Hayden is a Toronto musician who’s been releasing records for a decade now. His international debut “Everything I Long For” (Hardwood/Geffen) was released in 1996 after initial attention in Canada following two cassettes and several 7-inch singles. The album’s home- recorded songs appealed to critics and fans alike, making many year-end top ten lists. Following tours of the U.S, Europe and Japan, Hayden released “The Closer I Get” (Geffen) in 1998… a more band-oriented affair and a sonic and lyrical progression. Following over a year of touring and promotion, Hayden closed the book on chapter one of his music career. It wasn’t until 2001 that he returned with the wonderful “Skyscraper National Park” (Hardwood/Universal). Recorded at his home studio, it is filled with a warmth and beauty that was felt by music lovers everywhere. During the final stages of touring “Skyscraper…”, Hayden recorded an intimate hometown performance, which was released as a double record in 2002. “Live at Convocation Hall” reveals Hayden at his purest, with just his voice, guitar and harmonica. “Elk-Lake Serenade,” released in the spring of ’04, continued where “Skyscraper National Park” left off. Sparse fingerpicked ballads mix with full band rock songs to create a very full and rewarding listening experience. Pianos, pedal steel, and strings accent Hayden’s guitar and piano playing, while his stories of life and loss shine through. Currently, Hayden is putting the finishing touches on his new album, scheduled for release internationally in 2008. In November, Hayden begins a month long European tour in Belgium as special guests of The National.