Dave Hawkins

Dave Hawkins

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Dave Hawkins blends original Americana songs with traditional songs. His special connection with his audience is reminiscent of John Prine, Steve Goodman and Harry Chapin. Dave tours: SOLO, DUO and with his BAND

Biography

Folksinger, Songwriter, Recording Artist, Social Activist....
Dave Hawkins has spent more than 25 years performing his special brand of Americana/Folk music throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.
He has more than 13 recordings to his credit and five solo CDs in the past 20 years. His 2002 release, HOTEL DEVILLE was in consideration for 4 Grammy nominations and piqued the interest of those in the music business from Nashville to the UK.
Dave has recorded and performed with some of the finest people in the music world today: Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Sam Bush, Aoife Clancy, Joanie Madden (Cherish the Ladies), Tom Roady, John Whelan and many others.
Musically he has been called a "male Nanci Griffith" and been compared to the likes of Harry Chapin, John Prine and Steve Goodman. These are extremely high compliments that Dave finds "humbling, indeed!" The freelance U.K. journalist John Whishaw described Dave as "...an Americana artist with his Irish roots showing."
In concert Dave enjoys connecting with his audience though song, stories and anecdotes. Whether performing for 2000-plus fans or in a 25-seat coffeehouse, Dave's easy-going style and laid-back delivery always comes through.
Dave's 2005 release, MANCHESTER MORNINGS was recorded at Mountainside Audio Labs, Nashville. The album is produced by Bil VornDick, who has produced/engineered multiple Grammy-winning albums.
With regular touring in the U.S. and Europe, Dave's biggest thrill is fulfilled: "To be able to meet and share my music with as many people as I can."

Lyrics

Fallen In Love

Written By: Dave Hawkins

Baby oh baby
If you knew what you do to me
I’ve fallen in love and can’t get up
Got so much love it overflows my cup
I want to make lovin’ to you all the time
I want to be yours and you be mine
Tell me baby tell me please
Tell me that you feel the same ‘bout me

Saw you on the street the other day
I prayed oh God you’d look my way
Want to tell you honey my love is true
I want you with me and me with you
Come on baby Tell me hey
Say sweet baby you feel the same way

Want hold you in my arms so tight
Hold you all day into the night
We’ll talk lovin’ all day long
Then we’ll make love til the break of dawn
Tell me honey tell me true
Say you fell for me like I fell for you

Folksinger's Life

Written By: Dave Hawkins


Every song’s been sung but this one
Every line written already been wrote
Every hero’s a star how can I expect to make it that far
Livin’ on three chords and just a few notes

Every woman to love has been loved
Every love given already been gave
Every life together’s been lived I’ve given every ounce of love I have to give
Can there be anything left to save

Folksinger’s life It’s a folksinger’s life

Mitchell Baez and Bob all got there
Along with Mary Peter and Paul
Bustin’ chords and beggin’ for gigs
Just tryin’ to make it not make it big
Givin’ their heart their soul and their all

Do you want to go there with me
Livin’ in Motel Sixes out on the road
Eatin’ Big Macs® stale crackers and cheese
Might not be for you but it’s the life I lead
Singin’ and livin’ my songs on the road

LORETTA

Written By: Dave Hawkins

Oh Loretta you’ve got your mother’s eyes
Oh Loretta when you look at me it’s so surprisin’
To hear you’re leavin’
Leavin’ me behind
When I think of all my love for you I can’t keep from cryin’

Oh Loretta did you just think of this today
Oh Loretta are you serious or are you playin’
With my frail emotions
Knowin’ how I feel for you
Do you really care about what you’re about to do

Oh Loretta remember in years gone by
Oh Loretta how I held you when you cried and how I
Tried to share your happiness
I reached out in your pain
Will you walk out and turn your back on me and break my heart again

Oh Loretta we knew this day would come
Oh Loretta when you’d take off and start runnin’
Your mother and me love you so much
We won’t try to make you stay
Your time has come to be on the run
We won’t stand in your way

