New single released - february 22, 2018
Now live, the new PORCH SESSIONS live performances and the new single GREAT PRAYER which released November 1, 2017.
To the Oceanic Oneness of Humanity……………………may we help and hold each other. Released November 1, 2017, GREAT PRAYER is a passionate incantation and anthemic song that speaks to our fragile place and balance on the planet - and in our Universe.
This single was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered at Sound Extractor Studios, Edmonton, Alberta, April to July 2017. It was produced by Jeff Kynoch and mastered by Stew Kirkwood. Along with Jeff and Stew, other featured artists are Lara Tang and Chris Tabbert. Again thanks to Kendel Vreeling of KendelMakes.com for the album artwork, and Valeeshia Young of HelloValeeshia.com for publishing support.
All proceeds are being donated to Doctors Without Borders / Medicines Sans Frontieres
ABOUT KINGS IN THE TREES
Released September 19th, 2017 this single is dedicated to The Tragically Hip who are the inspiration for this ode and are an iconic inspiration to music and art in Canada. All proceeds are being donated to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research - Sunnybrook Foundation:https://donate.sunnybrook.ca/braincancerresearch
This single was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered at Sound Extractor Studios, Edmonton, Alberta, April to July 2017.
I thank my producer Jeff Kynoch for his continued gifts in production and engineering of this single and for his musicianship. I thank Stew Kirkwood for his mastering, and multi-instrumental virtuosity, Chris Tabbert for his exquisite electric guitar work, and Lara Tang for joining me on another project with her beautiful voice.
Creative thank you to Kendel Vreeling of KendelMakes.com for the single artwork and graphic design. I also thank Valeeshia Young of HelloValeeshia.com for her managerial input in circulating my published work. Hugs and thanks to Lindsey Locke of LindseyCatherine.ca for beautifully capturing some special moments with everyone on the trio of singles developed over April to July.
Gratitude to my family who consistently support my music life, and to my friends for their unflagging encouragement.
about where to now
This fabulous new album is a sumptuous richly woven album of songs grounded in the contemporary tradition of thickly polyphonic acoustic and electric instruments traveling at light speed. Traverse this cosmic trail from the inspired age of Donovan to Jefferson Airplane to Nick Drake, Cocteau Twins to Pink Floyd to contemporary Indie song writing. Downloads from this project are being donated to Doctors Without Borders / Medicines Sans Frontieres who are aiding the refugee crisis.
ABOUT VAUGHAN HOY
VAUGHAN HOY'S music is a hypnotic blend of thickly polyphonic acoustic and electric instruments traveling a transcendental path.
He is an emerging Canadian artist. His music has a transcendental aural scope within the contemporary tradition of thickly polyphonic acoustic and electric instruments. His music is a blend of folk, roots, rock, and 'out of tradition' elements that create a noticeably distinctive and individual realm within the genre of Indie music.
His compositions and songwriting matter ranges personal and other peoples stories, poetry, and the existential spirit and nature of being human within the global landscape. He has been fusing his experiences, new stories, and contemporary issues and subjects into his music and song writing. Vaughan's music is grounded in acoustic writing first.
He is a prolific new artist with three albums and five singles to his credit between 2012 and 2018. His third album Where To Now released in 2016 charted #15 on the Top 30 in Nova Scotia and #21 on the Top 30 in Alberta on Earshot. He performs both solo, and when the universe aligns, with collaborating artists.
Vaughan was born in British Columbia, Canada and grew up in Western Australia, England, and the United States.