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Thirteen brand new songs, all acoustic cut live sitting in a circle, with ghostly spirits singing 4th harmony.
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Greetings, Hawks friends, family, and tribal affiliates!  We just finished tracking 13 brand new songs for our upcoming release "NEW KIND OF LONELY."  

We've always wanted to make an all acoustic live recording, and this time we did it.  We resisted the siren call of the pedal steel and the telecaster.  We sat in a circle at Marc Doten's studio and captured our two guitars, upright & P-bass, and Rob Waller's lead vocals, on exotic microphones into lovely preamps.

The sound is crystalline, and the performances have the intensity of working without a net, like the good old days.  No fixes possible!  Cliff Wagner came by for some kickass bluegrass banjo, Dave Raven played some snare drum, Gabe Witcher played fiddle, we added a little dobro and background vocals, and we're done!

And now we need you to make this happen! As independent artists in the digital era, we're calling on the support of our musical family. It takes dough for recording, mixing, mastering, manufacturing, and getting our music out to the world.  So we're offering you some rare and fun premiums to thank you for your pledge.  The drive ends December 7, so think of the Hawks for your holiday gift giving!

Looking through our archives (boxes) for thank you items has turned into an opportunity to revisit our past.  We've pored through dozens of live show recordings for our digital download offering, and we're reminded that we have indeed had some good and foolish times.  The Hawks tribe has been feisty and full of affection from the very beginning. 

We hope you can join us!

Here's a more detailed look at the digital download packages:

LIVE HAWKS TREASURES:  a wild night at Coles downtown 2005, with Brantley Kearns in rare form; electric show at the Grand Old Echo 2010, with Tony Gilkyson and Christina Ortega; KXLU radio show, 2004, with Amy Farris; acoustic show at The Palms with Rick Shea; live on KUT radio, Austin, 2006; live on KRSH in Sonoma, fending off a hostile anti-L.A. DJ with subtle wit if we do say so ourselves; live on the Nixon Tapes, KPFK, 2001, the original incarnation of the band.  Over 50 songs!

HAWKS STUDIO RARITIES:  the original David Jackson recording in 2000 of "Baby"; the original "Humboldt" from 2002, with different lyrics, jawharp, Tuvan throat singing, autoharp, and frame drum; alternate mixes of past album tracks by Dave Trumfio, Gabe Shepard, and Vic Koler, quite different from the album versions; instrumental themes from Cattle Ranching, a History Channel show we scored in 2003; collaboration with #1 French country artist Eddy Mitchell; remix of "Keep It In A Bottle" by hip hop mixer Gabriel; and finally, HAWKS KARAOKE, 10 songs from our CDs, minus vocals, be your own living room Rob Waller!

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    Digital download of NEW KIND OF LONELY, 13 songs, your choice of high quality audio format, two weeks before official release date

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    NEW KIND OF LONELY CD, signed by the Hawks and delivered 2 weeks before release date, PLUS Hawks merit badge

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    Both $15 rewards, PLUS your choice of one of our past classic CDs: EPONYMOUS, GRAPEVINE, CALIFORNIA COUNTRY, OR HALLOWED GROUND, PLUS your name in the CD THANK YOU CREDITS

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    All the $25 rewards PLUS: digital download of LIVE HAWKS TREASURES (50+ songs from acoustic and electric live shows, see "About This Project" for details), access code is on beautiful hand printed card signed by the band

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    All the $25 rewards, PLUS digital download of HAWKS STUDIO RARITIES (30+ songs, versions you've never heard, see "About This Project" for details), access code on beautiful hand printed card signed by the band

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    For that holiday gift season, five NEW KIND OF LONELY CDs for $50, we'll sign one of them for you or more if you request. Since the CD probably won't be manufactured by Xmas, we'll print a small IOU card at your request

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    All the $40 rewards (including CDs & patch, your choice of downloads--LIVE or RARITIES), PLUS: original 2001 design, hand screened HAWKS T-SHIRT in your size

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    All the $40 rewards (including CDs & patch, BOTH downloads--LIVE and RARITIES!), PLUS: original 2001 design, hand screened HAWKS T-SHIRT in your size

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    All the $60 rewards, PLUS: Past Lives: a treasure trove of CDs, LPs and cassettes from our individual musical pasts and presents: Paul Marshall solo, The Bonedaddys, Rotondi, The Apple Pork Four, The Magic Of Television, Mountain Pony, Hollow Log, Goin’ South Band, Earthworm Ensemble

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    For that holiday gift season, eleven, yes, eleven NEW KIND OF LONELY CDs for $99, we'll sign one of them for you or more if you request. Since the CD probably won't be manufactured by Xmas, we'll print a small IOU card at your request

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    All of the $70 pledge goodies, PLUS: a never before seen DVD of Paul Lacques’s ill fated History Channel mini-show, “Logger Paul.” Fifteen episodes of Paul introducing very odd clips from the National Archives vaults, such as Mussolini’s son’s appearance on Little Rascals after dropping bombs on Ethiopian rebels, Nixon getting attacked by mobs in Venezuela, a 1939 Hitler claymation, of course--with lots of acerbic commentary by our host. (The show was ready to air on the History Channel, the contracts were signed, when some executive in New York said, “No way.” Far too strange for prime time, but available now to you)

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    Advance CD signed by the Hawks, PLUS: original HAND MADE LETTER PRESS PRINT made for the Hallowed Ground CD by Victoria Jacobs and Paul Lacques. Only 60 of these were printed on a big iron 1910 press in Pasadena. Signed by Victoria and the Hawks

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    All the $70 rewards plus a HIGHLAND PARK PROGRESSIVE DINNER for you and a guest. We Hawks and our lovely spouses will serve cocktails and appetizers at one Hawks Figueroa-adjacent house and the main course and dessert at the other. Join two to four other couples/trios/singles for a great night of libation and conversation, and we'll play a few songs too. At your request, Katie Waller will reprise dishes from her award winning Highland Park restaurant The Gutter

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    All the $70 rewards PLUS an ORGANIC GARDEN SOIL WORKSHOP with Hawks guitarist Paul Lacques: he'll show you how to terrace your garden and make fantastic soil using the sheet mulch method. The afternoon includes a trip to an Echo Park stable for free horse manure and leaf mulch. Grow the best tomatoes you'll ever taste!

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    All the $70 rewards PLUS an AFTERNOON OF WEAPONS TRAINING AND TARGET SHOOTING with Hawks Libertarian bassist Paul Marshall, at a bucolic San Gabriel foothills shooting range. Guns and ammo provided

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    All the $70 rewards, PLUS we'll handwrite all the lyrics to the songs on NEW KIND OF LONELY, with a personal note to you

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    All the $70 rewards PLUS the Hawks will write and record a song on a topic/theme of YOUR CHOOSING, and you'll be credited as a songwriter! It might even show up on our next recording

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    All the $70 rewards, plus an all acoustic (no mics!) intimate performance in your back yard or living room, invite all your friends! (plus travel expenses if outside L.A. County)

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    All the $70 rewards, plus an electric show at the venue or house of your choice. We bring the P.A.! (plus travel expenses if outside L.A. County)

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