Musik Radio Promotions presents Tod Hughes
Singer Songwriter, Americana, Folk, Rock, Country
Musik and Film
Tod Hughes / SOCAN
Tod Hughes Quotes and Reviews
“Hughes clearly establishes himself as an important new talent.”
“they certainly serve notice of Tod Hughes’ songwriting skills”
“We need more simple albums. On his debut EP Changin’ Gears, Tod Hughes dispenses with eardrum busting production, elaborate song structures, and strident theatricality. He presents listeners with six straightforward songs written about subjects drawn from everyday life and musically tailored along similar lines. The Canadian based singer/songwriter’s gifts are real. He has discernment enough to pull back on the reins enough to entertain audiences instead of letting his self-indulgence fly, but he has a talent for twisting and uncovering illuminating turns of phrase. “
“There is a higher intelligence presiding over these songs, but it informs the artistry; it’s the hand behind the curtain. “
‘there’s a refreshing amount of humor throughout the album”
Tod Hughes hails from Calgary, Canada where he lives with his family. Tod writes real music that comes from the heart, stories of love, hurt, happiness, fear, disappointment and fun. A message of hope is thread through the stories, which are at times very serious and other times a bit tongue in cheek. The toe tapping melodies and memorable choruses will stick in your mind for days after hearing them. They are told with truth and respect.
“Drinking Coffee in a Hipster Place” is the first single to be released from Tod’s new album “Time Slow Down”. This is Tod’s first full length album, and is a follow up to his debut EP, “Changing Gears”. One song on the first album, “Brad’s Song”, (which was written for Tod’s brother who passed away after battling cancer and paralysis), went to number 2 on radio charts in Louisiana, and the album charted in the US and enjoyed significant radio play worldwide. The album was also picked up for TV by the Discovery Channel, NASCAR Station and others.
The new album continues with the theme of real music, played by real people with little in the way of digital interference. The musicians on the new album are the regular folks that play live with Tod.
Tod has his own unique style of performing and writing and he draws inspiration from the honesty of songs written by the great storytellers of our time, men like Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, JJ Cale, Neil Young and Leonard Cohen. Tod loves to have fun and to share these stories live, and along with his band puts on a high energy, compelling live show, which resonates with folks of all ages.