Mayer Hawthorne: New Detroit Soul : World Cafe Calling Hawthorne "retro" would not be far off, nor would it be the first time the Detroit multi-instrumentalist and producer has heard the label. But Hawthorne's '60s- and '70s-inspired soul sound is more than just a throwback.
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Mayer Hawthorne: New Detroit Soul

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Mayer Hawthorne: New Detroit Soul

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Mayer Hawthorne: New Detroit Soul

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Calling Mayer Hawthorne "retro" wouldn't be far off, nor would it be the first time the Detroit multi-instrumentalist and producer has heard the label. But Hawthorne's '60s- and '70s-inspired soul sound represents more than just a throwback.

Song List

  • "Just Ain't Gonna Work Out"
  • "Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin'"

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Robert Winter

The Detroit-based jazz and soul music Hawthorne grew up on has stayed with him. Despite the retro sound and image, Hawthorne never seems to live in the past. A modern musician, he's as comfortable performing on stage as he is in a skate park. Hawthorne's latest effort, A Strange Arrangement, finds him crafting songs with both an old-school feel and a contemporary vibe.

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Album
Strange Arrangement
Artist
Mayer Hawthorne
Label
Stones Throw
Released
2009

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