Eric Michael Hawks and his band (The Double Odd Buck Band) entertains by playing original music from Eric's latest Nashville release and other country favorites.
Price Range: Let' talk. Contact us for details.
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
Expect Eric Michael Hawks backed up with very competent musicians. We bring a modern honky tonk feel back in country music. We perform songs from Eric Michael Hawks' 2 albums (his latest being WHISKEY HIGHWAY recorded in Nashville). We accompany this with revamped country hits.
We tailor every performance to the venues needs and specifications. Every performance/ venue is different.
“I play the kind of music I like and can be proud of. Period.”
While the very soul of country music seems to be for sale to the highest bidder these days, with elements of pop, rock, and hip hop swinging in and delivering plenty of “bro country” jams bound to leave their forebears turning in their graves, there are thankfully others intent upon holding the line and continuing in the fine tradition of the genre’s deepest roots. Eric Michael Hawks proudly counts himself among the latter and his uncompromising stance on making his music, his way, continues to draw listeners in who are delighted by the artist’s genuine country vibes and heartfelt songwriting.
Hawks began his musical adventures primarily as a drummer, playing in a number of rock bands in his native Ontario before he eventually shifted to guitar and truly found his calling. As he honed his skills, Hawks added vital life experience to his resume, pulling up roots from his Clarence Creek, Ontario hometown and travelling coast to coast as a long haul trucker throughout the U.S. and Canada. The authenticity of that hard life combines with the artist’s adventurous spirit and results in his signature country sound.
That signature sound is “Country, pure and simple,” as the artist describes but his definition of country rubs against the grain of what others may define the genre as.
“The old cliché is that country is all about cheating, getting drunk, the dead dog and your wife leaving you, “Hawks shares. “But I can’t think of another music genre that is more versatile and speaks more about everyday life.”
That great diversity is readily shown on the artist’s self-titled debut featuring tracks like the feel-good “Whiskey Drinkin’ Cowboy” and the intensely powerful “Living By the Gun” which opened to strong reviews. Country Music People Magazine declared that “This is old school outlaw country that can be difficult to find these days” while The Magazine of Country Music additionally adds that “Hawk shows off his lyrical chops and musical prowess. Each song is biographical as the listener can relate.”
Now Hawks is ready to add to that resume of accolades with the release of his sophomore project, Whiskey Highway. Recorded in Nashville at the legendary Sound Emporium with producer Dave Bechtel and a cadre of A-list studio musicians, the album continues the artist’s commitment to creating a true country sound. Through it all, Hawks holds strong to his convictions, saying “I don’t compromise. I will always play the music I love and I will never bend to any specific trend.”
Now Hawks invites you to take a long ride on the Whiskey Highway with him, taking in the sights and hearing the stories that resonate from his very soul. It’s a journey you’ll find yourself wanting to take again and again.
Additional Booking Notes
Every performance experience and venues are unique. We do our best to help venues/booking agents spread the good word. We reach out to our numerous fans by social media, website, email list, etc.... We can provide venues with our generic show posters if needed. We can even help sell tickets online if the venue is not equipped with this service.
We see this as a joint venture, not a one way street
Past Booked Events
|August 20, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||TBA|
|June 18, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Solly's Bar|
|May 14, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Bourget Community Center|
|April 16, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Lucky 7 Bar|
|February 27, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Solly's Bar|
Eric Michael Hawks performs original songs from his catalog (including his latest CD WHISKEY HIGHWAY from Nashville) mixed in with revamped classics.
|Eric Michael Hawks||Vocals/guitar|
Every performance is custom. We tend to work with venues and find what fits.
Chebeague Island, ME
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