“peg city roots music, stories from the longitudinal centre of Canada”
Slow Train Home is an original alt-country music project imagined by singer songwriter Tod Hughes who hails from Winnipeg, Calgary (27 years), and Winnipeg again. The name is inspired by the long journey home to the heart of the Canadian prairies over way more years than was ever planned. Also, it is inspired by the music of the road of life and the journey through time as much as the distance traveled.
Hughes is joined on the Train by legendary Winnipeg producer, engineer, musician, songwriter Chris Brett who has been part of some of the biggest bands and albums to come out of Winnipeg over the years. CB plays lead guitar, sings and acts as music director in the band.
Also on board the Train is Cary Bilcowski AKA Sgt. Bilco, a multi instrumentalist singer/songwriter born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Cary plays bass, baritone guitar and sings with STH.
Donovan Locken is a super talented multi-instrumentalist (and carpenter!) who plays mandolin and sings in STH.
Drummer, Jaime Carrasco lays down the beat to hold the whole thing together.
The music is soulful, thoughtful, toe tapping and memorable.
“Basically categorizing Hughes’ work on Time Stand Still is like hypothetically taking Robert Plant’s “Sea Of Love”, and mashing it with Rosemary Clooney’s “Sway” and Elvis Costello’s “You’ll Never Be A Man”, it’s like a familiar oddity.”