Noeline Hofmann Joins La Honda Records

Noeline Hofmann Joins La Honda Records

Canadian songwriter Noeline Hofmann turns the hard work of her rural Alberta home into beautiful lyrics that break dawn and set sun on a universal landscape. Her voice makes familiar the prairie she sings of as a breeze rolls grasslands or dances the ears of cattle. You listen to her songs and you see them – she doesn’t ask you to believe the lyrics. She does not need to ask because you feel them. That’s authenticity. That’s the La Honda Sound.

So it is with great joy that today we welcome Noeline to the label. Her original song “Purple Gas” was recently released in collaboration with Zach Bryan as a duet. In the coming weeks, La Honda Records will begin releasing more of her stunning songs. To share this news with you all now means the world, as we have come to know, over the last several months, the genuine and sincere woman who is Noeline Hofmann.

Listen to the duet "Purple Gas" with Zach Bryan.

Watch the original solo version of "Purple Gas" on TikTok.

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La Honda Records Celebrates 5 Years

La Honda Records Celebrates 5 Years

Around midnight on May 31, 2019, a simple conversation sparked a remarkable journey. Connie asked, “Why don’t we start a record label?” and Travis replied, “We could.”

Today marks the fifth anniversary of that idea becoming reality. What began as a late-night dream has flourished into something we couldn’t have imagined back then. We are incredibly grateful for the journey and the milestones we’ve reached along the way.

Special love and thanks go out to the talented artists who put their trust in us every day. Your creativity and passion are the heart of La Honda Records, and we are honored to be part of your musical journey.

We also want to express our deepest appreciation to the two incredible ladies, Stacey and Taylor, in the picture with us. Your dedication and hard work keep us on track, allowing us to do what we do best. Without you, none of this would be possible.

Lastly, to everyone who follows and supports La Honda Records, both from the outside and within – thank you! Your unwavering support means the world to us. Here’s to many more years of great music and shared success. 

And now, on with the show.

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Colter Wall and Friends – More Dates Announced

Colter Wall and Friends – More Dates Announced
Due to overwhelming demand, we've added more dates to the "Colter Wall and Friends" 2024 tour. Get ready to experience an unforgettable night of raw, authentic country music with Colter and his lineup of friends.
JUL 13, 2024
Big Flat Folk Festival
Eastend, SK
JUL 19, 2024
Deschutes County Fairgrounds Expo Center
Redmond, OR

SEP 28, 2024
KettleHouse Amphitheater
Bonner, MT
SEP 29, 2024
KettleHouse Amphitheater
Bonner, MT
OCT 1, 2024
Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
Nampa, ID
OCT 4, 2024
RedWest Festival, Utah State Fairpark
Salt Lake City, UT
OCT 6, 2024
Cheyenne Civic Center
Cheyenne, WY
OCT 8, 2024
Vibrant Music Hall
Waukee, IA
OCT 9, 2024
Central Bank Downtown Live
Columbia, MO
OCT 10, 2024
Stifel Theatre
St Louis, MO
OCT 11, 2024
FirstBank Amphitheater
Franklin, TN
OCT 12, 2024
Ashland Riverfront Park
Ashland, KY
FoxFire Festival
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Scott Ballew Featured in Holler.

Scott Ballew Featured in Holler.

"'I think the stuff that resonates on a visceral level is stuff that might not be sonically perfect, but it still feels compelling,' said Ballew.

"He expands, 'It comes down to honesty and simplicity. I mean, Colter and I sing in totally different ways. But I think I think you can tell when someone's just singing, naturally and honestly, versus a classically trained, perfect singer. There's just so much stuff out there, and the music on the radio can be over-produced. So when you find something surprisingly raw, understated or rough around the edges, it finds its home with those people that are looking for a real experience'.

"'I've never thought I have a classically good voice', Scott Ballew confesses, 'So when I'm in a room with other musicians that can make it sound really nice, my instinct is to cover it up as much as possible with their goodness. Mike Nau, who produced Rio Bravo, and some of the other musicians were really good at giving me the confidence to let the space provide some of that power. The way we recorded it, it was kind of half-live and spontaneous - half the songs we recorded in one day. Then the other half, it was a bit of a Frankenstein experiment between Mike and I virtually. I'd have a minute to sit with the songs with just the piano or the guitar, and Mike would add one thing at a time, and that approach allowed it to be more stripped down than it probably would have been live.'"

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7 RIAA Platinum and Gold Certifications for Colter Wall

7 RIAA Platinum and Gold Certifications for Colter Wall

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has certified five of Colter Wall's singles Gold and one Platinum. Joining the list is the album, "Imaginary Appalachia" with a Gold certification.

Colter Wall's iconic song, "Sleeping on the Blacktop", released in June 2015, has earned Platinum certification.

Other singles achieving Gold certification are: 

  • "The Devil Wears a Suit and Tie"
  • "Kate McCannon"
  • "Caroline (featuring Belle Plaine)"
  • "Cowpoke"
  • "Fraulein (feating Tyler Childers)"

Review the RIAA Certifications for Colter Wall >

Saving Country Music Celebrates Certifications >

Whiskey Riff Congratulates Platinum and Gold Certifications >

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Playlist Contest

Playlist Contest
Curate the ultimate La Honda playlist that sets the vibe and you could win big! We're giving away three $50 gift cards to the La Honda Records store that will be randomly selected from contest entries. Share your La Honda playlists and get rewarded! Continue reading

Scott Ballew Album!

Scott Ballew Album!
Scott Ballew's newest album releases March 29th.  Check out his interview with Flood Magazine here. Continue reading

VNE and CW at The Two Step Inn Festival

VNE and CW at The Two Step Inn Festival
The Two Step Inn Festival in Georgetown, TX features two La Honda Records artists.  Colter Wall plays on Saturday, April 20th and Vincent Neil Emerson takes the stage on Sunday, April 21st.  Check out the lineups and get your tickets here. Continue reading
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