Hemlock Honey and Crows is an album of songs for the season - my favourite season! Songs of storms, spells and hauntings. Wild gardens and those who plant them. Death, healing and magic. Crows, riddles and dreams. From the women who ran the so-called poisoner schools of old, to the ghosts who follow us home, these songs tell stories round the fire.
Guest musicians from across the US and Germany contributed their time and talents: S. J. Tucker, Alexander James Adams, Sharon Knight, Winter, Dr. Mary C. Crowell, Brenda Sinclair Sutton, Bill Sutton, Jen Midkiff, John Argentiero, W. Scott "Steve" Snyder, Stacy Koviak-Davison, Robyn Mackenzie, Katrina Trujillo-Lucero, Steve Macdonald, Sabine Kinder & Michael Kinder
This album is a healing spell. Ties have been strengthened, distances shortened, new friends made, and music - the strongest magic I know - is born. My deepest overflowing thanks to everyone who has shared their engineering and production knowledge with me while I produce for the first time (especially John) and to Laser Malena-Webber (killer coach and fellow enby) for their enormous support and guidance this year.
Hemlock Honey and Crows has been my happy place for months. I hope you love listening to it.
releases October 29, 2021
All songs written & produced by Leslie Hudson at Blest & Hext Studios, Stratford ON Canada
Leslie's piano, lead & backing vocals recorded in ON; all other tracks recorded at studios in Germany & the USA by contributing musicians
Original painting by Allison Orr of Lunatic and Tide
Layout & design by Leslie Hudson
Leslie Hudson is a Canadian singer songwriter and pianist. Her albums range from storytelling styles to bluesy bar rock to
dialed-up, full-band homages to pop culture. With lyrical piano skills and a voice that cuts through the crowd, her songs dive deep into archetype and folklore, modernizing ancient voices as she shines a spotlight on the shadowy paths we walk through life, myth and media....more