Dawn & Hawkes

Dawn & Hawkes

Doors: 8pm Show: 8:30pm General Admission: $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door.

Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes met when he crossed an Austin barroom floor and asked her to dance. The first time they sang together their voices and guitars combined into a sound Texas Monthly calls “undeniably intimate”.

Dawn, an Austin native songwriter, was hosting her own songwriter group showcases and literally set the stage for a fateful convergence with Hawkes, a recording producer and touring artist who remembers “One night, after closing time, a few of us were still sharing songs. Miranda played one of her songs that instantly felt familiar as I picked up a guitar and played along.” Miranda Dawn admits “Our harmony just fell in and that was the moment we both felt that we should sing together–” She continues with more than a hint of genuine wonder “it was as if there was suddenly this third voice.”

Their first duo effort, Golden Heart, climbed to No. 25 in Billboard’s Folk chart and landed at No. 2 in iTunes singer-songwriter albums and kicked off a whirlwind of constant cross-country touring and co-writing. Dawn and Hawkes recorded their second album, Yours and Mine, in between tour dates with the likes of Dawes, Patty Griffin, Chris Isaak, Robert Earl Keen, Valerie June, and showcasing at festivals like Austin City Limits, Folk Alliance, South By Southwest and TEDx. “We’d tour, come home inspired, record a song, tour, rinse and repeat” explains Dawn.

Though not without moments of sobering reflection, Yours and Mine is foremost a celebration of life’s genuinely beautiful moments that make us want to take another breath and another step – despite uncertainty. “Songs of introspective bliss, this singer-songwriter team genuinely helps the listener feel the spirit of life” – Performer. Yours and Mine, charted in the top ten at Folk radio for 6 weeks and the music video for the title track featured footage from the pair’s wedding on the Central Coast of California.

Dawn and Hawkes return from a Southwest Tour to the Cactus Cafe and will showcase material from previous albums and newest songs that are being recorded for their next album The Other Side. “The audience caved for their interplay, romance, and music. They won everyone over by being raw, real, and original.” – Austin Chronicle

“Transcendent alternative-folk – you will find yourself craving more from this amazing, dynamic duo” – Huffington Post

“Impeccable vocal harmonies and instrumentation” – Acoustic Guitar

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