About Us

He Mistook Her For A Swan, afffectionately known by our acronym HMHFAS is Colleen Hodgson and Steve Koch.   We play dark and moody music for dark and moody people.   The music is mostly accoustic and loosely inspired by the giants of the early English Folk scene Anne Briggs, Bert Jansch, Sandy Denny and others.   Building on that solid base of Sad and Beautiful music, we've added other influences like Townes Van Zant, Graeme Parsons, Hoyt Axton and of course Ozzy.   Sometimes joined by our heavy  friends we hope to be playing at a bar near you sometime soon.

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Tunes

Nottamun Town is a very old and very strange song, originating in the 1600's it describes a world where everything is upside down, backwards, disoriented.   So its appropriate for our times too.   Not only is this song a story, it has a story.   Although the words of the song were known, the music had been lost in England so the song existed only in lyric sheets.   In the 1900's some musicologists found that the song was still being played widely in the Appalachian mountains of America.   With the music remarried to the words, Bert Jansch did a dark and sweet version of the tune, and now so have we.

More cool facts here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nottamun_Town

Shows

Here's where you can see HMHFAS around town

Previous events

Date Event Location
He Mistook Her For A Swan at the Old Nick Revolution Music Mondays The Old Nick, Toronto The Old Nick, Toronto
He Mistook Her For A Swan at the Intersteer on Roncesvalles The Intersteer, Toronto The Intersteer, Toronto
He Mistook Her For A Swan The SuperMarket, Toronto The SuperMarket, Toronto
He Mistook Her For A Swan The SuperMarket, Toronto The SuperMarket, Toronto
Colleen Hodgson with Gregory Hoskins Harbourfront Centre, Toronto Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
Grier Coppins - Urban Highlanders - with Steve Koch The Cameron Public House, Toronto The Cameron Public House, Toronto
He Mistook Her For A Swan The SuperMarket The SuperMarket
He Mistook Her For A Swan The SuperMarket, Toronto The SuperMarket, Toronto
Bill Heffernans Saturday Sessions The Intersteer, Toronto The Intersteer, Toronto
HMFAS on Queen Street! Cameron Public House, Toronto Cameron Public House, Toronto
He Mistook Her For a Swan AND the Grier Coppins Trio The SuperMarket, Toronto The SuperMarket, Toronto
HMHFAS at the Commie Communist Daughter Communist Daughter

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