Dawn and Hawkes
After a happenstance encounter, songwriters Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes joined together to multiply their talents and formed a male/female fronted band touring the country and sharing songs, shows, and everything in-between.
Austin based indie-folk-americana duo Dawn and Hawkes first appeared in front of a large audience at the Kerrville Folk Festival, where Dawn was awarded as a finalist in the New Folk competition for emerging songwriters. Within a month, they had recorded and released their self-produced EP, GOLDEN HEART, featuring signature harmonies and an indie-folk sound influenced by Americana, country-rock, and classic Beatlesque-pop. Written and recorded from their home in Austin, their debut album has climbed to the top 25 of Billboard’s Folk chart.
What is now a full-time touring and musical partnership, began with modest expectations. “I was out listening to the blues at a little juke-joint in East Austin and asked this pretty girl to dance” says Hawkes, “We were having a good time dancing and found out we were both singer-songwriters.” Dawn continues the story saying, “Our timing and rhythm were just in-sync and when we added harmonies, songs, and guitar playing, it all went together – like dancing.”
We’ve been fortunate to play so many shows together and tour through beautiful parts of the country because of the encouragement and support of our fans. It’s because of you, that we are able to do what we love everyday. We plan to continue to create songs, take adventures, and share this love and musical connection with you all.
Thanks for joining us on the ride!
– Miranda Dawn & Chris Hawkes