David Hawkins

David Hawkins

Pittsburgh, PA | Established. Jan 01, 2006 | SELF

Pittsburgh, PA | SELF
Established on Jan, 2006
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter


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Everything That Brought You Here--2014 Independent

Hello Mr. Death & Other Love Songs--2012 Independent

The Best of Cellar Gate Vol. 1 "I'm Not Ready" -- 2010

Driven to the Strings--2007 Darwin Records

Chicago Acoustic Underground Episode #165 and #

Since the June 2012 CD mailing, all cuts from Hello Mr. Death & Other Love Songs have been played on stations across the US and Europe, including WFMT's Midnight Special. The album was selected for the #3 spot among WDCB's Folk Festival's top 20 albums of 2012 and the #2 spot for best songs: "When Winter Comes" and "How Long?", as well as among the top twenty-five albums of 2012 on WVPE's The Back Porch.



Inspired by my favorite authors, as well as by my favorite songwriters, my vision is that the true voices in music will emerge from the crowd and be heard alongside the other true voices already among us. I know that one of the ways that I feel most real and true is through writing, singing, or hearing a good song.

I believe that we affect everything we touch through our creations, so I see music as a responsibility, as well as an art. I take lyrics seriously, even in humor, but the textures of melody, voice, and instrumentation enter the body first and say more than words can get at by themselves.

Recent gigs: Woodstock (IL) Folk Festival benefit-opening for Buddy Mondlock; Rotary Fest 2012 in Downers Grove, IL; Rock the Bank benefit for Bernie's Book Bank, Chicago; WDCB Folk Festival interview by Lilli Kuzma; Two Way Street Coffee House; Lilfest showcase at 2012 FARM & 2011 Folk Alliance International in Memphis; the Loft at Fishstock in Fish Creek, WI (Door County)

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