Hick'ry Hawkins Band

Hick'ry Hawkins Band

BandCountryAmericana

“Imagine a long white Cadillac with Hank Williams, Sr. driving, Steve Earle riding shotgun, David Lee Roth in the backseat and the body of Sid Vicious banging around in the trunk!”

Biography

Somebody will have to shoot Hick’ry Hawkins before he’ll ever stop playin’! With a sound most often compared to Dwight Yoakam, Jason and the Scorchers, The Cramps and Jay Hawkins, The Hick’ry Hawkins Band unites fans of Honky Tonk, Country and Punk Rock, delivering a dynamic, highly-acclaimed catalog of both humorous and heart-wrenching songs with a Southern draw that consistently packs the crowds into venues across the Carolinas. Their distinctive, hip-shaking Rockabilly sound combines a deeply-rooted Country tradition with a hard-edged Punk mentality, explaining why lead singer Hick’ry Hawkins was named “the David Lee Roth of Country music” by the Knoxville Sentinel. Singing songs about hard times, whiskey and women; reflecting on winning and losing at the game of love; and respecting the strong influence of great Country icons like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and Steve Earle; veteran musician Hick’ry Hawkins has naturally hollered, strummed and crooned his way to the top of today’s Honky Tonk music circuit.

Hick’ry Hawkins sings lead vocals and plays rhythm guitar, backed up by a talented ensemble of musicians which varies from show to show. Hick’ry has shared the stage with an impressive variety of both regionally and nationally recognized talent, including:Southern Culture on The Skids, Robbie Fulks, David Allan Coe, Two Dollar Pistols, Cowboy Mouth, Backsliders, Whiskeytown, Hank III, Cigar Store Indians, The Gourds, Mudhoney, and GWAR.

Based out of Charlotte, NC, singer/songwriter Hick’ry Hawkins has toured heavily across the Southeastern U.S. for the past 10 years with both his current line-up and his former backing band, Sidemeat. He has played at many venues prominent in today’s music circuit, including: Smith's Old Bar (Atlanta), Tremont Music Hall (Charlotte), The Milestone (Charlotte), The Millenium Center (Winston-Salem), The Garage (Winston-Salem), The Boathouse (Norfolk), Broadways (Asheville), Art Bar (Columbia), The Jinx (Savannah).

Lyrics

The Hell I Am

Written By: Hick'ry Hawkins

People might not say alotta good about me

I'm a little too wild and a little too free

Been stabbed in the back more than I can count

You got a long way to go 'fore you run me out

I spent the last year walkin on the Devils right hand

You about to find out, the Hell I am

I live more in five minutes than you ever will

I've done a million things that oughtta got me killed

Made my only friend out on a graveyard road

And if you're looking for trouble I can bring a truckload

I spent the last year walkin on the devis right hand

you about to find out the Hell I am

Well I did my trial by fire I was born again

I was raised on a tree of original sin

Every woman every child every dog and man

Is about to find out the Hell I am

Well I learned my enemies and all by name

What you done to me your gettin ten times the same

Found a dark cloud hoverin over my soul

Earned my rattlesnake eyes and my kiss is cold

I spent the last year walkin on the Devils right hand

You about to find out
the Hell I am

Well I did my trail by fire I was born again

I was hanged on a tree of original sin

Every woman every child every dog and man

Is about to find out the Hell I am

Waylon

Written By: Hick'ry Hawkins

Hey Waylon are you up there singin

Did they give you a brand new guitar

Did they throw a parade when you came through the gate

Did you ride in on a cadillac star

I can see you and ol'Buddy Holly

Just a laughin' and actin' like kids

Oh Waylon though I never met you

You taught me more than anybody else did

Well you played it your way

Gave them Hell to pay

And you never apologized

They tried keepin' you down

Ran you outta town

But you wouldn't let old outlaws die

I just wanted to tell you goodbye

Waylon do you think there's anybody

Who could ever come close to you

A hard timin' singer with a good timin' band

Who might try to walk in the steps of your boots

I can see you up there with your heroes

In a band that sure plays real tight

Oh Waylon I'm sure gonna miss you

Cos it's awful damn silent way down here tonight

Well you played it your way

Gave them Hell to pay

And you never apologized

They tried keepin' you down

Ran you outta town

But you wouldn't let old outlaws die

I just wanted to tell you goodbye

Hey now Waylon

I just had to tell you goodbye

Hard Times

Written By: Hick'ry Hawkins

Here's a song about hard times

About how I can't take it no more

Another one about gettin' drunk

And fallin' on the bar room floor

Another one about she hurt me bad

The best lover that I ever had

Another one about losin' one who never gave a damn at all

These days it seems you tell a man

By the money he's got in his hands

It does'nt matter if he's good or bad

Or if he's got a heart at all

Friends and lovers they will run you down

And drag your name out all over town

If anybody ever builds you up

It's only just to see you fall

Here's a song about hard times

About how I can't take it no more

Another one about gettin' drunk

And fallin' on the bar room floor

Another one about she hurt me bad

The best lover that I ever had

Another one about losin' one

Who never gave a damn at all

I been years up and down the road

Just long enough to sell my soul

Chasin' every kinda rainbow without a hint of any pot of gold

Never could afford a strand of pearls

But all I ever did was love you girl

And in the end I wasn't no damn good for nobody

Nothin' in this world

Yeah here's a song about hard times

About how I can't take it no more

Another one about gettin' drunk

And fallin' on the barroom floor

Another one about she hurt me bad

The best lover that I ever had

Another one about losin' one who never gave a damn at all

Yeah another one about losin' one who never gave a damn at all

Discography

Hickry Hawkins’ discography includes 3 full-length albums: Anarky, Tennessee; Unleashed in the Southeast and The Hell I Am. Individual song downloads can be found at www.blastmymusic.com.

Set List

Unless noted, all songs are original.

1. Boy Named Sue (Johnny Cash)
2. Holy Ghost Conductor
3. Guitar Man
4. Redheaded Rockabilly Girl
5. Saturday Night
6. The Hell I Am
7. Dead Flowers (Rolling Stones)
8. Goodnight John
9. Hard Times
10. Haleys Comet (Leon Russell)
11. Rasslin
12. I Walk the Line (Johnny Cash)
13. Hard Likker
14. Widest Trailer in the Lot
15. I'm Evil (Elvis Presley)
16. Hillbilly Hollywood
17. Waylon
18. Ain't no Sin
19. Up them Stairs
20. Turn That Jukebox Up
21. NYC
22. Devil Train
23. I was Just One
24. Lost Highway (Hank Williams Sr.)
25. My Name is Hick'ry Hawkins
26. Panty Song