Dechen Hawk "A Murder of Prose"

Dechen Hawk "A Murder of Prose"

 Boulder, Colorado, USA

Rocked to sleep as a child to Stevie Wonder, Dechen Hawk is a balladeer at heart. His music ranges from ambient rock to serious get up get down funk. His shows range from solo, ballad-heavy rich performances to backbeat-centric, full band shows that are always guaranteed to move the crowd.


Rocked to sleep as a child to Stevie Wonder, Dechen Hawk's music ranges from beautiful ballads to serious backbeat funk. A 2009 graduate of Naropa University, he studied with Bill Douglas, Art Lande, and Janet Feder. For the past 15 years he has performed locally and nationally and shared billing with such legends as Bruce Hornsby, Leon Russell, R.E.M., Ty Burhoe, and the Fun Lovin' Criminals. Music credits for television/film include the Swedish documentary "No Artificial Anything", reality TV's "What's Your Problem", and the indie film "Don Juan's Diary". Dechen was a finalist at the 2003 NCSC Songwriter's Competition and his newly formed neo-soul/pop-noir project 'Dechen Hawk & A Murder of Prose' highlights the songwriter's talents.


City Sounds of the F/Stop Cafe - Compilation (2009)
A Murder of Prose (2009)
Djedi (2008)
Alone Together (2006-2007)
Old Soul/The Pleasant St Projects (2005)
Live @ Penny lane (2004)
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Set List

Sets are typically 45 min-1 hour.
Typical set list of originals includes 10-12 of the following:
Dreams of California
Haven't You Heard
Higher Love
Honey Burned
I Love You
I Try
Jim Crow
Let it Show
Lips of Yours
Lost in Line
Me and You
My Home Town
My Sweetest Friend
Oh Mama
Scream My Name
The Thought of You
Through Your Smile
Under the Sun

For shows that require covers:
Nature - India Arie
Melt My Heart to Stone - Adele
Just Friends - Amy Winehouse
Just Friends - Musiq Soulchild
We Belong Together - Mariah Carey
This Masquerade - Leon Russell as sung by George Benson
A Song For You - Leon Russell as sung by Donny Hathaway
Everybody Here Wants You - Jeff Buckley
Open Once - Jeff Buckley
Joey - Concrete Blonde
Speed of Love - Shutter to Think
Satisfied Mind

Jazz standards played with a cut-time feel include:
You Don't Know What Love Is
My Funny Valentine
Time After Ti