Dawn And Hawks
Dawn & Hawkes are Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes, a Folk Rock songwriting duo and band based in Austin Texas. Dawn & Hawkes draw on their careers as solo performers; deeply rooted in the lone star state’s mix of influences: folk-rock, country, rhythm & blues. The two met while dancing together at a legendary blues juke joint, in Austin, and later began songwriting and touring as Dawn & Hawkes. Performing as a duo or with their full band, Dawn & Hawkes combine harmonies, crafted lyrics and stories with a charming chemistry on stage.
In 2011, each independently released solo albums: Chris Hawkes’s “Broken Record” and Miranda Dawn’s “Reason to Feel Alive” and began performing together.
Dawn & Hawkes released "Golden Heart" in June of 2012. The album is a collaborative debut, featuring co-written material the two crafted, mostly while on tour.
“Miranda Dawn & Chris Hawkes both outstanding writers and performers in their own right, have teamed up to create a performance that multiplies their talents” (Daren Appelt)
“The two voices intertwine as if made to sing together” (Serenity Fisher)
New England –based singer/songwriter Brian Jarvis releases
his first full length album in over 4 years. Due out in
February 2012 under the indie label Soundwave, “Beautifully
Broken” tackles a 2 year period of Brian’s life that included
losing his father to cancer, quitting his day job to pursue
music full time and personal struggles. “Beautifully Broken”
was recorded in New Haven, CT at Sunset Goose Studios (a
division of Soundwave), under the guidance of long time Pat
Mcgee Band guitarist-turned-producer Brian Fechino. The
record features a wide variety of melodic, hooky guitar driven
songs including one that was written within 24 hours of
Brian’s fathers sudden passing.
“The last two years have tested me emotionally and
spiritually. My goal when sitting down with Brian Fechino was
to create and record honest songs. This album is
transparent. I didn’t want the listener to feel as if I was
being vague about what I was trying to sing about.
I wrote “Beautifully Broken” at the height of my loss. It was
strange to write songs about so much of life’s struggles but
yet set it to melodies that felt so bright. As I dove into this
process I realized even with challenges of everyday lives
there is an underlying optimism that hangs over all of it. I
feel the themes will connect with the listeners and provide a
story for the listener to escape to.”
Martino - Hagemann
Matt Martino and Dan Hagemann have been writing songs together for many years. After hundreds of gigs between them and various incarnations of different bands, they've found a new recipe that works: House Concerts. The intimacy and interaction that comes with a performance in a listening-oriented environment such as a house concert allows the true quality of this duo's songwriting ability to shine through. A house concert with Matt Martino and Dan Hagemann promises to be an unforgettable party with lots of great stories and amazing songs performed in a way that can't be heard in any other environment. No other atmosphere can allow the quality of the songwriting and the raw emotion of the lyrics to shine through quite like a house concert among friends.