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DOCThe Horses Are Loose

The Horses Are Loose present characters, landscapes and stories gleaned from almost 50 years on the road involving racetracks, hockey arenas, border crossings, war zones, protest lines, international solidarity, urban sprawl, gated communities and taverns….on this CD alone, you’ll meet a broad range of historical characters as diverse as Christopher Columbus, Bob Dylan, Marie-Joseph Angelique, Glenn Hall, Hank Williams, Pamela Wallin, and Pete Seeger. You’ll hear of Grade 3’s rising in rebellion, refugees fleeing their borders, slavery in New France, a total eclipse of the sun in Southern Mexico, disappearing farmland in Ontario, NHL hockey scouts on a mission, a Save the World, World Tour, city councillors banning a Walmart, unrequited love and heartache seen through a bottle, a Senate scandal in Ottawa, an homage to the grandfather of American folk music, and of course the story contained in the title track–the night the horses got loose on the Old Ariss Road in Southern Ontario.

Bill Heffernan – The Horses Are Loose- A Review

“Late bloomer recordings don’t always work. At best, some evoke a smile and a nod for a job well, if belatedly, done. Heffernan’s effort is different. These are deep, rich songs that could only have been written by someone who has lived a full and activist – not just active – life. He’s got a pretty stellar cast behind him too!”

Mark Rheaume
CBC radio

1. 1492 (3:08)
2. Walls of Woodbridge (3:20)
3. Hide Out Refugee (4:30)
4. Sunstop and Sheep (4:58)
5. The Horses Are Loose (4:24)
6. Angelique (5:53)
7. Hey Mr. Dylan (3:59)
8. Glenn and the Geese (4:49)
9. Heart Full of Hank (1:43)
10. Day Turned to Night (4:32)
11. Guelph (3:30)
12. There’ll Be No Walmarts Here (2:18)
13. Pass the Brandy Alison (2:57)
14. I’ve Got the All Expenses In, Pamela Wallin Blues (3:49)
15. I Saw Pete at 89 (2:18)
16. I Am Just a Singer/Thirsty Boots (6:28)

* All songs written by Bill Heffernan except Guelph written by Heffernan/Wallace and Thirsty Boots written by Eric Andersen

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Bill-Heffernan_0“A clever wordsmith with a wry wit and devilish gleam in both his eye and his singing. Bill hosts a very lively and creative musical salon with feature guests.”

Toronto Jazz Festival