Hawkins, an accomplished musician has been playing music for what seems
to be his entire life. Music is his passion and he is passionate about
how it's perceived throughout his audience.
He plays many guitars, harmonica,
and fiddle and when you hear him you will think there is a whole band,
not just one person. This is accomplished by what is known as looping.
There is never a "backing track" to play along with, which is used by some
other players out there. His vocals and music will reach the deepest part
of you while it sets your senses alive. He plays sounds from the current
popular, to classic rock, to Dave Matthews, to his own original compositions
as he touches on just about any genre you may desire (he plays hundreds
Dave Hawkins is playing on the Western
Shore and throughout the Eastern Shore from Kent Island to Ocean City to
Rehobeth Beach/ Fenwick Island to St. Michaels just about every weekend
during the year.
native of Easton, Md, Dave started playing in local bands which included
the favorite “Riff Raff.” A sabbatical from public performance followed,
and song writing began that ultimately culminated in two CD's, Two-Way
Mirror and Timing both of which are usually available for sale
at his gigs. Six original tracks from those CD's are featured above.
at upper right
Dave performs his stunning
vocals accompanied by music from his Taylor 312 guitar (and other Taylors),
mixing in sounds from his Alvarez and his vintage 100 year old fiddle.
The music ranges from originals to Dave Matthews, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young,
CSN, Bare Naked Ladies, Stone Temple Pilots, The Police, Johnny Cash, Waylon
Jennings, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, The Righteous Brothers and many more,
performed in Dave's own eclectic and energetic style.
Music - Dave Hawkins
At DelMarVa Life Studios - Salisbury, MD
Here To Listen To The "Full Band" Studio Mix Of Sorry
out this review we found on the internet of Dave and Sticks playing
at Kentmorr/ Dirty Dave's Tiki Bar on Kent Island:
"Ok... one more crab house mystery
Mate and I braved the Bay Bridge
traffic (almost uneventfully) on a Labor Day weekend Sunday afternoon.
We like to live dangerously, don't we? Sat down with
a dozen large crabs ($48/doz. not bad at all for a major holiday weekend)
and an order of Caprese Salad. The tomatoes and basil were out of
the garden perfection. After all this is the Eastern Sho'. Mozzerella
was pedestrian domestic stuff just like you would find in any grocery store.
The dressing a very light olive oil brought it all together and made us
forget about fancy imported mozzerella.
The cool, sweet Caprese was the absolute
perfect foil for our spicy steaming hot crabs. The mate has often asked
for sliced garden tomatoes (when available, Silver Queen corn when not)
with her crabs, but this was a step above and beyond. So I have kicked
up Kentmorr to 5 stars.
But wait! Completely without
our planning, "Dave & Sticks" came along and set up their band equipment
right next to us on the outdoor crab deck and began to play. Two local
guys, a guitar, a fiddle, and a set of conga drums playing Dave Matthews/David
Gray kinda music. What a nice surprise to top off our Sunday afternoon.
...we ordered another Caprese
salad and another pitcher of beer and enjoyed Dave & Sticks a while..."