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Portrait of Stevie Hawkins

Stevie Hawkins


About Stevie Hawkins

Cookeville, TN

2013 Los Angeles Music Awards Winner "Urban Artist" for the CD titled "What The Funk?"  http://www.steviehawkins.com/2013_urban_music_artist.html

2012 Los Angeles Music Awards Winner "Male Singer/Songwriter Of The Year" and "Record Of The Year" for the CD titled "What The Funk?"  http://www.steviehawkins.com/la_music_awards_record_of_the_year.html

2012 Indie Music Channel Awards Winner as "Best Blues Male Artist" - Nominated for "Best Blues Live Performance" http://www.steviehawkins.com/indiemusicchannelawards.html

2012 Artists In Music Awards Winner as "Best Jazz Artist" - Nominated for "Best Blues Artist" http://www.steviehawkins.com/aima_pr.html

Music is Stevie Hawkins' passion. He grew up listening to and working to master a wide variety of music on drums and vocals. He plays and sings cross-genres from Jazz, to Rock, to Soul, Pop, Latin, Blues, Funk and R&B. Stevie is a versatile artist with an instinctive and distinctive style of drumming and singing. His inborn natural abilities combined with years of formal training cause him to play and sing with feel, style, finesse and technique. Stevie composes his original compositions on the piano. Throughout his career, he has received numerous musical awards, and is currently a 2012 All Indie Music Awards Nominee in the Blues and Jazz categories

Over the years, Stevie has played drums for recording artists: John Lee Hooker, Percy Sledge, Rufus Thomas, Albert King, Brook Benton, Willie Hill, Harvey Scales, Sammy Blue, Chuck Berry, Dee Clark, Chubby Checker, Daryle Singletary, Razzy Bailey, Clifford Curry, Cledus T. Judd, Bertie Higgins, Jeff Carson, Johnny Rodriguez, Doug Stone, Ed Bruce, Charlie McCoy, and The Ink Spots. He has also shared the stage with Gregg Allman, Marshall Tucker Band, Johnny Winter, Leon Russell, Gap Band, Alice Cooper, Josh Thompson, Vern Gosdin, Jerry Jeff Walker, Craig Morgan, The Coasters, Confederate Railroad, Darryl Worley, Little Texas, T. Graham Brown, Lorrie Morgan, Janie Fricke, Danielle Peck, Ronnie Milsap, Ty Herndon, Andy Griggs, among others

Between 2001 and 2003 Stevie recorded a live CD entitled Georgia Jam.  Georgia Jam is a Southern Rock fusion of Blues, Rock, Jazz, R&B, Folk, Soul and Country that features some of the South's finest guitarists to include Spencer Kirkpatrick, Wayne "Bear" Sauls, Barry Richman and Reddog. The album was released by Emphasis Records in 2005

In 2007 Stevie released "High Time," a Blues/Soul album with Drew Stawin, Johnny "Guitar" Brown, Spencer Kirkpatrick, Terrell "Cool" Robinson, Wally Tarado and the Atlanta Horns

October 8, 2011 brings us "What The Funk?" The album containing 20 tracks spans the world of Funk music from the late 1960's to the present. Featuring some of the best in their genres: Soul Diva Jocelyn Brown, Sista Monica Parker, Tony Lindsay, Keith Harris, D'Layna, Funk Dogg, Cooley, Jaroslav Jakubovic, The Blues Brothers Horns, The Memphis Horns, Joe Vitale, Thiago Pinheiro, Butch Taylor, Tyrone Chase, Anthony Vitti, Sal Giorgiani, Jennifer Cosaro, Ralph Rosen, Delicious Allstars, Sanj Sen and Chuck Webb, the album's style is a mix of several genres, such as Soul, Blues, Jazz, Latin and the many other influences that make Funk music what it is

Revered as one of the all time greats and a groove monster by his peers, Stevie is highly respected, and in consistent demand for his original brand of "riding the feel" Blues - Soul drumming, and "in the pocket" R&B/Funk drumming/singing for both stage and studio

Stevie as a Record Label & Music Publishing Executive:
Stevie held position as V.P. of A&R - Chief Audio Engineer and Staff Producer for the GRC Records and HotLanta Records imprint in Atlanta, Georgia for seven years, working closely with GRC label clients (Universal/MCA, Warner Brothers, Atlantic, EMI, BMG, Sony, Ace/Kent) among others

He worked as the publishing catalog manager/administrator and song plugger for the historic Atlanta based music publishing companies, Jalew Music BMI, Act One Music BMI, Moonsong Music BMI and Grapevine Music ASCAP. Stevie was instrumental in securing artist cuts for Jalew, Act One, Moonsong and Grapevine to include; Ray Charles, Mary J. Blige, Sammy Kershaw, Will Smith, Oak Ridge Boys, Jermaine Dupree, Lil Romeo, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Lil Kim, Wyclef Jean, X-Clan, Special Ed, Shaquille O'Neal, John Michael Montgomery, and motion picture song placements in the movies "Larger Than Life" starring Bill Murray - Matthew McConaughey - Jerry Adler, and "Made In America" starring Whoopie Goldberg - Ted Danson - Will Smith, among many others

In 2001, he formed and currently owns two independent record labels (Alternative/Urban Records and Emphasis Records), as well as two music publishing companies (Hannon Hawkins Music-BMI and Uncle Slim Music-ASCAP)

Other areas of Stevie's career work include jingle writer and producer, radio programming assistant, ad agency music producer, recording engineer and record producer. Stevie has also been a panelist for ASCAP at the Atlantis Music Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

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