DARK ROADS/ROUGH GODS
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Two new records from Stephen Jenkinson and Gregory Hoskins: DARK ROADS (live concert recordings), and ROUGH GODS (studio recordings).
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, STONE FENCE SAGAS, were presented in Fall 2020. orphanwisdom.com
GREGORY HOSKINS’ career spans 11 recordings over 28 years and record deals on 3 continents. Hoskins’ lyrics and voice tend to break and bind at the same time in songs that are steeped in beauty and a muscular type of sorrow…and he does it over propulsive grooves, brooding electric guitar work, and rich sonics. He uses those sonic textures to underpin Jenkinson’s readings, too, using synth throbs along with vocal, trumpet, and live looping. Material from his most recent solo release, Vain + Alone, is featured in the Nights of Grief and Mystery and his latest collaboration with Jenkinson, DARK ROADS and ROUGH GODS. To listen to Gregory’s full catalogue, visit gregoryhoskins.com