Black Hen Music was started by award-winning producer and musician Steve Dawson in 1998. Black Hen is dedicated to producing music that is diverse, eclectic and that has some connection to roots music forms. Since its inception, Black Hen has released over 80 albums and continues to expand its roster.

Steve Dawson and Alice Dawson run Black Hen Music from their office in Nashville, TN. They also operate a recording studio where many of their releases are created. More info on the studio can be found at: www.stevedawson.ca

Black Hen Music is distributed  by the IDLA Associated Label Distribution network, whose international physical distribution partners are: eOne in North America; Disk Union in Japan; MGM/Planet in Australia; Southbound in New Zealand; IRD in Italy; Alive AG in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland; Proper Distribution in the UK; and Bertus Distribution in other European territories.

Black Hen is not currently accepting unsolicited materials.


Contact Info:
Alice Dawson (Label Manager): email Alice here

Phone: (604)224-5717

Mailing Address:

8483 Isabel Place

Vancouver, BC

Canada V6P 6R8


Black Hen has garnered many awards and accolades over the years. Some of the highlights include:

7 Juno Awards
26 Juno nominations
6 Maple Blues Awards
16 Canadian Folk Music Awards
1 SOCAN #1 Award
1 Grand Prix de Jazz de Montreal
16 Western Canadian Music Awards
2 Canadian Independant Music Awards