remains one of the most respected of American fingerpickers and
time he spent in the proximity of the great Rev Gary Davis is evident
I love Ernie Hawkins. This is the third disc I've heard by him,
and each one impresses more and more. There are very few individuals
play this stuff and make it real. This "stuff," by the
way, is acoustic
country blues. And Hawkins is, plan and simple, a master.
John Heidt - Vintage Guitar
Western Pennsylvania's master of acoustic blues guitar returns with
spectacular offering of Blues, Gospel and Dance Tunes, with just
Voodoo thrown in to boot. Hawkins has been building his reputation
as one of
the (perhaps the) finest purveyors of solo acoustic blues guitar
the world. Each of Ernie's three albums on the tiny Say Mo' Music
filled with superbly played recreations and original pieces that
add to the
history of the Blues. No one can touch Ernie when it comes to playing
Rev. Gary Davis.
Dave Little Maine Blues Society
may have begun his career as an apprentice to Rev. Gary Davis and
have a unique connection to him (the Rev. performed the nuptials
1970 wedding), but he has fully absorbed a number of other styles
successfully created his own voice. His teacher would be proud.
Patrick Grant www.minor7th.com
I'd rather spin Ernie Hawkins new disc than anything 'new' by The
Rolling Stones. It's clear to anyone with ears which cat can play
Jim Moore Vancouver BC
at last I cleared away the debris of a mad life and sat last evening
with my husband (a SERIOUS country blues picker/fan) and we were
away by Ernie Hawkins. I'm stunned that I have never heard of this
playing is wickedly good.