Dave Hawkins, a resident of Cincinnati’s own College Hill, has officially announced that his forthcoming album, As Long As We Get There, will be released later this month. The 15-track album will be released for download Friday, April 14, and on CD beginning Friday, April 28.
As Long As We Get There features the talents of other local musicians, including Ricky Nye on piano and keyboards, Michael G. Ronstadt on Cello, Bobby Fisher on lead guitar, and others. “The thrill of working in studio, especially with such talent, is a thrill that’s second only to sharing my music with hometown friends and neighbors and out on the road,” Hawkins said.
The album delivers elements of Americana, folk, country and other flavors as a backdrop to Hawkins’s keen ability for story-telling and evoking the shared human experience of life’s ups and downs.
Hawkins has been a staple performer on the Cincinnati folk and singer-songwriter scenes for three decades, making him as time-tested a musician as the themes he weaves into the lyrics of his songs. “Over the past 30 plus years and seven previous albums, I’ve had the good fortune of working with some really great producers. Thanks to their vision, and watching them work their magic, I gained the courage to try my hand at producing on this album,” Hawkins said.
You can see Dave Hawkins perform new songs from the album, and other classics from his repertoire, at upcoming shows around Cincinnati, including April 5 at Marty’s Hops and Vines in College Hill, April 14 at Village Troubadour in Green Hills, and April 26 at The Blind Lemon in Mt. Adams. More information can be found on his website, www.davehawkins.com, and FaceBook.
Dave Hawkins is an award winning singer-songwriter based in Cincinnati, Ohio and published by Mountainside Music – BMI in Nashville, Tenn. Hawkins has over a dozen recordings to his credit, including eight solo albums, and has built a loyal fan base in his hometown of Cincinnati, across the Midwest, New England, the Pacific Northwest and parts of Europe.