Dawn and Hawkes
Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes met when he crossed an Austin barroom floor and asked her to dance. The first time they sang together they found a sound Texas Monthly calls "undeniably intimate".
Their initial duo effort, Golden Heart, climbed to No. 25 in Billboard’s Folk chart and landed at No. 2 in iTunes singer-songwriter albums and kicked off a whirlwind of constant cross-country touring and performances with artists like Patty Griffin, Dan Tyminski & Alison Krauss, Chris Issak, Old 97s, Robert Earl Keen, and showcases at festivals including Austin City Limits, Folk Alliance, AmericanaFest, South By Southwest and TEDx.
Their most recent album, Yours and Mine, is foremost a celebration of life’s beautiful moments that make us want to take another breath and another step – despite uncertainty.
"If you're searching and you find you're not so alone, Let's go there to find that silver line”
"Impeccable vocal harmonies and instrumentation”
- Acoustic Guitar
"Transcendent alternative-folk - you will find yourself craving more from this amazing, dynamic duo"
- Huffington Post
“Songs of introspective bliss, this singer-songwriter team genuinely helps the listener feel the spirit of life”
- Performer Magazine
“lovely, lilting and clearly heartfelt”
- Elmore Magazine
“Outstanding musicians individually, they are absolutely magical together.”
- Houston Press
“The audience caved for their interplay, romance, and music. They won everyone over by being raw, real, and original.”
- Austin Chronicle
“Roots music that sears the heart yet goes down smooth. Blues, folk, country and rock tangle in their sound, every element amplified by the pair's lovely, tortured harmonies”
- Columbia Tribune
“A couple whose harmonies and chemistry speak for themselves. It was clear from the very first note that Dawn and Hawkes are something very special”
- Taste Of Country
"Naturally drawn to each other, the Austin based indie-folk-Americana duo performs with an unmatched chemistry apparent throughout the interplay of their onstage personas as well as their intricate harmonies.”
- Steamboat Today
- Texas Monthly