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    Each tape is dubbed onto a Maxwell UR 90 cassette on my home Technics deck. The five panel J-Card is black and white high resolution print of the lyrics and the artwork by Josh Lewis.

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London, Ontario-based folk songwriter Jared Both has teamed up with community developer Matt Thomson (featured recently by the CBC )
to tell stories of life around the Golden Horseshoe. Both’s lo-fi and earnest presentation tells difficult stories--of families, local politics, and larger world issues--each possessing an intimacy that pierces and echoes long after the last song. Living in Hamilton, Thomson’s commitment to local community is told through early morning community coffees, potluck holiday dinners, Christmas sing-a-longs, and helping with other people’s taxes. Nina Franconcheta, a newcomer to Canada hailing from Strausberg France, joins Jeanette Eby, a social worker, to bring vocal harmonies to the mix.

Working and living in the rapidly gentrifying east Hamilton is an exercise in resistance. For the community centered on Matt and Jeanette’s Hamilton house on the edge of Beasley Park. it’s about knowing your neighbourhood, your city and continually welcoming people in. Both’s writing, expanded from his own life growing up in rural Ontario, and birthed from Canadian folk, tenderly limns the networks of relationships that grows and sustains from playing music. (Steacey Easton)


We are up and down
all the time
I want to stand on Solid ground

Are we swimming in? Sunlit seas?
Swim on through, though sunless seas

Markets go up, markets go down
Markets rise and fall and crash into the ground

Empires go up
Empires go down
Empires rise and fall into the ground

Hold my hand, come dance with me
swing and twirl and move with me across the floor with me
I want to dance
with you my girl
swing and twirl
and move with me.

We are up and down
All the time
I want to dance with you my girl
I want to stand on solid ground


from Jared Both & the Secret Hymns, released March 1, 2020
Recorded and mixed by Nimal Agalawatte
Film by Michelle Both
Songwriting - Jared Both
Art - Josh Lewis

GUITAR - Rodney Barnes
TROMBONE - Paul Schmidt
BASS - Jeanette Eby
DRUMS - Pat Piper
VOCALS - Nina Franconcheta & Jeanette Eby




Jared Both London, Ontario

I am a songwriter from Southern Ontario who has recorded and performed with:
Barn Owl (Toronto)
-Young Feathers (Kitchener & Hamilton)
-Gospel of Barn Owl (Hamilton)

Now I'm recording and releasing music under my own name with friends from past bands and new friends in London Ontario where I live now.
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