My Backstage Pass

The HawtThorns - Live Remote from 'The Bird and the Book' Café

April 19, 2022 With Hosts Lee Zimmerman and Billy Hubbard Episode 18
My Backstage Pass
The HawtThorns - Live Remote from 'The Bird and the Book' Café
Show Notes

In many ways, The HawtThorns — a thoroughly dynamic duo consisting of husband and wife Johnny and KP Hawthorn — find a perfect blend of melody and magic, one that incorporates the sunny sounds of classic California rock blended with the rich resonant sounds of today’s Americana musical environs. Now, with their stirring second album Tarot Cards and Shooting Stars, the couple ratchet up the quotient of ambience and engagement, sharing songs that shimmer, shine and create an immediate impression.

In that sense, The HawtThorns effectively replicate the shared sentiments of a gilded age decades ago when optimism and engagement served a prime purpose. Both Johnny and KP have extensive experience on their own that was accumulated prior to their eventual union. It’s that culled credibility that contributes to the success of this sophomore set, making their new album the revealing effort it is.
Learn more about the HawtThorns on line at https://www.thehawtthorns.com

Host Lee Zimmerman is a freelance music writer whose articles have appeared in several leading music industry publications. A former promotions representative for ABC and Capital Records and director of communications for various CBS - affiliated television stations. Lee, who currently lives in East Tennessee, recently authored "Americana Music - Voices, Visionaries & Pioneers of an Honest Sound" which is now available on Amazon and other outlets. You can contact Lee at lezim@bellsouth.net

Cohost/Producer Billy Hubbard is a Tennessee based Americana Singer/Songwriter and former Regional Director of A&R for a Grammy winning company, as well as a music and podcast producer. Billy is also the venue developer and booking manager of The Station in East TN. As an artist Billy is endorsed by Godin's Simon & Patrick Guitars and has a new album being released fall of 2022. You can find Billy Hubbard online at http://www.BillyHubbard.com