Welcome To Hat Creek Records

June 1, 2014

Hat Creek

Hat Creek Records is committed to quality music. We connect with singer-song writers around the world to get their music to you. We help you get the best music available. We have strong musical knowledge and can match your individual needs to the music. At Hat Creek Records, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice in a pressure free environment. It’s about world music with local flavour. Hat Creek Records is a resource for the music and arts community in Alberta and beyond. You can find CDs and vinyl here from all over the world at Hat Creek Records.

Hat Creek Records receives support from the Silk Road Arts Council of Hat Creek, Alberta.


New From Mary Gauthier

May 15, 2014

New From Laura Smith

December 22, 2013


New From Little Miss Higgins – Bison Ranch

September 5, 2013


Little Miss Higgins was born in Brooks, AB. and now makes her home in Nokomis, SK. Adding more to her already well establish Prairie Cred, she has teamed up with a group of musicians called the Winnipeg Five for a new album. Their collaborative new CD, Bison Ranch Recording Sessions, comes out at the beginning of September 2013.

The Winnipeg Five were formerly known as the F-Holes. They are a rootsy quintet from Winnipeg, MB. Little Miss Higgins joined forces with the band for a live-off-the-floor recording session at a converted bison ranch during a chilly April in 2013.

The press release for Bison Ranch Recording Sessions this CD includes all the creaks, crackles as well as crow cawings that one might expect of a live recording such as this one. The experience of recording live brought out the authenticity of Litte Miss Higgin’s earthy roots music, along with the talent of the musicians. The album follows Little Miss Higgins’ 2010 release Across the Plains.

You can expect to hear Little Miss Higgins & the Winnipeg Five on tour in Alberta in September and across North America this fall in support of the brilliant record.

New From Lori McKenna – Massachusetts

April 5, 2013


My name is Lori McKenna.  I am releasing my 6th full-length studio record in April 2013.  It is called MASSACHUSETTS. I’m a housewife and a townie.  I am a songwriter – or song chaser depending on the day.  A song can be a tricky thing – no matter how simple it is.  And most songs have a tendency to haunt me. But I believe that blessings come in disguise and that demons do too.  And that, if we work it out right, our demons can be our blessings.

The long version of the short story is that I’ve been writing songs since I was a kid.  I grew up in a loving and musical family.  I got married when I was 19.  We have a bunch of kids.  When I was 27 someone talked me into playing at a local open mic.   By then we had 3 of our 5 kids and those kids unknowingly gave me just enough confidence to try something so out of character.  The problem was – Boston has a tremendously nurturing music scene, and I fell hard in love with it – and they let me in. So I put out some records.  I played shows.  Faith Hill and Tim McGraw championed my little songs and I made some more records.  I was on Oprah with Faith.  I played the Grand Ole Opry.  I played stadiums and clubs and church basements.  And along the way I had a number of people hold me up and help me out.

The short version of the long story is that music has provided me with some of the most important and meaningful relationships in my life.  I wanted to make a record with some of those people who have been part of my musical life since it’s very beginning.  It was time to make a record in the community of musicians that gave me the opportunity to learn who I am as a songwriter.


New From The Steel Wheels – No More Rain

April 1, 2013


New From Son Volt – Honky Tonk

March 1, 2013


From Anna Ternheim – The Night Visitor

February 1, 2013


From Tracy O’Connell – Durango Red

January 14, 2013


From Sera Cahone – Deer Creek Canyon

January 12, 2013