Will  Hawkins

Will Hawkins


"Strap yourself in, because this ain't no wimpy or pretentious folk music. Think Rolling Stones meets Steve Earle with the harmonies of the Eagles. Hawkins is a humble, passionate and powerful pressence and gave one of the best live shows I've seen in a long time." Village Voice, 2006


Will Hawkins was born in the historic and haunted Hudson river town of Sleepy Hollow, NY. His solo debut, NEXT STOP BEDFORD AVENUE (2003) was hailed by critics and fans alike as a powerful, melodic and insightful recording. He toured extensively through the North America received support on college and AAA and later took the U.K. by storm with airplay on BBC-2, BBC-4 and many web radio networks

Hawkins' follow-up CD, Ghost Town was released in March 2007. There is already a buzz online created by his song Johnstown, which is already receiving airplay for after being downloaded over 5000 times. Writing about a soldier he met who lost his hand in combat, the song received a standing ovation when Hawkins performed for the injured soldiers at Walter Reed Army Hospital and was the subject of a documentary by Persiana Cota. In addition Hawkins headlined the Johnstown Folk Festival in September with Maia Sharp and in October he and his band performed at Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha's re-election rally.


Ghost Town-2006
Next Stop Bedford Avenue-2003
Five Dollar Singer-2000

Set List

8-10 originals with an unusual and unique cover thrown in for good measure.