Dawn and Hawkes
Miranda Dawn met Chris Hawkes 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 kicking off a whirlwind of cross-country touring performances with influential artists Alison Krauss & Dan Tyminsky, Patty Griffin, Old 97s, Robert Earl Keen, and showcases at festivals like Austin City Limits, Folk Alliance, AmericanaFest, South By Southwest and TEDx.
Acoustic Guitar hails the musicality of their first full-length, Yours and Mine, as "Impeccable vocal harmonies and instrumentation” Huffington Post summarizes "Transcendent alternative-folk — you will find yourself craving more from this amazing, dynamic duo."
The duo stored their possessions and lived on the road, drawing inspiration from American deserts and mountains to the South Australian coast while navigating a shared journey through mortality, grief, the after-life and compassion for differing perspectives. Upon returning to Austin, they set upon building a new home and recording a new album. The Other Side chronicles the life paths they've traveled and is set to release Summer of 2018.
"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