Check out: Mayer Hawthorne

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Mayer Hawthorne
Mayer Hawthorne

Mayer Hawthorne is another one of all the great upcoming artists I stumble across these days. He makes old school soul influenced by Curtis Mayfield, Smokey Robinson, Isaac Hayes and Leroy Hutson just to name a few… He grew up outside of Detroit in a town called Ann Arbor.

If you grow up near a city like Detroit, who has given us so much great music through Motown Records, I guess it’s hard not to get influenced by the areas rich musical history. If I heard Mayer’s music on the radio and someone told me that this is a white guy who plays all the instruments himself, I would’ve found it very hard to believe! It sounds like a 60’s soul band, but with a fresh touch to it.

His music is released by Stones Throw Records who’s mostly known for their excellent hip-hop catalogue, but they also got acts such as Georgia Anne Muldrow, Yesterdays New Quintet and Dudley Perkins.

I won’t be surprised if we hear more from this man shortly.

You can read more and buy mp3:s here:

Mayer Hawtorne – Maybe So, Maybe No

Mayer Hawtorne – Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out