Doug Hawco /  Halifax, NS Acoustic Singer/Songwriter
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Doug Hawco

Acoustic Singer/Songwriter
Halifax, NS

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"Follow" Review — 08/01/2018

Halifax, NS-based singer-songwriter Doug Hawco has released his third album, Follow. He has recently announced that 10% of all album sales will be going to the Canadian Brain Tumor Foundation, due to firsthand experience. The eleven track release is a follow up to his 2017 release, Life on the Water. Hawco will release the album to the public via his album launch at the Carleton in Halifax on August 2, so if you’re around the city, it’s the place to be. The release features a great collection of tunes, but as usual, I have chosen a few that really stuck with me through the numerous listens. The title track “Follow” is upbeat and I immediately thought this would be a great song performed live. I enjoyed the rhythm in this track, plus Doug’s vocals meld in perfectly. I always enjoy hearing acoustic versions of songs, so I was pleased to see that Doug has included an acoustic version of “I’m A Fool” on the album, along with original version. Both are great, but there’s something about an acoustic song that just pulls me in, every time. The album also features two covers including his own rendition of the hit Adele song, “Hello”. He makes the track his own, and I wouldn’t even have recognized it as a cover if I wasn’t told. It is certainly a very enjoyable track. I highly recommend checking out Follow from Doug Hawco, it’s a superb album from an East Coast artist for fans of folk, roots, pop, and everything in between.

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The Doug Hawco Band Live at The Carleton...

The Doug Hawco Band Live at The Carleton

DOUG HAWCO Promo Video...

DOUG HAWCO Promo Video

CTV interview with Doug Hawco...

CTV interview with Doug Hawco

CTV's Kelly Linehan interviewing Doug Hawco about his new single "I'm A Fool"

CIOE interview with Doug Hawco...

CIOE interview with Doug Hawco

Doug Hawco speaking with Bob Purcell of CIOE FM about his album,"Life On The Water"

Official Video for Follow...

Official Video for Follow

All I Need To Know by Doug Hawco...

All I Need To Know by Doug Hawco

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Life on the Water...

Life on the Water

Doug Hawco's Life on the Water Video

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Doug on a step
Q104 interview | Doug Hawco
Q104 interview
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Doug with his guitar | Doug Hawco
Doug with his guitar
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Doug Hawco /  Halifax, NS Acoustic Singer/Songwriter

Doug Hawco is based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Doug's 3rd full length album, Follow, was released on August 1st, 2018 and has singles that have already been charted on radio stations in 2017. This album sets Doug in a professional direction for his music career.
In February 2017 Doug released his 2nd full length album called Life on the Water landing him award nominations and local radio charting.. Thanks to influences as disparate as U2, Ryan Adams, country legend Garth Brooks and the traditional styles of Great Big Sea, his songwriting is emotive rather than genre-specific. Thanks to a strong work ethic (Doug’s performed over 1000 shows in various parts of the world) his live act plays well to festival audiences and intimate rooms alike.

Chris Foran

Drummer

Creighton Barrett

Piano

Leanne Bourgeois

back up vocals

Paul Vienneau

Bass
Aug 01, 2018

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"Follow" Review

Halifax, NS-based singer-songwriter Doug Hawco has released his third album, Follow. He has recently announced that 10% of all album sales will be going to the Canadian Brain Tumor Foundation, due to firsthand experience. The eleven track release is a follow up to his 2017 release, Life on the Water. Hawco will release the album to the public via his album launch at the Carleton in Halifax on August 2, so if you’re around the city, it’s the place to be. The release features a great collection of tunes, but as usual, I have chosen a few that really stuck with me through the numerous listens. The title track “Follow” is upbeat and I immediately thought this would be a great song performed live. I enjoyed the rhythm in this track, plus Doug’s vocals meld in perfectly. I always enjoy hearing acoustic versions of songs, so I was pleased to see that Doug has included an acoustic version of “I’m A Fool” on the album, along with original version. Both are great, but there’s something about an acoustic song that just pulls me in, every time. The album also features two covers including his own rendition of the hit Adele song, “Hello”. He makes the track his own, and I wouldn’t even have recognized it as a cover if I wasn’t told. It is certainly a very enjoyable track. I highly recommend checking out Follow from Doug Hawco, it’s a superb album from an East Coast artist for fans of folk, roots, pop, and everything in between.

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Jul 04, 2018

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Newfoundlander Doug Hawco To Release “Follow” On August 1st

Blending passion with elegance and sophistication, Doug Hawco presents his new album Follow, acollection of nine original songs plus two covers. This album is a follow-up to 2017’s Life On The Water, which saw Doug evolve from a small town rocker, into a professional, mature musician bringing value to his folk roots. With Follow, Doug Hawco has shaken off the dust from the road, and has committed himself to the majesty of folk guitar and evolved songwriting. Mixed with themes of partying, regret, content, and fun, Follow offers the listener an in-depth view of Doug’s Halifax roots.

