The Hawthornes CD Release Party – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – February 17th, 2018

The Hawthornes CD Release Party

Come celebrate their CD Release at the Muse!!!

The Hawthornes CD Release Party

Sat, February 17, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door

The Hawthornes
The Hawthornes
The Hawthornes, a quartet based in Charlotte, NC, are releasing their self-titled second LP. This widely-influenced group of musicians has taken time to craft an album that stretches to the edge of their varied styles, noting that most fans of music can find familiarity in elements of their sound.

The band operates in somewhat of an Omni-genre, combining the backgrounds of each individual member’s primary discipline, and marrying them in a sonic-sphere that is equal parts accessible and challenging. From the non-traditional rhythm patterns and bass grooves laid by Rob Bowser (drummer/percussion/keys) and Chris Freeman (bass/vocals) to the intricate chord play of Mike Prescott (guitar/vocals) and alluring melodies of Ade Herbert (vocals/keys), The Hawthornes deliver musical experiences that delight the casual music fan and the audiophile.

Following their 2014 release of More Than Eyes Can See, The Hawthornes added vocalist Ade Herbert and began working on a new sound, exploring their musical character even further. With the band being born out of founding members Mike and Chris’ desire to explore a deeper sonic mission, The Hawthornes set their sights on a period of experimentation which culminated in the songs of this recent release.

“After joining (the band), I just kind of flirted with some old ideas I had…putting it on top of some music they’d already played around with,” says Herbert. “We had a lot of fun reworking a few things here and there, but the real magic happened during that December writing session.”

In December 2015, the band holed-up in their rehearsal room for a three-day writing session. When they emerged, they had six completed songs, a host of ideas, and the foundation for what could only become an eponymous record: a representation of not only who The Hawthornes were at that moment, a cadre of musicians familiarizing themselves with a new environment and players. It also represented the first steps toward what this band would be capable of, going forward: the ability to synthesize diverse influences and approaches to create music that is just as fun to listen to as it is to play.

“This project will take you from sultry soul and old-school funk, to 90’s rock, hip-hop, and even some world music elements,” says Freeman. “We really never payed attention to the particular genre we were playing with, we just did what felt good.”

“It was also important for us to do this independently,” added Bowser, “in order for us to have the freedom of expression we wanted in making this music. With each member listening to music from all over the spectrum, it would have been nearly impossible to contain this project to one style.”

Summed up by Mike Prescott, “what this record means to us is another opportunity to add to the voice of music in this world. This is our way of combining our individual voices and talents into a collective message that we hope will find an audience out there. It was very much a labor of love that we can’t wait to share.”
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC
http://www.eveningmuse.com/