August 23, 2018

Hadley McCall Thackston: Hadley McCall Thackston

Sometimes a singer-songwriter needs a little convincing to record the songs she has written. Besides writing alt-country songs Hadley McCall Thackston had been dabbling in acting, which turned out not be her thing. A friend urged her to post a demo on Facebook. Singer David Corley tipped off Hugh Christopher Brown, producer, multi-instrumentalist and studio owner. Thackston took the plunge after being invited to cut an album.

The songs on her self-titled album touch base with the Jazz age, country and folk, all the key genres for an ace Americana record. For a newcomer on the scene her vocal delivery is pretty damn amazing: totally at ease storytelling and bravado rolled into one. Recommended if you like Eilen Jewell and Suzanne Jarvie.

Hadley McCall Thackston: vocals
Elijaha Abrams: bass, terz guitar
Gregor Beresford: drums
Hugh Christopher Brown: piano, bass
Burke Caroll: pedal steel
Teilhard Frost: percussion, saxophone, viool
Mark Martin: low flute
Jason Mercer: bass, banjo
Gerard Moloney: accordeon
Jane Scarpantoni: cello

James Abrams: viool (track 4,6,10)
John Abrams: guitar (track 4,6,10), mandolin (track 10)
David Corley: backing vocals (track 5)
Kate Fenner: backing vocals (track 2)
Arabella Clare Fernadez: ukeleleh (track 6)
Sarah McDermott: backing vocals (track 5,6)
Rocky Roberts: steel guitar (track 3)
Cohen ‘Boo’ Samson: guitar (track 2), bass (track 3)
Alexander Tikhenko: bass (track 2)
Joey Wright: mandolin, guitar (track 1,5,8)

Hadley McCall Thackston is released thru Wolfe Island Records (USA) and Continental Record Services (Europe).

  1. Butterfly
  2. Ellipsis
  3. Redbird
  4. Somehow
  5. Change
  6. Wallace's Song
  7. Devil or Angel
  8. No
  9. Ghost
  10. Last Mountain Wall

» Hadley McCall Thackston on Facebook


  1. Love to hear new talent. Reminds me of Amy Winehouse! Great tunes, lyrics - a winner in my opinion!

  2. Beautiful everything: voice, lyrics, melody!