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State of Maine

1. I Love The State of Maine
2. I Like The Down East Way
3. I Was Born on a Mountain Top in Maine
4. Song of Westbrook
5. Down East Boogie
6. He Was Not Just An Old Man To Me
7. When The Silv'ry Moon Is Shining

8. Maine Indian Dreams
9. The Old Covered Bridge
10. The Rose On The Hilside In Maine
11. Snow Flakes Falling (It's Winter Time In Maine)
12. Cool Summer Breeze
13. I'm Born Skier
14. Beautiful Maine
15. North Woods Are Calling Me
16. Minuet For Maine (Instrumental)
17. Snowmobile Sal

Released in December 2014, this CD is a tribute to the State of Maine and contains a unique collection of seventeen songs written about places and features that are distinctive to Maine. Included are songs about skiing, snowmobiling, woods, mountains, Downeast and his hometown of Westbrook. CDs are priced at $15 and all of the proceeds go to Maine Parkinson Society.

 

1. Memory Lane
2. Why Not Confess
3. Daisy a Day
4. My Brother Sid
5. I'll Never Cry Over You
6. Some Other World
7. Try a Little Kindness
8. Brave Pony Mine
9. Little Jean
10. It's Beginning to Rain
11. Lay My Head Beneath a Rose
12. Crying Holy
13. 30 Second Rag

This is Al’s solo album. Three numbers are live stage performances with Al and his Martin HD-28 guitar. The others show Al as a “one man band” where he plays guitars, mandolin, acoustic up-right bass and does all the vocals & harmony.

Al received the DECMA “ Recording Of The Year”
– Annual Award Show 1990

Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine review:
“ Al Hawkes is the man responsible for some good releases……this nice album arrived with Mr. Hawkes himself at front and center, singing  and flatpicking his way through some standards, semi-standards, along with a few apparent originals…….... Al Hawkes has a nice
baritone voice that will remind you a little of Lee Moore, with a nice down-east accent”.

 

 

 

1. Along the Road
2. I Suppose
3. Kentucky Waltz
4. Just Lovin' You
5. No One Will Ever Know
6. Meet Me Somewhere In Your Dreams
7. I'm Satisfied With You
8. Momma Won't Be Leaving a Light in the Window Anymore
9. Too Many Blues
10. Played the Game Too Long
11. A Face in the Crowd
12. Stone's Rag
13. Bottom of the Glass
14. Time Changes Everything
15. I'll Go Somewhere and Sing My Songs Again

 

 

Awarded “The Recording of the Year"
DECMA Award Show 1991

Al sings and plays guitar, mandolin & tenor banjo with a great bunch of musicians: Don Roy, fiddles; Jay Young, acoustic bass; Evans Fitch, dobro and pedal steel guitar. Herman McGee is a special guest on 5-string banjo.

Face Magazine said: “No matter what the style or tempo, Hawkes’ voice is the primary attraction. It’s hard to think of a country performer on any level with a simple, sincere and downright pretty a delivery as Al Hawkes”

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

1. Blue Ridge Mountain Blues
2. Wait Till the Clouds Roll By
3. Buffalo Gals
4. Deep Elm Blues
5. Just a Closer Walk With Thee
6. Hillbilly Boogie
7. I'm Sittin' on Top of the World
8. Jimmy Brown, the Newsboy
9. Blues Stay Away From Me
10. Alabama Jubilee
11. Back Home Again in Indiana
12. Dr. Jazz
13. Old Time Song Medley
14. Crazy Fingers Rag

 

 

 

A mixture of  un-plugged acoustic “Americana” music featuring Old-time Country, Bluegrass, Jazz/Swing, Folk, Blues and Old “Pop” Tunes.

Face Magazine: “It probably goes without saying that this is “unplugged” with AlHawkes on guitar and mandolin, CarterLogan on banjo and guitar and Al Doane on stand-up bass.  ….. what’s most impressive about Getting’ It All Together is the range of material Hawkes has drawn together on which to put the group’s own spin….. beyond the songs, though, it’s the players who make this even more worth listening to.  …..and Hawkes takes a virtuoso turn on mandolin on his own “Crazy Fingers Rag”, which won him Instrumentalist of the Year honors from the Country Music Associations of America in 1990.  …..AlHawkes & His String Fusion are just too good at what they do to be any less than thoroughly appreciated, if not completely relished”.

 

 

1. When You're Smiling
2. Roseville Fair
3. Don't Flirt With Me
4. Ring of Clover
5. Out Behind the Barn
6. I Still Miss Someone
7. Nashville Blues
8. Did You Ever Go Sailin'
(River of Memories)
9. Daisy a Day
10. Old Fashioned Love
11. Have a Good Day
12. Leave Me With a Smile /
Everywhere I Go
13.Time Has Made a Change
(In Me)

 

Al’s latest CD album brings together many professional bluegrass and country music musicians – friends to mix up a batch of great tunes Al has been doing for years. Fred Lantz, Al Doane, Alan Stapleford, Sean Mencher, Bob Boothby and Bruce Milliard created great moments during the recording.

“Recording of the Year – 2005”   At the 23rd Annual Maine Country Music Association Award Show

Phoenix Entertainment Newspaper – Picked as one of the “Top 20 Local Albums of 2004”

Bluegrass Now Magazine – “AlHawkes has been performing bluegrass and old-time country music since the early 1950’s…. (the album) tenderly traverses longtime favorites from Hawkes vast live repertoire.  ….While the album certainly extends Hawkes’ legacy, it clearly paints a bigger picture – the power of the music itself. Thanks to unsung heroes like AlHawkes, folks can’t go wrong when they “Keep on Smiling with Bluegrass, Old-Time Country & Folk Music”

Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine – “AlHawkes is a noted bluegrass entertainer in the state of Maine. He has gathered several local musicians to create 13 performances extracted from sources ranging from Hank Thompson, Delmore Brothers, Johnny Cash……… While primarily a regional production, it does contain many nostalgic moments”

WJZF – FM 97.1 – Congratulations AL .. Tremendous Album … Tremendous Guy!!!
From the Gang at WJZF

 

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