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OFFICIAL VIDEOS:

"Yours and Mine"

"Silver Line"

PERFORMANCE VIDEOS:

"Promised Land" [NEW]

Acoustic Guitar Magazine

"Yours and Mine"

"Almost Mine"

LOGO:

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POSTER:

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SHORT BIO:

Fronted by Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes, the couple formed Dawn and Hawkes in 2012 after a chance meeting on an Austin dance floor. 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 Tyminski, Patty Griffin, Old 97s, Robert Earl Keen, and showcases at festivals like Austin City Limits, Folk Alliance, AmericanaFest, South By Southwest and TEDx on tours in the US and abroad in Denmark, Germany and Australia.

Acoustic Guitar hails the musicality of their first full-length, Yours and Mine, as "Impeccable vocal harmonies and instrumentation” and 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 and compassion for differing perspectives. Upon returning to Austin, they set upon building a new home and self-producing their second full-length album, The Other Side, released in July 2018.

In a time when the world seems more divided than ever, this album explores themes of empathy, hope, and finding our common humanity. "While on our own adventures of ups and downs we found ourselves exploring themes of empathizing with the other side," recounts Miranda Dawn. "We hope that you will hear this album and share it with someone you love, because these are anthems of compassion for everyone who's ever felt on 'The Other Side.'"

 

ARTICLES and QUOTES:

“Dawn and Hawkes writes with gritty realism, hard conversations about love and life, and a willingness to confront emotions outside of the predictable and easy.” 
- Ear To The Ground

The Other Side offers 10 new tracks of sweet folk-rock, based on acoustic instruments and rich vocal harmonies. Rooted in the singer-songwriter heyday of the early 1970s, they also fit well into the modern-day indie-folk revival.”   
- Austin American Statesman

"Impeccable vocal harmonies and instrumentation”  
- Acoustic Guitar

“Outstanding musicians individually, they are absolutely magical together.”  
Houston Press

"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

“The audience caved for their interplay, romance, and music. They won everyone over by being raw, real, and original.” 
- Austin Chronicle

“Undeniably intimate”   
-Texas Monthly

“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

 

LONGER BIO:

Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes first met in 2010 when he crossed an Austin barroom floor and asked her to dance. A modest beginning became an undeniable attraction the first time they sang together and created a sound Texas Monthly calls "undeniably intimate". 

Dawn, a performing singer-songwriter was hosting her own songwriter group showcases and literally set the stage for a fateful convergence with Hawkes, a recording producer and touring artist who remembers “One night, after closing time, a few of us were still sharing songs. Miranda played one of her songs that instantly felt familiar, so I picked up a guitar and played along.” Miranda Dawn admits “Our harmony just fell in and that was the moment we both felt that we should sing together–” She continues with more than a hint of genuine wonder “it was as if there was suddenly this third voice.”

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 cross-country touring and co-writing. Dawn and Hawkes recorded their second album, Yours and Mine, in between tour dates with influential artists like Alison Krauss & Dan Tyminski, Patty Griffin, Old 97s, Robert Earl Keen and showcasing at festivals like Austin City Limits, Folk Alliance, AmericanaFest, South By Southwest and TEDx. “We'd tour, come home inspired, record a song, tour, rinse and repeat” explains Dawn.

The majority of the songs are co-writes, conceived in real-time while the couple’s relationship bloomed and the record stands as an unfiltered chronicle tracing a pair of hearts stumbling, floating, and sometimes soaring through life together. Though not without moments of sobering reflection, Yours and Mine is foremost a celebration of life’s genuinely beautiful moments that make us want to take another breath and another step despite uncertainty.

“We were cynical about love before each other,” concedes Dawn, “...but maybe that’s actually why we’re able to sing about it the way we do today. In the past, I’d sing a heartache song and I’d see people who really needed some of that hope brought by the light at the end of a sad song. I’d never thought the same relief could come out of a love song, but the response to us sharing our lives has been overwhelming. Maybe people need to hear about a little hope and love out there.”

Acoustic Guitar hails the musicality of 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 and compassion for differing perspectives. Upon returning to Austin, they set upon building a new home and self-producing their second full-length album, The Other Side, released in July 2018.

In a time when the world seems more divided than ever, this album explores themes of empathy, hope, and finding our common humanity. "While on our own adventures of ups and downs we found ourselves exploring themes of empathizing with the other side," recounts Miranda Dawn. "We hope that you will hear this album and share it with someone you love, because these are anthems of compassion for everyone who's ever felt on 'The Other Side.'"