Audible Songs from Rockwood by Fiver

Fiver: Audible Songs from Rockwood. A project of Simone Schmidt, her new album of roots music contains songs about women who were incarcerated in Kingston, Ontario’s Rockwood Asylum for the Criminally Insane. After lengthy processing of her application, Simone finally gained access to the province’s archives and delved into case reports inspiring her to sing from the perspective of ten women who were locked up in the facility in the 19th century, why they were admitted, and how they were treated. Below, we embed a mini-documentary with more information on Fiver’s project which will also give you a taste of the music from the album. We can only imagine the amount of work that went into this and offer Simone oceans of thanks for her diligence and dedication.

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