So what’s going on with Song Garden, the newish music label fronted by Rob Hiner and Nick Bruno and home to, among others, the Lesters and Paid In Full? In the last week, I’ve been hearing some noise that the label’s investers/owners (who may or may not be
Amish Mennonite [hat tip, T (see comments)]) may or may not have stepped in and ousted Hiner and Bruno. The lead singer for the Mike Lefevre group may or may not be sorta running the show for now (he’s been doing radio promotions for the label, if I understand correctly, as well as squeezing in some chest thumping about how spiritually courageous it was for him to stand up in a room full of white evangelicals and taunt Muslims). I’m hedging so heavily on all this because while the info seems to be coming reliable channels, the whole Song Garden thing was always presented to the world as Hiner and Bruno’s baby. If they weren’t the money behind it, nobody made any effort to discourage the rest of the world from thinking they were. Certainly if it turns out Hiner and Bruno are gone, it raises an interesting set of questions about the future of the label’s roster, since Hiner and Bruno seemed to be the label’s reason for existence and the experience meant to draw new artists in. Say it with me now: only time will tell.