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Hawks with Good Intentions

by I See Hawks in L.A. & The Good Intentions

A deep songwriting recording collaboration between top British folk band and California's top alt country rockers. Acoustic, quietly passionate, beautiful songs and harmonies and inventive playing that challenges traditional song forms.
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1. Blue Heaven
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2. Things Like This
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3. Rolling the Boxcars
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4. Rambling Girl
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5. Steel Rails
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6. Hills on Fire
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7. White Cross
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8. Flying Now
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9. Epiphany on Town Hall Square
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10. Will You Watch over Me from Above
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Los Angeles invented country rock, and I SEE HAWKS IN L.A. are its current ringleaders, reinventing the genre with their unique eco social commentary sensibilities, rich harmonies, and inventive musicianship that pushes the boundaries of an already trippy tradition.

“The finest country rock band on the planet” – MOJO

“One of California’s unique treasures” – Dave Alvin

"To say that I See Hawks in L.A. traipse down a going-their-own-way path through that old folky Americana and classic California country rock thing doesn’t quite begin to describe the sheer scope of this band’s wiiiide-open vision. They’re adding much-needed musical and lyrical complexity to the old forms, blending and stretching both the emotional and sonic terrain to thrillingly new and unfamiliar points beyond.”  – John Payne, L.A. Weekly

“A superb ensemble with a serious pedigree in California's roots-rock scene.” – Uncut

These guys are the house band for a revolution that isn't over yet." -- Michael Simmons, MOJO

The Hawks have gathered a loyal tribe around the globe, consistently rave reviews from critics, and a serious presence in the top 10 of the Freeform American Roots chart (#1 three times), the Americana Chart, and the Euro Americana chart (top ten several times). Their live show, whether all acoustic or hard hitting psychedelic honky tonk electric, lights up the stages from their own Highland Park perch to Stagecoach in the Coachella desert, to the Carolinas and the roots festivals of UK and Europe.

Formed in 1999 by Rob Waller and brothers Paul and Anthony Lacques during a philosophical discussion and rock throwing session on an East Mojave desert trek, I See Hawks In L.A. first gathered on the front porch in Echo Park, Los Angeles, drank whiskey, and began writing their endless rich stream of songs. Band members and players past, present and future include L.A.'s finest: Paul Marshall (Strawberry Alarm Clock, Wanda Jackson), David Jackson (Dillard & Clark, John Denver), Shawn Nourse (Dwight Yoakam, Mike Stinson), Gabe Witcher, Chris Hillman, Rick Shea, and Brantley Kearns. Newest member, drummer Victoria Jacobs, brings a rock solid groove and unique approach to the train beat, a cornerstone of the Hawks sound, and her songs have been some of the most played from the last three Hawks albums.

THE GOOD INTENTIONS are husband and wife duo R Peter Davies and Gabrielle Monk. Based in Liverpool, they have emerged over the last few years as part of the new wave of UK alt-country acts. Fusing old-time country with a traditional British sensitivity, they have developed their own singular voice and sound. In 2011, they were voted Best Americana Band at the British Country Music Awards.

Their songs are rooted in the timeless music carried to America by the emigrants from the British Isles, most of whom departed from the very port where Peter and Gabrielle live. The Good Intentions are bringing that music home, playing Peter's brilliant original songs on mainly acoustic instruments, with super tight harmonies, backed up on recordings by Southern California's top roots musicians.

“These songs are not just timeless, they are true classics, right up there with the best of the Louvins, the Delmores, the Blue Sky Boys, and early Everlys." (Maverick)

“Traditional country, Americana, call it what you will…it’s nigh on musical perfection.” (Alan Cackett)

The Hawks and Good Intentions became fast friends sharing the stages of Pappy & Harriets in the Mojave and house concerts
in greener Merseyside. Rob, Paul L, and Peter sat down after one desert adventure and wrote a few songs, then many more, and here are ten of them, recorded in L.A. and Liverpool. Gleaming technology serving acoustic guitars and down home harmonies.

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