Listen to "all the trees are hers"
For your listening pleasure, we've got a second taste of Hawksley Workman's forthcoming album Between the Beautifuls
. Available to stream from our audio player on the left of this page, "all the trees are hers" is the first track on the album and offers another hint to the delights contained within this record. Have a listen!
Second Show Added in Toronto: Presale on Now!
Due to the success of the first, a second night has been added to Hawksley's stand at the Danforth Music Hall. Scheduled for March 8, 2008, the HawksleyWorkman.com presale for this show has begun. We’ve got a limited number of tickets available to this general admission show, so don’t delay; head over to the Ticket page now.
These sales are open to HawksleyWorkman.com members exclusively. Not a member yet? Sign up now.
Shakin' All Over comes to DVD
Fresh from a successful airing on CBC, the documentary Shakin' All Over: Canadian Music in the 1960's comes to DVD on December 11. The 90-minute program features interviews with a who's who of Canadian music, including Anne Murray, Robbie Robertson and Hawksley Workman, as they discuss the classic Canadian music of the past. The DVD release includes a number of exclusive bonus features and a portion of the proceeds from each copy sold will be donated to MusiCan, the charity in support of music education established by CARAS.
A letter from Hawksley
well i wake to snow this
morning. lovely. a white mist.
i didn't see the autumn here. my body has been hither and scattered. cells catching resonance in airports in
tokyo, berlin, london, paris, st. john's, halifax and toronto. i have my first cold in a long time. i remember the last visits from
hummingbirds here. and the deer tracks in the garden where the last
parsnip tops were munched away. the partridges are back in the
trees. the trees are skeletons again. craggy and fingering toward the
sky, they make the fatted pheasants look so conspicuous against the
fading twilight. funny how the body is slow to arrive in new
places. the eyes tell lies till the body begins to believe in every new
surrounding. and even then the soul needs to believe in the
permanence of a room and bed and angle of light brushing against a city
skyline before it unfurls it's belongings. i really must glow about a day where mr.
lonely and i rode rented bicycles from akasaka
to asakusa. the loveliest, most respectful city streets i've ever
pedaled over. long alleyways tethered together with bundles of
cables held up by poles and knots. quiet and seemingly never
ending. cats and temples hidden in the wrinkles of a rebuilt city. sometimes i feel lost. when i sing i feel found. it feels like so long. i'm so pleased to have a new record to share. i made this record in the spring of this
year. while walking muddy bush trails
and planting seeds in newly tilled garden beds. over the last couple of years i have recorded
a number of records. this one speaks very clearly of a moment. a month of seeing snow melt away in warmer
days. of wearing rubber boots to town
to buy nuts and fish. of the familiar sense of new hope when the
days get longer. of seeing rhubarb blossom and bright, green
moss defy the last stubborn patches of crusty,
granular snow. it's been a funny time lately. a time of great learning. and stumbling. of feeling strange polarities. knowing and wondering. living and forgetting. waking up with a tired soul and
relearning that which i didn't know i had to cling to with such
strength. even on a tiny planet it's amazing how often one can feel so
far away from home. it always makes sense to look in the unlikely
places. to listen carefully to the lulls. to save energy for discovering the little
bursts of magic that happen in the wake of what's
obvious. for those towering distractions, those glowing
watersheds, those obvious, clanging epochs, happen in between what is
truly beautiful. may we all serve the blessings of what is simple,
fragile and delicate. that which lives in the echoes of trumpet
blasts that leave seaward on the wind. let us believe in rest for weary
souls. and time to mend and nurture love.
warmest and sincere wishes. h.
Hawksley on tour in 2008
UPDATE: The presale has now ended.
Hawksley Workman is hitting the road early next year, for a 15-date Canadian tour. Kicking off February 28 in Ottawa, ON, the tour will see Hawk and the band trek across the country before wrapping up in Winnipeg, MB on March 29. Check out the Tour page for a complete schedule.
Beginning on Tuesday, November 20, HawksleyWorkman.com will offer members the chance to participate in Best Seat Presales for the entire Canadian tour. If you haven't yet registered on the site, make sure you create an account for yourself so you can take advantage of this offer.
Hawksley guests on new Neverending White Lights album
Hawksley Workman has contributed vocals to the latest album by the Neverending White Lights, Act 2: The Blood And The Life Eternal. He is featured on the record's closing track, "Warding Off The Spirits."
Act 2: The Blood And The Life Eternal is in stores now. For more information, visit the Neverending White Lights Myspace.
Between The Beautifuls: In stores January 29, 2008
The long-awaited new album from Hawksley Workman, Between The Beautifuls, is set for release on January 29, 2008, on Universal Records. Produced by Andre Wahl, the tracklisting is as follows:
1. all the trees are hers
2. alone here (ballad of bunches of things)
3. it’s not me
4. no stillness and no rain
5. oh you delicate heart
6. piano blink
7. pomegranate daffodil
8. prettier face
9. september lily
10. the city is a drag
11. what would you say to me, lord?
12. bonus: piano blink (los manlicious mix)
Keep your ears open for the first single, "piano blink", which should make its way to radio soon.
Hawksley's Australian Tour
Fans down under are in luck: Hawksley Workman will be venturing to Australia for a series of shows beginning in late December and carrying over into the new year. Tickets for these shows are on sale now.
Visit the Tour page for a complete list of dates and for information on purchasing tickets.
Hawksley in the studio with Great Big Sea
Hawksley Workman spent much of October in Halifax, working with celtic-rock legends Great Big Sea on their new album, due sometime in 2008. GreatBigSea.com has posted some behind-the-scenes footage of Hawksley and the members of GBS in the studio. Check it out here.