The Hello Darlins – The Alders & The Ashes


The Hello Darlins - The Alders & The Ashes

The Hello Darlins – The Alders & The Ashes
Format: 2CD – 2Vinyl LP
Label: Continental Song City – Continental Record Services
Release: 2024

Release date: March 2024

Led by Romani-Canadian musician, Candace Lacina and world-renowned keyboardist Mike Little, The Hello Darlins are some of Canada’s most in-demand professional session & touring musicians who came together to forge a distinct hybrid of country, gospel and blues.

With millions of streams and three Canadian Folk Music Awards nominations, The Hello Darlins took the show on the road for 187 days in 2023. As individuals, the members of The Hello Darlins are known for backing some of the biggest names in music (BB King, Shania Twain, Rodney Crowell), and as a band they have paid their dues playing live in other configurations.

Referred to as a “ONE-BAND AMERICANA FESTIVAL”, international audiences had the first chance to see them in 2023 when the band showcased at UK Americana Music Week, along with performing for Canada Day in London’s Trafalgar Square and a third tour of Europe.

Often compared to The Eagles, The Band, Bonnie Raitt and classic country acts like Dolly Parton and The Carter Family, it’s impossible not to be moved by the band’s flawless group harmonies and ability to deliver the highest level of musicianship in a variety of styles that encompass the Americana Genre.

The Hello Darlins’ ambitious sophomore effort was recorded at L.A.’s famed United Recording Studios with multi-Grammy winning engineer Ross Hogarth (John Mellencamp, Edgar Winter, Joe Bonamassa, Jewel), and contributions from bassist Bob Glaub (Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty) and drummer Chad Cromwell (Neil Young, Brian Wilson, Dolly Parton). The Hello Darlins were also fortunate to partner for a second time on mixes with Grammy Award winner Mike Poole. (Robert Plant, Patti Griffin, Alabama, Dolly Parton, Buddy & Julie Miller)

The title ‘The Alders & The Ashes’ is symbolic of change and growth. Certainly, the band has a lot to be excited for in 2024, already with several significant announcements – including two more tours of Europe and a prime slot at the iconic Tønder Festival, headlined by Rodney Crowell.

With the release of 17 new tracks and another album already in the works, The Hello Darlins are definitely ready to see many future seasons of excitement.


Vinyl 1, Side A (CD 1 in same order
01. Forgiving Cain and Loving Abel
02. What is a Broken Heart for?
03. Sea that Meets the Sky – feat JD Edwards
04. Lay Down Low
05. Highway 355

Vinyl 1 Side B
06. Better Days – feat Dave Fenley
07. Don’t you Fall
08. Carefree Arizona
09. Died With His Boots On

Viny 2 Side A (CD 2 in same order)
01. Reasons to Cry
02. Best Worst Mistake
03. Lonely Shore – feat. Ruby Friedman
04. Mama Knows

Vinyl 2 Side B
05. Do it Up Right
06. Devil in the Dark
07. Stranger in the Mirror feat Martin Sexton – RADIO Edit
08. Stranger in the Mirror – feat Martin Sexton Extended version

New Single ‘Don’t You Fall’