“By the side of the sleepy canal . . .” and a beckoning bed of strings. So begins The Hale & Hearty, the debut release from Heyward Howkins. Produced by Chet Delcampo (an accomplished artist in his own right who has been linked with Smokey Robinson, Kid Congo Powers, David Lovering, and Fred Myrow). Like a patchwork suit, it’s equal parts British tweed (see Nick Drake, John Cale, The Smiths) and dusty American flannel (see Bon Iver, M. Ward, Damien Jurado).

Here is Heyward Howkins‘ gorgeously crafted single, “The Raucous Calls of Morning.” The song is one that is beautifully balanced, between the steady notes of the piano and the lively, organic quality of the percussions. It appears on Heyward Howkins’ most recent project, The Hale & Hearty, which is currently available for purchase via his Bandcamp page. Stream the closing track of the album below.

Heyward Howkins – “The Raucous Call of Morning”

Pigeons & Planes is all about music discovery, supporting new artists, and delivering the best music curation online and IRL. Follow us on and .