Oh Loretta…

©2005 J. David Hawkins
Mountainside Music- BMI

CHICAGO TOWN

Written By: Dave Hawkins

I don’t know what I’m doin’ here
I come back this time ev’ry year
Do you think you could buy me a beer
Since we’re both sittin’ here
Yeh, we’re both sittin’ here

Stuck here in this room feelin’ down
Sittin’ in a hotel in Chicago-town
The sky’s so gray and the leaves are brown
Here in Chicago-town
Yeh, in Chicago-town

Did I tell you ‘bout that kid of mine
Thought by now he’d be doin’ time
That may sound cruel and a bit unkind
I’m feelin’ better now he’s towin’ the line
Yeh, my boy’s been toein’ the line

Try to get some sleep what will I do
Lie here awake just thinkin’ of you
There ain’t no better place for havin’ the blues
Here in the home of the Blues
Chicago the home of the Blues

(repeat 1)

©2004 J. David Hawkins- BMI
Mountainside Music Publishing

TOOTH FAIRY

Written By: Dave and Maura Hawkins

My brother and I got into a fight
Now I can’t wait until tonight
Cause in that fight I lost a tooth
Now the tooth fairy’s comin’ gonna bring me some loot

chorus-
Whoa, tooth fairy bring me a dollar or two (1! 2!)
You know tooth fairy I’m countin’ on you

Now I know I look a fright
I hit that brick wall with my bike
But I’m as happy as can be tell you what I’ll do
Those teeth are goin’ under my pillow too

Makin’ money from the tooth fairy’s a real good deal
I get two bucks for each tooth what a steal
I just can’t wait for my next tooth to come out
I’m gonna sing and shout

TOOTH FAIRY

Written By: Dave and Maura Hawkins

My brother and I got into a fight
Now I can’t wait until tonight
Cause in that fight I lost a tooth
Now the tooth fairy’s comin’ gonna bring me some loot

chorus
Whoa, tooth fairy bring me a dollar or two
You know tooth fairy I’m countin’
on you

Now I know I look a fright
I hit that brick wall with my bike
But I’m as happy as can be tell you what I’ll do
Those teeth are goin’ under my pillow too C/

Makin’ money from the tooth fairy’s a real good deal
I get two bucks for each tooth what a steal
I just can’t wait for my next tooth to come out
I’m gonna sing and shout

Discography

MANCHESTER MORNINGS 2005
Hotel DeVille 2002
LIVE CORE! 1998
Angel and the Folksinger 1996
The Fool Fell... 1993
Traditional Irish Music (with General Guinness) 1985

Singles & EPs-

Totally iTune-able (EP) 2005
Where's My Conscience (EP) 2003
OPENING DAY! (single) 2003
Service-- Single 2000
Forever (and a day) Single 1977
Early Sessions (EP) 1976

Compilations & Guest Artist Appearances-

Where Is Liberty (compilation) 2000
So Inclined, John Sherman (guest artist) 1996
Lang a-Comin', C. Ramsey (guest artist) 1994

Set List

A Dave Hawkins show generally consists of 2- 60 to 75 minute sets depending on the venue. His concerts are very heavy on interaction with his audience through his songs, anecdotes and occasionally audience participation!

partial song list:
If I Could (see video)- Hawkins
Manchester Mornings- Hawkins
Daddy's Little Pumpkin- Prine
Deadwood S.D. - Griffith
Flight 802 - Hawkins
Political Game - Hawkins
Folksinger's Life - Hawkins
Embers of Love - Hawkins
Beautiful That Is Real - Hawkins
Rodeode Cowboy - Milsap
Roll On Mighty River - Hawkins
Fallen In Love - Hawkins
Talkin' Antrim Blues - Hawkins
Opening Day! - Hawkins
Nobody - Williams
Rusty Cage - Cornell