Acclaimed Alt-Country Songwriter/Performer Greg Hawks to Release New Album in October | August 18, 2018
It’s been more than three decades since Greg Hawks picked up his first instrument, kicking off a career that has found the critically-acclaimed songwriter, frontman, and multi-instrumentalist leaving his mark on everything from alt-country to bluegrass music.
He casts a wide net with 2018’s I Think It’s Time, an album inspired by the twang of classic country, the hooks of 1970s pop/rock, the rhythmic soul of old-school Stax records, and Hawks’ own roots in the American South. With influences that veer from Big Star to Buck Owens, I Think It’s Time shines new light on an enduring, eclectic musician who was making Americana music long before the genre had a name.
I Think It’s Time is a timeless gem, one that my mom and I would have no trouble agreeing on as the soundtrack for a cross-generational drive.—Rick Cornell, Ragged Gloryland (WHUP FM)
Greg's dedication to the fine arts of songwriting and string-wrangling continues to pay huge dividends for all of us in this new collection, which is both timely and timeless.—Chris Stamey
About once a decade Greg Hawks assembles some of the finest musicians in the area and adds his high lonesome voice to a record combining the sound and songwriting of traditional country, Americana, Roy Orbison-style balladry, and some of the best cry-in-your-beer weepers this side of George Jones. And with each new release, it seems impossible that the new record could be better than the last. But every time, it is. I Think It’s Time is no exception, his best record yet!—Dave Hartman, Southern Culture on the Skids
Instrumentally, Hawks is a superb musician and his voice is fantastic. He delivers the songs with confidence and conviction. And it is all beautifully recorded. It is an ambitious effort that is well executed. The music stayed with me long after I finished listening. Highly recommended!—Freddy Jenkins, Host, Back Porch Music, North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC