I was born during the birth of rock n roll and the month and year that James Dean died. From Jacksonville Fl. and Keystone Heights Fl. I grew up listening to Rythm and Blues,Country,Classic and Southern Rock. My Guitars,Piano's,Singing and Songwriting became a way of life for me. I lived in Nashville close to 5 yrs.and had the opportunity to perform at "The Bluebird Cafe" where I was called back to showcase 2 of my original songs. From 1990-2010 an extrodinary group of musicians, Derek Trucks,Greg Baril,Tim Lindsey,Barry Lee Harwood,Rick "Hurricane" Johnson,Ned Johnson,Dale Caswell,Mike Hurst,Gary IIsager,Ace Moreland and Chip Miller have all collaborated with me on my recording projects at "The Warehouse Studios in Jacksonville. My first major venue in the earlier years was Playground South where I was booked to open up for major acts such as Bob Seger,Edgar Winter,Uriah Heep,Rick Springfield,just to mention a few! Currently I'm under contract with The Lodge and Club @ Ponte Vedra Beach Fl.as The Entertainer on Piano,Guitar and Vocals. Also I'm a member of the rock band Hard 2 Handle. We are set to open up for Eddie Money Feb.3,2012 at Brewsters in Jacksonville and last but not least I'm in the process of forming my own band called Mary Ann Hawkins and Blue Flame set to showcase my original music along with a few forgotten songs I'd like to revise..