Hazen Halls is the pseudonym for Canadian writer and musician Rick Sparkes' folk/poetry recording project


The poems on this album span over a decade and have been recognized, in varying degrees, through the Island Literary Awards (Prince Edward Island), as well as the CBC Poetry Prize Shortlist. Most are quirky, some are sad, but none of them wallow. Please make of them what you will.

The debut album from Hazen Halls, Our Fires Fade to Candles Vol. 1, was released on September 1, 2022. The album has gone on to receive recognition on the national !earshot charts, praise on CBC radio, and two 2023 Music PEI award nominations. As well, the album features performances from Nathan Wiley, Carrie MacLellan, Hunter Sparkes, Paul Koberinski, Brent Chaisson, Karen Penton (Soul Filter), Tim Chisson (The East Pointers), and Nick LeBlanc (Jamie Comeau & the Crooked Teeth). 

'When boat painting Becomes a rescue mission' official video

Order Hazen Halls' debut album

Our Fires Fade to Candles Vol. 1

Order album as: 1) CD (includes mini booklet with the poetry, photos, and album liner notes); or 2) digital download