Ted Hawkins

Ted Hawkins (born October 28, 1936, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA - died January 1, 1995, Los Angeles, California, USA) was an American blues and soul-blues singer and guitarist. With a captivating voice that resonated with raw emotion and authenticity, Ted Hawkins left an indelible mark on the music world. His unique blend of blues and soul captivated audiences across the globe.

Often compared to artists such as Chris Smither, Dave Van Ronk, and Loudon Wainwright III among others in his genre-defying style. Ted Hawkins' music transcended boundaries and touched the hearts of listeners from all walks of life. His powerful vocals combined with his skillful guitar playing created a mesmerizing experience for anyone fortunate enough to witness his performances.

Despite facing numerous hardships throughout his life including homelessness and addiction struggles, Ted Hawkins never lost sight of his passion for music. He poured his heart and soul into every song he performed; each lyric carrying a weight that could only be understood by those who had experienced similar trials in their own lives.


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