"(My) favorite performance on The Voice, ever." -Adam Levine
“The two voices intertwine as if made to sing together” -Serenity Fisher
"They're amazing...my favorite kind of music" -Kacy Crowley
"Well crafted songs with beautiful vocal harmonies. Great Texas Music!" -Bill Chambers
The Austin-based indie-folk-Americana duo, began with modest expectations. "I was out listening to the blues at a little juke-joint in East Austin and asked this pretty girl to dance" says Hawkes, "We were having a good time dancing and found out we were both singer-songwriters." Dawn continues the story saying, "Our timing and rhythm were immediately in-sync and when we added harmonies, songs, and guitar playing, it all went together - just like our dancing."
Dawn & Hawkes (Miranda DAWN and Chris HAWKES) first performed in front of a large audience at the Kerrville Folk Festival, where Dawn was a finalist in the New Folk competition for emerging songwriters. They later recorded and released a self-produced EP, “Golden Heart,” which climbed to the top 25 of Billboard’s Folk chart. The EP features their signature harmonies and an indie-folk sound influenced by Americana, country-rock, and classic Beatlesque-pop. Earlier this year they won over the hearts of America on NBC's The Voice with their rendition of 'I've Just Seen A Face' by The Beatles, with Adam Levine exclaiming they were his "favorite performance on The Voice, ever."
The two are currently home in Austin working on their first full length album, expected to release at the beginning of the year, and the duo will play ACL festival for the first time this fall.