Ron Hawkins Premieres New Video On Album Release Day

Today, Ron Hawkins releases his latest solo effort Garden Songs on Pheromone Recordings. Produced by Joe Dunphy, these ten infectious and dynamic songs were recorded live at Toronto’s Revolution Recording.

The first single, Peace & Quiet, revels in the love of Hawkins’ old Toronto neighbourhood of Kensington Market. The video, premiering exclusively today on Exclaim!, further expands on that vibe with a literal and gorgeous visual interpretation of the song.

Watch The Exclusive Premiere Of ‘Peace & Quiet” Via Exclaim! HERE

On February 5th, the ‘Garden Songs’ celebrations continue with the kick off of Hawkins’ tour (dates listed below) with a stellar show at The Drake that will feature his band The Do Good Assassins (Jesse Capon on drums, Alex McMaster on cello, keys and trumpet, Derrick Brady on bass, and Steve Singh on guitar), a full horn section, and a special appearance by Bobby Wiseman.

With a catalogue built upon razor-sharp lyricism, and unforgettable melodies, Ron Hawkins is truly one of Canada’s greatest contemporary singer-songwriters and this record continues that tradition, with Sun Media’s Darryl Sterdan declaring:
“…criminally under-appreciated singer-songwriter Ron Hawkins…cut this disc live off the studio floor and mixed it all within a week. And why not? With songs and performances this magnificently magnetic, anything more would have been a waste of time.”

Upcoming Tour Dates
Feb. 5-7 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Underground
Feb. 12 – Waterloo, ON – The Starlight
Feb. 13 – London, ON – Call The Office
Feb. 14 – Sarnia, ON – Paddy Flaherty’s
Feb. 27 – Kingston, ON – The Grand Theatre
March 6 – Collingwood, ON – Northwinds Brewhouse
March 7 – Hamilton, ON – This Ain’t Hollywood
March 13 – Buffalo, NY – The Tralf
March 27 – Halifax, NS – The Carleton
April 3 – Thornbury, ON – Bruce Wine Bar
April 4 – Thornbury, ON – Bruce St. Social Club
April 11 – Ottawa, ON – Ritual

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Garden Songs Track List:
1. Peace And Quiet
2. Kingdom Of The Sun
3. South Ontario
4. Small Victories
5. D.F.W.
6. Garden Song
7. Saskia Begins
8. Propellers
9. Waitin’ On Something That’s Already Here
10. Rome