the heckabad mission
Heckabad Music is committed to bringing you music. We've been
doing just that since 1992, when 4-track cassette recorders ruled
and "roots music" was just a twinkle in her daddy's
eye. We'll never claim to have the next big thing, nor will we
pressure you to buy any of the big things we might actually have. We
are merely committed to bringing you music.
We are an independent record label. We are a collective of
musicians. We produce music. We distribute music. We promote
music. We love music.
We believe in the live performance. We pine for the relationship
that existed between performer and audience before the advent of the
phonograph or the wire or the wax or payola. We'd like to think that
a snippet-in-time, stagnant, recording of music does not even
come close to the mind-expanding experience that music
could and should be. Hey, but albums are still pretty darn
We honor and
cherish the marrying of words and music.
We never lose sight of the fact that lyrical song was born
of ancient oral traditions of storytelling to pass down wisdom
and history, and we try our best to nurture that
We shy from using genres to label our artists. Listen, and label
them yourselves if you must. Our goal is poetry, the story, and an
honest day's music. Our ongoing mission is to seek out brave new
stuff, to go where few hipsters have gone before...
Chris Doud's new solo project is finally available on all streaming platforms and hard copies are available in the store.
2 years in the making and finally finished during the great pandemic lockdown. 2-disc album! Disc 1 features Chris' new band,
The Salvage Company: Ryan Coscia on drums and Jacob Canada on the bass.
Disc 2 features a long list of talented musical guests that came by to help out on the tracks.
Brooke Blanche of The Calamity Cubes stopped by to run his new album through the heckabad music machine studios. Looking forward to this awesome songwriter releasing the new album soon!
Shipping costs keep going up!
(sad face) We've been trying to just eat the increases, especially on international orders,
but can't afford to do it any longer.
Just be forewarned, foreign purchasers especially.
We'll try to throw in some extra goodies when we can to help ease the pain...
The 52 Week Club is still going strong.
Heckabad is the proud host of the 52 Week Club; an
international collective of songwriters bent on going
insane. Membership requirements: try to write a song-a-week for
one year. We have helped many of these artists record their music
and continue to promote and rave about their
accomplishments. Check out the 52 Week Club and also on Facebook: 52 Week Club Facebook Page.