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    The God That Comes at Uno Fest 2012 Victoria

    We are excited to announce that Hawksley will be performing three work-in-progress showings of his new theatrical venture The God That Comes at Uno Fest 2012 in Victoria May 27-29.

    The God that Comes tells the story of the Greco-Roman god of wine Bacchus (or Dionysus) and uses Euripides’ The Bacchae as a primary source. In a world ruled by greed and an oppressive king obsessed with rules and order, the lesser classes have taken to the countryside in a hedonistic spiritual revolution fuelled by wine, ritual madness, and ecstasy. Women, slaves, outlaws, and foreigners have all gone to the mountain to worship the god of wine, and to commune with their animal needs to dance, to lose control, to get drunk, and have sex. The king rails against the protesters, leading to a bloody conclusion.

    This solo performance fuses the chaotic revelry of a rock concert with the intimacy of theatrical storytelling.

    Created by Hawksley Workman and Christian Barry
    Conceived and directed by Christian Barry
    Music and performance by Hawksley Workman

    This is a work-in-progress. Development partners have included Alberta Theatre Projects, Intrepid Theatre and The Banff Colony. The piece will premiere as part of the ATP playRites Festival in March 2013, and will go on to tour nationally and internationally.

    Interstellar Rodeo

    Sarnia Artwalk

    Hawksley will be headlining the Sarnia Artwalk evening concert on Saturday June 2, 2012.  Details about the event and tickets can be found here!

    Dumbo Feather Interview

    During a break touring Australia in January, Hawksley sat down with Marc Whiteway at Dumbo Feather in Melbourne for an interview.  Hawksley performed acoustic versions of Autumn’s Here and 3 Generations.  Video of the two songs can be found below…please enjoy.

    Autumn’s Here

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    3 Generations

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    CBC Radio 2 – Hawksley to Guest Host!

    Hawksley is excited to be hosting CBC Radio 2 Morning – Weekend on Saturday March 24th and Sunday March 25th…6:00AM!

    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.


    Hawksley Australia Tour!

    Hawksley is excited to announce that he’ll be heading back to Australia for a solo tour in January!

    Here are the cities and dates…

    Wednesday 4th January 2012: The Clarendon Guesthouse – Katoomba (NSW)

    Tickets: Ph (02) 4782 1322 or www.clarendonguesthouse.com.au

    Thursday 5th January 2012: Brass Monkey – Cronulla (NSW)

    Tickets: Ph: (02) 9544 3844 or www.brassmonkey.com.au

    Friday 6th January 2012: Notes – Newtown (NSW)

    Ph: (02) 9557 5111 Tickets: www.noteslive.net.au

    Sunday 8th January 2012: Joe’s Waterhole – Eumundi (QLD)

    Ph: (07) 5442 8144 or www.musicliveatjoes.com

    Thursday 12th January 2012: Caravan Club – Oakleigh (VIC)

    Tickets: Ph: 0411 569 180 or www.caravanmusic.com.au

    Friday 13th January 2012: Northcote Social Club – Northcote (VIC)

    Tickets: Ph: (03) 9486 1677 or www.northcotesocialclub.com

    Saturday 14th January 2012: Jive Adelaide (SA)

    Tickets: www.jivevenue.com – Ph: 08 8211 6683

    For a Living Planet…Live at The Glenn Gould Studio

    Hawksley has just announced that he will be joining Jully Black and 54*40 for a live performance on November 4th 2011 at The Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, in support of World Wildlife Fund Canada.  Information and tickets can be found here!

    Symphony Nova Scotia…This Weekend!

    Hawksley and Mr. Lonely will be making their orchestral debut on Friday September 30 and Saturday October 1 in Halifax at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium.  Details can be found here

    A one-of-a-kind performance that should not be missed…