August 23, 2018

Hadley McCall Thackston: Hadley McCall Thackston

Sometimes a singer-songwriter needs a little convincing to record the songs she has written. Besides writing songs alt-country Hadley McCall Thackston had been dabbling in acting, which turned out not be her thing. A friend urged her to post a demo on Facebook. Singer David Corley tipped off Hugh Christopher Brown, producer, multi-instrumentalist and studio owner. Thackston took the plunge after being invited to cut an album.

The songs on her self-titled album touch base with the Jazz age, country and folk, all the key genres for an ace Americana record. For a newcomer on the scene her vocal delivery is pretty damn amazing: totally at ease storytelling and bravado rolled into one. Recommended if you like Eilen Jewell and Suzanne Jarvie.

Hadley McCall Thackston: vocals
Elijaha Abrams: bass, terz guitar
Gregor Beresford: drums
Hugh Christopher Brown: piano, bass
Burke Caroll: pedal steel
Teilhard Frost: percussion, saxophone, viool
Mark Martin: low flute
Jason Mercer: bass, banjo
Gerard Moloney: accordeon
Jane Scarpantoni: cello

James Abrams: viool (track 4,6,10)
John Abrams: guitar (track 4,6,10), mandolin (track 10)
David Corley: backing vocals (track 5)
Kate Fenner: backing vocals (track 2)
Arabella Clare Fernadez: ukeleleh (track 6)
Sarah McDermott: backing vocals (track 5,6)
Rocky Roberts: steel guitar (track 3)
Cohen ‘Boo’ Samson: guitar (track 2), bass (track 3)
Alexander Tikhenko: bass (track 2)
Joey Wright: mandolin, guitar (track 1,5,8)

Hadley McCall Thackston is released thru Wolfe Island Records (USA) and Continental Record Services (Europe).

Tracks:
  1. Butterfly
  2. Ellipsis
  3. Redbird
  4. Somehow
  5. Change
  6. Wallace's Song
  7. Devil or Angel
  8. No
  9. Ghost
  10. Last Mountain Wall

» Hadley McCall Thackston on Facebook

2 comments:

  1. Love to hear new talent. Reminds me of Amy Winehouse! Great tunes, lyrics - a winner in my opinion!

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  2. Beautiful everything: voice, lyrics, melody!

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