Two-time JUNO Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Hawksley Workman plays The Beaverbrook Art Gallery June 1.
A few years back two of the city’s premier music festivals teamed up to host a performance by Ben Caplan as part of the Living Roots Music Festival’s 2017 lineup. This year Living Roots Musical Festival are again teaming up with Shivering Songs, this time to co-present a performance by Hawksley Workman as part of the 2019 lineup.
As his bio clearly states, “Hawksley Workman is many things to many people in many places.”
In addition to being a highly prolific musician with 15 solo releases to his name with nearly 20 years spent performing across Canada, the United States and Europe, Workman is also a two-time JUNO Award winner, children’s book author and record producer. He has headlined performances at an impressive list of venues including Toronto’s famed Massey Hall and The Olympia in Paris, and has opened for Morrissey, The Cure and David Bowie. He has practically done it all.
His latest album Median Age Wasteland was written and recorded after relocating to Montreal from the Muskoka wilderness. Exclaim! called the album “a fine balance between nostalgia and a gaining of insight into both the past and present.” That nostalgic vibe was present in the album’s first single Battlefords, a track Worksman describes as “a piece of Canadian nostalgia, celebrating life in rural Canada in the 1980s, and the emotion and innocence that was specific to a quasi-technologocal time in the late 20th century.”
Hawksley Workman brings Median Age Wasteland to Fredericton in June for a performance in the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s pavilion. Limited tickets available.
Hawksley Workman | June 1 | Beaverbrook Art Gallery | 8 p.m. | View Event
HW photo: Vanessa Heins