I previously wrote about my experience seeing Hawkins when he made a rare visit to Boston’s Faneuil Hall. There was nothing, however, like seeing him on his home turf – entertaining crowds on Venice Beach, California. Here’s a short but wonderful taste of what it was like.
The Ted Hawkins story is among the most unique in American music. The Biloxi Mississippi native spent years as a street busker, most notably serenading passers-by on Venice Beach, CA while perched on a milk crate. He was “discovered” several times but never found significant success. His graveled voice and insistent guitar were his calling […]
Sometimes it’s the unexpected show that becomes one of the most memorable. Such was the case when I saw Ted Hawkins shortly before he passed away in 1995. Hawkins was booked to play Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall, a seemingly odd choice for an artist who was touring to promote a new album. For those who […]