Daily Vault reviews Jimmy & The Moon

Carlos News, Stephen Stanley Band

“Let’s begin with props where they are surely due: this album sounds like a rock album should. It has not been overproduced or overprogrammed. Every instrument—guitar, bass, drums, organ—sounds live, regardless of how or when it was recorded. And it’s clear Autotune never touched the vocals, whose imperfections shine like diamonds, reminding you that this is real music made by real human beings.”

NOW Magazine: “…the first album made inside a Canadian federal women’s prison”

Carlos Media, News, Pros and Cons Program

It looks like a community centre or a campus – inmates live in shared housing, wear their own clothes, order groceries once a week – but Kitchener’s Grand Valley Institution for Women is a prison. “We can walk around [between buildings],” an inmate tells me, “but we can’t leave.” We’re sitting in a gymnasium set up for a special International …

570 News: Women’s prison in Kitchener releases music album in a Canadian first

Carlos Media, News, Pros and Cons Program

Talk about dropping bars behind bars. Inmates at the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener have released a 10-song music album, called “Undisclosed Location.” It’s the first album written and recorded at a federal women’s prison in Canada and part of the Pros and Cons Program. Founder of the program Hugh Christopher Brown tells 570 NEWS it all started …

Album Review – Jimmy & The Moon (No Sleep Til Sudbury)

Carlos News, Stephen Stanley Band

“The other half is the album’s musical sophistication and songwriting scope. The power of Jimmy & The Moon lies in the fact that while it’s imbued in Canadiana, it doesn’t allow itself to be limited by it. The musicianship is grand and superior… Warm, pure nationalistic sincerity with worldly swagger. Albums like this one make me proud to be Canadian.”

Jimmy & The Moon review (Fervor Coulee)

Carlos News, Stephen Stanley Band

“Reminding me a bit of The Rainmakers Flirting With the Universe, The Stephen Stanley Band’s Jimmy & The Moon is a blast of Americana that mixes just enough rock to keep listeners invigorated without detraction. They are a terrific band…”

Five Questions With… Hugh Christopher Brown (FYI Music News)

Carlos Hugh Christopher Brown, News

“As one of Canada’s consummate musicians over the past three decades, Hugh Christopher Brown (better known to many as Chris Brown through his partnership with vocalist Kate Fenner and their former band Bourbon Tabernacle Choir) has always tapped into the spiritual healing power of song…It’s the kind of soul music few artists outside of, say, Van Morrison, ever attempt…”