Sunday, August 31, 2008

Modern Music Could be a Healing Sound

For an artist whom adoration is a major theme in his music and writing (see his book, Hawksley Burns for Isadora), he inspires a major swoon-fest at his shows. A talented musician and engaging performer, he gets the audience right into it and I can't even really compare him to any other musician. His songs have a little bit of folk, pop, jazz, new age and a little bit of rock and roll sleaze.

His latest Los Manlicious is finally out in Canada and he's added new tour dates in the Fall.

November 19 Le Cercle Quebec City, QC
November 21 La Tulipe Montreal, QC
November 22 Bronson Centre Ottawa, ON
November 25 The Music Hall London, ON
November 26 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
November 28 Massey Hall Toronto, ON

There are a few alternate versions of tracks from Between the Beautifuls, including my favourite "Prettier Face" and Los Manlicious is louder and more rock-and-roll than the last few releases. Worth a listen.

Hawksley Workman - Prettier Face (Between the Beautifuls version) (mp3) (buy)
Hawksley Workman - Kissing Girls (You Shouldn't Kiss) (mp3) (buy)

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