David Hawkins


I have been a musician since grade school. Five years ago I recorded my first album, Decades. An 11 song compilation of my favorite songs written over the past 30 years. That's how it got the album name. I plan to get a few of those songs downloaded here. Recorded at Lake Paradise Records in Cherokee Village Arkansas. I have many CDs still available for purchase. I use ProTools 10 in my home records. I play multiple instruments and recently experimented with sound track and movie scores for a friend in Nashville Tn.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

It's part of me. Without it, I wouldn't survive.

What is your music dream?

To record in my studio all the songs that have been hibernating within. They must escape, they are restless and are begging to be heard and loved.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Limit the Government on what they are allowed to do. We pay their paycheck, therefore they work for us.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Mama Tried by Merle Haggard

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Alabama, The Eagles, Merle Haggard, Reba McIntyre, George Strait, Brooks & Dunn, Celine Dion. The list goes on and on.

What inspires you to make music?

Creative stories to be told in a language that speaks to the soul.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

There is a story behind every song. It's art.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I want them to enjoy what they hear.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Musicians deserve better pay from venues who hire them. It takes many hours to prepare for a show and years of practice to get where we are.

What do you think of Drooble?

I just joined like an hour ago, come back in a few days, I'll tell ya.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Unreliable musicians who bale just before a gig.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Go to venues and listen to artists. Mostly local coffee show setups.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

An artist needs a full band who is dedicated and willing to stick with them for bigger venues and recording.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Kari Fleskes, Jordan Alena, Larry Casabella