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Ted Hawkins (1994)

“….I’m wringing wet with sweat, my throat’s on fire and my hand is aching. But I had to keep going…”


“Cold and Bitter Tears – The Songs of Ted Hawkins” is a tribute album boasting no celebrity names. James McMurtry, Kasey Chambers and Mary Gauthier are probably the most recognizable of the Americana and country artists on this new CD. But then Ted Hawkins never came close to celebrity himself, except to those who heard him on record or on stage – which in Hawkins’ case was most often in the open air on the beachfront sidewalks of Venice, California.

Allen Toussaint (1996)

“If I was to say my joy, piano is first.”




I loved Allen Toussaint before I knew who Allen Toussaint was.