Just announced that Sam will open for Grammy nominated Keith Urban on his Australian Tour Feb 05. His album has recently been featured heavily on Australian TV series neighbours.
Rather than give you my opinion (’cause its my record and of course im going to say its great),here’s what the president of CD Baby had to say:
I love your “On Any Other Day” CD so much I’m going to feature it on the FRONT PAGE of CD Baby for a few days. We’re REALLY picky about what goes on the front page. We get about 75 new albums a DAY coming in here now, (about 30,000 total), and yours is one of the best I’ve ever heard.
CD BABY’S REVIEW:
Sting meets John Mayer? Perhaps, perhaps. With the soft, buzzy and drifting vocals that seem to hang in midair mixed with a swirl of sound that has your ears searching for which strain of harmonic, melodic and rhythmic texture to follow and hold on to, one could be so bold. Laced with electronic threads that weave their way through tightly knit harmonic tapestries, and with colorful squirts of color that are dashed upon the images being stirred in your mind, this humble pocket of crystalline Pop is one you will find yourself escaping to more and more often.
Derek Sivers President
CD Baby & Hostbaby
Sam Hawksley – “On Any Other Day”
The front page headline in US music industry bible Billboard, January 2002 reads: “Industry Rediscovers Its Troubadour Traditions”. The article is about the re-emergence of the singer-songwriter as a key force in music. After several years of “ultra-present, manufactured teen pop”, there is an audience hungering for something more real, more substantial. The article talks about a new breed of exceptional artists like David Gray, Ron Sexsmith and Rufus Wainwright. Male singer songwriters have been in the wilderness, but they’re coming back.
Sam Hawksley is from Sydney, Australia and he’s going to be a part of all this. He’s made an album of songs that catch your ear and your heart, that connect and make you feel. His voice sounds like a friend. When the album ends you want to put it on again, and read the lyrics.
Dave Orwell Sony ATV Publishing