David Hawkins CD Release Anniversary Show
After airplay from Chicago (WDCB, WFMT, WNUR) to Europe, as well as some very nice reviews, we are celebrating the first anniversary of the release of Hello Mr. Death & Other Love Songs. I am honored to play my first live performance with three musical masters: Elliott Delman - guitar, Clark Sommers - upright bass, and Don Stiernberg - mandolin (Google party!). Clark played on both of my albums, and Don played on Hello Mr. Death & Other Love Songs. Please join us for this live video recording in the intimacy of Citadel's 150-seat theatre. We will also perform selections from my first CD, Driven to the Strings, as well as a couple new songs and some other surprises.
DAVID HAWKINS (www.hawkmanmusic.com) - Singer-songwriter David Hawkins has found Chicago by way of Detroit, Tulsa, and New Orleans, and he has picked up musical flavors wherever he has lived. His songs are both tough and gentle, distilled in a place where flesh and spirit meet and where one's soul is on the line. They are songs of Love, Death, Hope, Loss, a splash of Whiskey, and an echo of the Divine. Hello Mr. Death & Other Love Songs has been selected for the #3 spot in WDCB's Folk Festival's top 20 albums of 2012 and the #2 spot for best songs: "When Winter Comes" and "How Long?" as well as among the top 25 albums of 2012 for WVPE's The Back Porch. "When Winter Comes" was also a semi-finalist song in the last Great Lakes Songwriting Contest.
ELLIOTT DELMAN (www.delmanmusic.com) - Elliott has written for advertising, film, and television. His full-length popular music has included commissions for ABC-TV, albums for CBS France, as well as numerous collaborations with well known artists, including Richie Havens and Bonnie Koloc.
CLARK SOMMERS (www.clarksommers.com) - Clark is a Grammy Award winning bassist steeped in the jazz tradition. Born and raised in Lake Forest, IL, Clark is an artist dedicated to cultivating his own unique sound by expanding on the work of past masters while keeping an ear towards the future. Over the last 15 years, Clark has performed all over the world and is featured on more than 40 albums with such renowned artists as Kurt Elling, Cedar Walton, Ernie Watts, The Mighty Blue Kings, Marilyn McCoo, Marvin Hamlisch, Kevin Mahogany, Peter Bernstein, Michael Weiss, Ira Sullivan, Frank Wess, and Charles McPherson, among others. Clark is currently on tour with Kurt Elling in Europe but will be returning to the States in time for our concert.
DON STIERNBERG (www.donstiernberg.com) - For decades Don Stiernberg has been known around Chicago as a busy and versatile musician, turning up on recording sessions and at performances of all kinds to play mandolin, guitar, other string instruments, and sing. Recently he has established a focus on playing jazz on the mandolin. His 1999 release "About Time" on Blue Night Records garnered exposure on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Since then he has appeared at festivals and clubs around the country and recorded four more titles for Blue Night Records: "Unseasonably Cool"(2001), and, with guitarist John Carlini, "Angel Eyes" (2004) and the all-Gershwin collection "By George"(2005). "Home Cookin'"(2007) makes jazz vehicles out of tunes by Bob Wills, Wes Montgomery, Jethro Burns, James Taylor, and Stevie Wonder. Don's mandolin can also be heard on dozens of recordings by other artists in genres ranging from bluegrass to pop and children's music. While still a teenager, Don found his direction in life when he met Jethro Burns for mandolin lessons. Later, as a member of The Jethro Burns Quartet, he was able to share the stage with such luminaries as Chet Atkins, Steve Goodman, and The Newgrass Revival. Don co-produced and played rhythm guitar on Jethro's final recordings, "Swing Low, Sweet Mandolin"(1995) and "Bye Bye Blues"(1997) for the Acoustic Disc label.
Citadel Theatre (View)
300 S Waukegan Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
|Minimum Age: 10|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|