R&B/Soul / Funk / jazz
-- Bunch of cool stuff coming up in the next few weeks. Performance-wise,
I will be with soft rock-hot machine Soft Focus in their Return
to the Ship Inn in Milford, NJ this coming Saturday
(4/20!!). Super fun last time - expect more of the same this
weekend. On Wednesday the 24th I will be featured
at Dave's Night Out at Godfrey Daniels.
This is a brand new series at the legendary venue hosted by folkmaster Dave
Fry. Part Q&A/ part Storytellers/ part performance, this should
be a pretty hip evening with plenty of audience participation. I will be joining
Dave along with local drum legend Kevin Soffera. Reservations highly
recommended. Then, on Saturday the 27th, Node makes
its debut at Two RIvers Brewing Co. in Easton. Node
is my newest project with guitarist B.D. Lenz and the aforementioned Kevin
Soffera. We do some of my newer original music as well as some cool
twists on a few unique but recognizable tunes. This group will also be recording
a new single, "Illuminated," this weekend which will be released
within the next two weeks.
Speaking of recording -- I have released two singles
since my last correspondence. The first was a house music track entitled "You
and I." The most recent was an instrumental trance track - "Habitate"
- which was released last Tuesday. Both are available here: doughawkproposition.bandcamp.com/ This kind of
material is a new way for me to be creative and really helps me to hone my production
skills. Hope you dig them.
On a side note, I am now accepting
vocal students of all skill levels. I am also able to do lessons
on-line via Skype. Contact me directly for more info.
Thanks for listening.
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"Doug Hawk has it all going on: melody, strong chord progressions, interesting arrangements,
meaningful, smart rhymes and he swings his ass off with genuine soul."
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brotherly love. Considering the topics tackled in this album, it’s an impressive
feat of lyricism and soul."
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"Hawk is a revelation. Working
with a muscular tenor that reminds one of a Mick Hucknall or a Paul Rogers with
three times the training, he has a gift for improvisation and phrasing, with his
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