Tod Hughes new album Time Slow Down is the most refreshing roots rock record I’ve heard this year. Within seconds of clicking play I was hooked and you best believe that thing is getting repeated…again and again.
A Canadian storyteller, Tod Hughes pours his unique brand of pure heart and soul into every song he writes. One is left to ponder how his cup never empties.
Tod was born and raised in the musical hot bed of Winnipeg, Canada and lives with his family in Calgary, Canada. Tod is active in the local music scene, business and charity in the community. Many of Tod’s concerts put on are for the direct benefit of charity, where all proceeds go to support those in need. These charities have included education in developing countries, micro-finance and the recent refugee crisis in Syria.
Imagine John Prine in a jam session with Randy Newman when Wilco shows up and suggests “Drinking Coffee in a Hipster Place” might lead to a brainstorming session whence the trio decides taking their favorite elements of The Grateful Dead and blending them with stylistic nuances of Dire Straits would create, not only an inspirational record, but one guaranteed to rock and move your soul into action.
The pristine storytelling and unique creative energy of Tod Hughes is the icing on this musical layer cake.
Time Slow Down features the local musicians in Tod’s band, called the Tod Hughes Project. Tod likes to say it is more a collective than a band, with each skilled musician bringing their own talent and interpretation to the songs which Tod has written and sings.