MP3 Clay Hawkins - Traveling Songs
What Neil Young, Radiohead and Leo Kottke might listen to in the tour bus late at night. Lush, warm, acousticly blissed out, stoney, fingerstyle, roadtrip music.
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ROCK: Acoustic, ROCK: Americana
If I had to think of one constant in my life I would have to say it is music. It''s there when I wake up in the morning, has its say throughout the day and usually sends me to back to sleep humming something in my dreams. Doesn''t matter where I am or what I''m doing,
It''s always there, a big wash of melodies the universe seems to just pour out forever. When the guitar came into my life fourteen or so years ago, it seemed the perfect partner to help make sense of all this sound. I turn my ear to it, and let the guitar do the rest. Performing is really a joint effort to me. Though I am a soloist, it''s a duo that''s actually creating the music. It''s a partnership I''m happy to be a part of.
Raised in Phoenix, AZ on a steady diet of heat and twentieth century media, I didn''t exactly plug into this soundtrack right away. Though I had long worn out the grooves on most of my parents records it wasn''t until the sledgehammer of punk rock crashed through my early teens that I began to see it hanging around. That''s about the time I started playing guitar. Fast forward eight or so years to when the excitement of lugging equipment, living in practice spaces and having one''s ears ring for weeks on end has
worn off and you have the perfect setting for the acoustic guitar to make an entrance,followed by fingerpicking, and soon after, the road out of town.
With music leading the way, the path has wound it''s way through festivals, house-concerts, subways, street corners, warehouse jams, soundtracks, as well as countless bars, cafe''s, countries, states and cities. In fifteen years the one thing that hasn''t changed is my love for playing music with a guitar. I now live in San Francisco, Ca, and have just released my 2nd record, Traveling Songs, Without a doubt a far more accurate biography of the last 29 years, it is the culmination of everything above and the next step on
never ending road.