I love to record and perform my music for people.
Dave Hawkins is a songwriters songwriter, and enjoys touring and sharing his music. As of 2014 Dave has 7 full-length albums in release and has appeared as guest artist on many more. He’s shared stage and studio with musicians as diverse as, Sam Bush, Ian Anderson, Peter Yarrow, Tommy Makem and more! His 2005 release MANCHESTER MORNINGS and his 2003 release HOTEL deVILLE were under consideration for Grammy Nomination. Dave’s performance style has been described as “Harry Chapin meets John Prine meets Johnny Cash, with a touch of Tommy Smothers thrown in for good measure…”
Dave wrote this song in 1998, on the occasion of his brothers 25th wedding anniversary.
Dave wrote this song after seeing an entire neighborhood condemned and torn down becasue a mall wanted to expand into that area...
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1: What artist would you most love to work with?
2: What instrument brings you the most joy?
Guitar (or maybe KAZOO!)
3: What was the worst advice?
"There ain't nothin' wrong with wearing shorts on stage, and if you need a music stand, USE a music stand"
4: What was your first concert?
My very first appearance on stage was with Jack Cassidy and Margaret Hamilton. I was an 8 year old choir boy in "The Man Who Came to Dinner"
5: What/where is the best road food?
Waffle House - but mostly I like finding Mom 'n' Pop Greasy Spoons
6: What’s the best music advice you ever got?
2 pieces of advice, "When you're on stage, whether as a featured act or as an opener the stage is YOURS while you're up there!" The other was from Tommy Sands, "Don't try to PUSH! Things will come to you if you step back and let it be."
7: Who is your most surprising inspiration?