ALMOST A FULL MOON: Tour Announcement, vinyl release, children’s book!

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Christmas Tour

We are very excited to announce Hawksley’s Almost a Full Moon Tour on the 15th anniversary of the release of his Christmas LP “Almost a Full Moon”.  Tour dates are below, tickets go on sale this Friday August 19th.

VINYL RELEASE:

In celebration of this anniversary, we will also be releasing a limited edition vinyl pressing of Almost a Full Moon, which will include a special Lyrics and Chords “Songbook” of the original album tracks, as well as a free download card for the album, including the two bonus tracks “Watching The Firesand “Silent Night”.

TOUR DATES / On Sale Now:

12.05 – Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre (tickets)
12.07 – Vancouver, BC @ St. James Hall (tickets)
12.08 – Edmonton, AB @ The Club at the Citadel Theatre (tickets)*
12.09 – Edmonton, AB @ The Club at the Citadel Theatre (tickets)*
12.10 – Edmonton, AB @ The Club at the Citadel Theatre (tickets)*
12.13 – Fredericton, NB @ Wilmot United Church (tickets)
12.14 – Halifax, NS @ St. Matthew’s Church (tickets)
12.16 – Hamilton, ON @ Hamilton Public Library In The Round Series (tickets)
12.17 – Huntsville, ON @ Trinity United Church (tickets)

BOOK RELEASE:

Hawksley is also officially announcing the release of a very special illustrated children’s book titled, Almost a Full Moon. Based on the lyrics of a song from the album of the same name, Almost a Full Moon is a warm-hearted tale of family, community, food and home and is illustrated by Jensine Eckwall, who helps bring beauty and a hint of magic to Workman’s evocative lyrics. The book will be published September 6, 2016 by Tundra Books (a division of Random House Canada). Pre-order is available here here.

 

*Edmonton: Beyond The Stage series passes available now, individual show tickets available Sept. 15, 2016.

Old Cheetah, We’re Not Broken Yet – RELEASED!

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“We’re Not Broken Yet”, the latest song from Hawksley’s upcoming record Old Cheetah (June 2, Six Shooter Records) as been released!

It’s available NOW on iTunes!

 

 

Pre-order Hawksley’s New Record “Old Cheetah”

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Hawksley’s new record, Old Cheetah is now available for pre-order on iTunes and at Six Shooter Records …you’ll also get an instant download of the first single, “Don’t Take Yourself Away (Instant Nostalgia)”.

Pre-order Hawksley's latest record, Old Cheetah.

Pre-order Hawksley’s latest record, Old Cheetah.

 

NEW RECORD: Songs From The God That Comes

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Isadora Records has just announced a new record by Canadian singer/songwriter Hawksley Workman.  SONGS FROM THE GOD THAT COMES is a studio recording that re-imagines the music from the live theatrical show of the same name, and will be released on Tuesday March 19, 2013 at www.hawksleyworkman.com and digitally on iTunes. Records will also be available at live shows, including Calgary (at Alberta Theatre Projects, March 19-April 7) and Halifax (2b theatre company, Marquee Ballroom, April 17-21).

Hawksley speaks about the new record, and its roots:

the god that comes was a long time in the making.  christian barry of 2b theatre company in halifax initially approached me about a collaboration almost 10 years ago.  as these things go sometimes, the right timing and the right idea weren’t to find each other until the summer of 2011.  christian brought the idea for the play to me, realizing that the story had a lot of prescient ideas, and seemed to resonate with a lot of social and political themes we both had been thinking about.  we began marinating in various versions of the bacchae (a greek play by euripides).  the play and music were written during sessions in toronto, burk’s falls, calgary and banff over the span of a year.  the writing sessions were really more “jams” than what one might think of proper sit down ‘writing’.  reading, thinking, conversation and digression were all as much a part of the process as sitting at the piano, or with pen in hand.  the show itself is a one man cabaret, but i felt the songs were so ripe to live in a more cinematic setting, fulfilling a creative wish i’d had for a while about creating an audio movie.  the reimagining of the music from the god that comes is an out and out ‘production’ comprised of many instrumental layers…  mostly recorded to magnetic tape.  the record was purposely built to have constant movement and an undulating of textures.  sometimes the musical elements can be changing, shifting and almost imperceptibly in the course of one piece of music.

Christian Barry on the impulse behind the project:

The whole idea of Bacchanalia as an important part of a healthy human existence is something that has always made sense to me. We all need to let a little release, a little abandon, a little recklessness into our lives every now and then. And for me wine and music are a big, big part of that. There was a very natural marriage between Hawksley and this concept from the beginning. There’s always been a lot of theatricality in what Hawksley does, and he’s a real heart & loins kind of a performer. I’ve always felt his shows are Bacchanalian in their own right. So it wasn’t that big of a leap. We got in a room, started writing some songs, and this record is the result.

www.thegodthatcomes.com

New Record! FULL MOON ELEVEN

Isadora Records has just announced a new album!  FULL MOON ELEVEN is a reimagining of Hawksley’s 2001 original Christmas album ALMOST A FULL MOON.  FULL MOON ELEVEN will be released on Tuesday November 8, 2011, the album (with original 2001 recording included) via www.hawksleyworkman.com and digitally on iTunes.


10 years ago i left toronto for paris.  i wandered the city bathed in feelings of loneliness and wonder.  i hired a piano for my little apartment at the corner of rue de lappe and rue de charone, and during a week long fast, i wrote some songs.  missing home, i wanted to write something to celebrate family, cooking, singing, andsimpleness.  i also wanted to make something to acknowledge my grandma hawksley’s love of the christmas season, and the excitement and ritual she brought to that time for my brother and i.  as it turned out, within about a week, i had a record’s worth of songs.  i was impatient to record this new music, but was a few days away from the band arriving from canada to start a tour through europe.  luckily, my label at the time had a recording studio in the north of paris.  they cleared a few days for me and i went to work.  determined to have the whole thing done before i met the band at de gaulle, i got up early and made the long morning walk up rue magenta to the studio district north of the pigalle for the next 3 days.  looking back on those days now, i realize that in many ways i was living in some of my last moments of innocence.  i was changing, but so was the world as i knew it.  in the next ten years an age of fear and darkness would be ushered in.  those songs were the last whiffs of a different time…  a time when the flask of whiskey in my coat pocket would raise only a wink and a grin from airport security…  a time that wasn’t so held by heaviness and government sponsored fear.  i thought it was time to check back in with those songs…  maybe filter them through my current voice.  so, again…  i went into the studio for 3 days, and re-imagined those songs for the voice of the person i am 10 years later.

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For Him And The Girls

On November 17, Isadora Records will release Hawksley Workman’s debut album For Him And The Girls in the US for the very first time. Originally released in 1999, the album was written, produced and performed by Hawksley himself, and bursts with beauty and energy.

To read Hawksley’s track-by-track discussion of the album, click here.