Interview: Backstage Pass with Hawksley

Below is an extensive three part interview by Matt Schichter of The Backstage Pass with Hawksley discussing the process behind Meat/Milk and the records that preceded it, his view on trends in music & the industry in Canada, Europe & The USA, and the evolution of his career with plenty of interesting asides along the way. Double click to see larger version.

Stream: Not Your Parents’ Music

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Meat & Milk: The Food of Love (London Free Press)

“If music really is the food of love, Hawksley Workman’s new albums are the way to go.”  Says Darryl Sterdan, London Free Press.

Hawksley describes how Meat–a rougher, darker, “in the muck” sounding affair–was made in two weeks in the confines of his own home while the lighter and cheerier Milk was an unplanned accident that came about during Workman’s time in Sweden.

“It happened totally by accident. Meat was in the can, and I was busy doing stuff and all of a sudden there was a second record staring me in the face.”

Hawksley goes on to describe what motivates him to keep re-inventing:

“We’re really concentrating on the new material. We’ve probably played older stuff like Striptease 500 times, so we’re really inspired to play these tunes.”

“We all know that the way to get rich is to serve the same hamburger the same way the world over. But it’s just not something I’m capable of doing.”

Read the interview in its entirety here

In Studio: Hawksley Workman (National Post)

Hawksley discusses the impact timing and life events have on the final product during studio sessions and performs a song each from Meat & Milk.  See the original article in The National Post here

Stream: Wayside

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Stream: Animal Behaviour

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Stream: Devastating

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CBC Concerts On Demand: Concerts On Demand: Hawksley @ The Winspear Centre in Edmonton

“If you have seen Hawksley Workman just once then you haven’t seen Hawksley Workman.” – CBC Radio 2.  Listen to Hawksley Workman live at the Windspear in Edmonton

Young Artists for Haiti

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Stream: Who Do They Kiss

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