled-album/
“I think if you spend 15-20 years in a band, you can’t escape the influence on your music whether you want to or not. But the nicest and most consistent viewpoint that has emerged from reviews of Jimmy & the Moon has been that I have stepped away and done something new.” Read the whole article at A Study in …
“Here’s a folksy/trad album with a bit of a modern edge… Intriguing sepia tones indianpharmall.com.” Read the whole article at Jazz Weekly: http://www.jazzweekly.com/2018/08/hadley-mccall-thackston-hadley-mccall-thackston/
“It’s a beautifully written account of a young woman’s coming of age, with reflections on childhood, insecurity, adolescence, peer pressure, self-doubt and reconciliation.” Read the whole article at LonesomeHighway.com: http://lonesomehighway.com/music-reviews/tag/hadley-mccall-thackston
“Blessed with a gorgeous rasp of a voice, redolent of Tom Waits, Lou Reed and at times Van Morrison, and with songs soaked in hard-won memories and images that materialise as he sings, he has built up a dedicated core of fans, particularly in Europe and Ireland.” Read the whole article at FolkAndTumble.com: http://folkandtumble.com/interview-with-david-corley/
“Hadley surprises her songs with a versatility that would have been expected of more accomplished veterans” — (via Google Translate) Read the whole article (in German) at Westzeit.de: http://www.westzeit.de/interviews/?id=2148&tp=HADLEY_McCALL_THACKSTON_Keine_Ahnung