David Hawkins - vocals, guitar, singer-songwriter

 

David Hawkins is the songwriter, singer, and guitarist from the cities of Pittsburgh, Chicago (Rogers Park, Evanston, Lake Bluff), Tulsa, and New Orleans (Metairie).  

 

David's 3rd recording, Everything That Brought You Here, was released in the fall of 2014. His 2nd recording, Hello Mr. Death & Other Love Songs, was released in May 2012.  His debut album, Driven To The Strings, was released in June 2007.

 

A Few Thoughts from David:

 

Thousands of websites are full of musicians looking for a style, trend, image, or even a true depiction of who they are--anything to be noticed as distinct identities in an ocean of identities. Often, even the really good musicians seem to be drops in the bucket, spit in the ocean.  At its best, music is about how the spirit of a song calls to us. My vision is that the true voices in music will emerge from the blurred mass and be heard alongside the other true voices already among us. The way I see it, somewhere under all the layers is a true voice in everyone.  Whether or not I have found my truest voice yet, I know that one of the ways that I feel closest to it is through writing or singing a song.

 

A Few Influences Over the Years:

 

Ian Anderson, Beatles, Bowie, Bruce Cockburn, Coltrane, Ry Cooder, Costello, Cream, CS&N, Iris Dement, Devo, Mark Dvorak, Dylan, Fogerty, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Grateful Dead, Gregorian Chants, Al Green, Jack Hardy, Emmylou Harris, Hendrix, John Hiatt, Jayhawks, B. B. King, Leo Kottke, k d lang, Los Lobos, Moby Grape, Joni Mitchell, Monk, Van Morrison, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Graham Parker, Grace and Pierce Pettis, John Prine, John Renbourn, Stones, Paul Simon, Springsteen, Steely Dan, Cat Stevens, Suede, Taj Mahal, Richard Thompson, Leslie West, Who, Dwight Yoakam, Neil Young, Zappa

 

 

Recently listening to:  

Leonard Cohen, Laura Nyro, Pierce Pettis, Grace Pettis, Aimee Mann, Brad Peterson, Mark Knopfler, Brett Dennen, Dave Carter, Feist, Patti Smith, Phil Ochs...