DARK ROADS/ROUGH GODS
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About the Nights
Stephen Jenkinson and Gregory Hoskins began collaborating in 2015. They called the live shows they were doing Nights of Grief & Mystery. Initially touring as a duo, then a four-piece band, they concluded their most recent tour (fall 2019) with seven people on the stage.
Their first recording , Nights of Grief & Mystery, was released in 2017 and culled from live performances in Australia and the UK. Dark Roads was released in 2020 recorded live in Los Angeles. Their third release, Rough Gods, their first studio effort, was recorded in Mexico and Canada and released in Nov of 2020.
With 6 international tours under their belt, they have played on three continents, in eight countries, to over 17,000 people, logging over 78,000 miles travelling between venues ranging from tractor sheds in Australia and sheep huts in Iceland to bonafide concert halls in New York and LA.
STEPHEN JENKINSON, MTS, MSW is an activist, teacher, author, and farmer. He is the founder of the Orphan Wisdom School in Tramore, Canada and the author of four books, including Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, the award-winning book about grief and dying, and the great love of life. In 2015, he created Nights of Grief & Mystery with Canadian singer-songwriter Gregory Hoskins. With a 5-piece band, they have mounted international tours and released three albums, most recently DARK ROADS and ROUGH GODS. Most recently, a four-part livestream speaking series, A Generation’s Worth, was presented in Winter 2020. orphanwisdom.com
Canadian recording artist GREGORY HOSKINS’ solo career spans 13 recordings over 30 years and record deals on 3 continents. In addition to his work with Stephen Jenkinson, he has been a long-time collaborator with The Art of Time Ensemble, appearing on stage alongside other notable authors including Michael Ondatje and Margaret Atwood and as a featured vocalist on the ensemble’s 2020 critically lauded release, Ain’t Got Long. He appeared as the featured vocalist for Toronto cult band The Henrys on 2015’s Quiet Industry and also appeared on Kevin Breit’s I Love You in 2020. To listen to Gregory’s full catalogue, visit gregoryhoskins.com
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