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May 20, 2018

chart event

Beach Time Makes Weekly TROP 40 in the Florida Keys

May 07, 2018

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DOUG HAWCO: “BEACH TIME” – STRONG IMAGERY AND A QUIET CONFIDENCE

There is something almost otherworldly about Doug Hawco’s music, as though it fell through the interstices of the parting clouds from another musical era – sounding beautiful, yearning, shimmering, and a just a little edgy.

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Jan 01, 2018

chart event

Makes 30th top album of 2017 on local radio

Doug's album "Life on the Water" comes in at number 30 for the top 60 East Coast albums of 2017 on CIOE FM in Halifax

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Jan 01, 2018

chart event

Doug claims 2 songs in CIOE FM top 100 songs of 2017
Doug claims 2 songs in CIOE FM top 100 songs of 2017

Doug claims number 80 and 34 in the top 100 songs of 2017

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Dec 17, 2017

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"Doug Hawco is a driven and talented artist"

Review of Doug's Follow

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Sep 17, 2017

award

Folk Artist of the Year Nomination

Nominated for Artist of the Year in the Folk/Bluegrass/Americana category at the Josie Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee. Winner will be announced Sept 17, 2017

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Sep 16, 2017

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Singer/Songwriter Doug Hawco Is Sailing Smooth

Online blog review of Doug's music.

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Jun 12, 2017

appearance

Won Fan Voting for Stan Rogers Festival
Won Fan Voting for Stan Rogers Festival

Doug won Fan Voting to be an up and coming performer at the 2017 Stan Fest in Canso, Nova Scotia.

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Feb 14, 2017

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Doug Hawco Hits Stride

Article in the Halifax Chronicle Herald of Doug's new album and the work to get there.

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Date Title Location Type Info
Feb 17, 2017 Rhubarb Halifax, NS Performance  
Feb 19, 2017 Studio East Food and Drink Halifax, NS Performance  
Feb 22, 2017 King's Arms Kentville, NS Performance  
Mar 17, 2017 The Grawood, Dalhousie University Halifax, NS Performance  
Apr 12, 2017 Talo Cafe Bar Glace Bay, NS Performance  
Apr 14, 2017 Erin's Pub Saint John's, NL Performance  
Apr 21, 2017 Nook & Cranny Truro, NS Performance  
May 05, 2017 Café C'est La Vie Moncton, NB Performance  
May 12, 2017 Rhubarb Halifax, NS Performance  
May 13, 2017 Trellis Cafe Halifax, NS Performance  
May 20, 2017 The Auction House Halifax, NS Performance  
May 27, 2017 The Henley House Halifax, NS Performance  
Jun 30, 2017 Stanfest Canso, NS Performance  
Aug 02, 2017 Unknown venue Halifax, NS Performance  
Aug 05, 2017 Talo Cafe Bar Glace Bay, NS Performance  
Aug 07, 2017 Unknown venue Saint John's, NL Performance  
Sep 08, 2017 Days Gone By Halifax, NS Performance  
Sep 10, 2017 White Sails Bakery Halifax, NS Performance  
Sep 17, 2017 Unknown venue Nashville, TN Performance  
Sep 30, 2017 Unknown venue Halifax, NS Performance  
Oct 06, 2017 Trellis Cafe Halifax, NS Performance  
Nov 11, 2017 London Hunt and Country Club London, ON Performance  
Dec 15, 2017 Rhubarb Halifax, NS Performance  
Jan 24, 2018 Le Bistro By Liz Halifax, NS Performance  
Jan 25, 2018 Le Bistro By Liz Halifax, NS Performance  
Mar 02, 2018 Rhubarb Halifax, NS Performance  
Apr 06, 2018 Trellis Cafe Halifax, NS Performance  
May 04, 2018 Nook & Cranny Truro, NS Performance  
Jun 02, 2018 Memory Lane Heritage Village Halifax, NS Performance  
Jun 03, 2018 Memory Lane Heritage Village Halifax, NS Performance  
Jun 15, 2018 Microbrasserie Firkinstein brewering Halifax, NS Performance  
Jun 29, 2018 Breton Brewing Co. Sydney, NS Performance  
Jun 30, 2018 Talo Cafe Bar Glace Bay, NS Performance  
Jul 01, 2018 the Economy Shoe Shop Halifax, NS Performance  
Jul 19, 2018 Plan B Moncton, NB Performance  
Jul 20, 2018 Freeman's Little New York Halifax, NS Performance  
Jul 21, 2018 Edible Matters Halifax, NS Performance  
Jul 22, 2018 the Economy Shoe Shop Halifax, NS Performance  
Jul 22, 2018 Sniggily Wiggily's Halifax, NS Performance  
Jul 26, 2018 Main Streets Cafe Concord, MA Performance  
Aug 02, 2018 The Carleton Halifax, NS Performance  
Aug 03, 2018 The Anchor Halifax, NS Performance  
Aug 11, 2018 Edible Matters Halifax, NS Performance  
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