Li’l Andy – The Complete Recordings of Hezekiah Procter


Li'l Andy - The Complete Recordings of Hezekiah Procter

Li’l Andy – The Complete Recordings of Hezekiah Procter
Format: CD – Vinyl LP – Book
Label: Independent
Release: 2023

‘The Complete Recordings of Hezekiah Procter’ is a live medicine show act, a dazzling display of virtuosity by Canada’s most revered old-time and folk musicians, and a performance art piece that takes audiences back to the beginnings of country music.

A collaboration between Montreal songwriter Li’l Andy and folk festival darlings Sheesham and Lotus & ‘Son, The Complete Recordings of Hezekiah Procter sees Andy adopting the persona of “Hezekiah Procter” a long-lost legend of oldtime music. The group combines harmony vocals, fiddles, banjos, sousaphone and theatre to recreate the stage show of “Hezekiah Procter.”

The album began as Andy writing old-time country songs as Hezekiah Procter, imagining the singer’s troubled life and legend through song. He then recruited the multi-instrumentalists of Sheesham and Lotus & ‘Son to record those songs on a “wirerecorder” — an actual antique piece of recording equipment from the 1920s. The double album they made together sounds like a new discovery of 78rpms records from the early days of country music.

Included in that box-set is a novel written by Li’l Andy telling the entire, fictional life story of Hezekiah Procter, a performer as talented and troubled as Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers or Robert Johnson.


Confirmed European Tour Dates:

14/06: Copenhagen, DK – Alice
15/06: Norderstedt, DE – Music Star
16/06: Drachten, NL – Iduna
17/06: Nijmegen, NL – Kids ‘n’ Billies Festival
18/06: Terschelling, NL – Oerol Festival
19/06: Lint, BE – ’t Groot Verzet
20/06: Krefeld, DE – Kulturrampe
23/06: Bottelare, BE – ’t Ketske
24/06: Rotterdam, NL – Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival
25/06: Middelburg, NL – Eindeloos Eiland Festival