Led by Romani-Canadian musician, Candace Lacina and world-renowned keyboardist Mike Little, Canadian folk/country/roots collective 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, showing that the band sounds just as powerful on stage as it does in the studio. 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. From there, The Hello Darlins joined with their friend Matt Andersen for a 36-date, cross-Canada tour that marked their formal introduction to audiences in their home country. Playing sold out shows in revered venues such as Massey Hall (Toronto) to the National Arts Centre (Ottawa) the band proved they were truly ready for big stages by delivering a tight, uplifting show that highlighted the musical skills of each member.

Often compared to The EaglesThe BandBonnie 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. “It’s like having a songbook that doesn’t fence you in.” says Candace. “We love to play everything, and the album represents our live show. Mike comes from blues and rock, and I come from the house of bluegrass and gospel. We were also bottle-raised by folk and country music and most of all – we really love songwriting.”

Making a name as one of the biggest breakthrough artists on the international Americana scene with their debut album Go By Feel, The Hello Darlins have returned with an even more ambitious collection of material for 2024 – a double album titled The Alders & The Ashes.