David Hawkins | Hello Mr. Death & Other Love Songs

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Hello Mr. Death & Other Love Songs

by David Hawkins

David Hawkins' songs come from a place where flesh and spirit meet. They are songs of Love, Hope, Death, Loss, Whiskey, Redemption, and an echo of the Divine. Hello Mr. Death is a significant step in David's evolving musical vision.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Hello Mr. Death (A Love Song)
3:30 $0.99
2. Let Love Lead the Way
4:57 $0.99
3. When Winter Comes
3:18 $0.99
4. My Girl Whiskey
4:46 $0.99
5. Till My Heart Beats Again
3:55 $0.99
6. In a Bad Way
4:10 $0.99
7. I'll Do the Damage First
3:58 $0.99
8. How Long?
4:10 $0.99
9. Trouble On My Mind
3:22 $0.99
10. Northern Star
5:01 $0.99
11. I'm Not Ready
4:24 $0.99
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Album Notes
Hello Mr. Death & Other Love Songs is a pared down, mostly acoustic project showing that Hawkins has one foot in the yin and the other foot in the yang of life. The album opens with "Hello Mr. Death (A Love Song)," a song about choosing to celebrate the time we have left, even in the face of the "Big Erase." The album ends with "I'm Not Ready," a darker, more vulnerable look at the end. In between are nine other perspectives on the human experience--some treated with humor and irony, others more direct, but all of them are a thoughtful and artful musical blend of mind and heart.

Singer-songwriter David Hawkins sure knows how to turn a phrase. The lyrics of the 11-song Hello Mr. Death & Other Love Songs are at once pleasing and perceptive, especially on “Hello Mr. Death (A Love Song)” and “Till My Heart Beats Again.” Hawkins’ folksy voice melds well with his country-style picking, resulting in a set that’s equally enlightening and entertaining.

LILLI KUZMA, Host of Folk Festival, WDCB Public Radio, Glen Ellyn/Chicago, IL:
With his second release, Hello Mr. Death & Other Love Songs, David Hawkins delivers an excellent collection of new material, from the delightfully witty romp with the title track, to superb country-infused tracks and gorgeous ballads. The well-crafted songs shine with fine vocals and acoustic guitar, and embellishments by noted sidemen such as Don Stiernberg, Mark Dvorak, David Wallace, and Clark Sommers, among others, contribute to this top-shelf production filled with stand-out material from start to finish. It is highly recommended.

ELLIOTT DELMAN - Composer, Music Producer, Guitarist:
David is intelligent, wry, and devoted to songwriting. His songwriting is uniquely insightful, vulnerable, and thoughtful. He is vocally superb, and his musicianship is clean and emotive. I've had the pleasure of diving deep into his material and am a better man for it.

BUDDY MONDLOCK - Songwriter, Performer, Recording Artist:
You gotta love a guy who digs right down deep to the dark side and dances around down there for a while.

GREG TRAFIDLO - Songwriter, Producer at Kira Records, Salem, VA:
David Hawkins deserves to be a regular fixture in any coffeehouse, showcase, or festival stage. His well-crafted story songs are intelligent, honest, and musically solid, each delivered in a voice reminiscent of Merle Haggard in his prime (and that’s a good thing).



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