Ron Hawkins has long been revered as one of Canada’s greatest contemporary singer-songwriters. Ron will release his new album, Spit Sputter and Sparkle, showcasing his exemplary skills with a word, a hook, a riff and a melody. Slated for a March 25th, 2016 release via Pheromone Recordings, the album features 11 new originals, including the first single, Beautiful Girl. Spit Sputter and Sparkle will be available for pre-order at www.ronhawkins.com soon.
The new album was primarily recorded at Ron’s 55 Below home studio with Ron taking care of all vocals and instrumentation. “My little home studio is only nine feet by nine feet but it’s packed with toys and musical goodies. It’s a bit like going down the rabbit hole.” Ron continues: “I spent the better part of a year down that rabbit hole and when I came out the other side Spit Sputter and Sparkle was born.”
As lead singer/multi-instrumentalist of Canada’s legendary Lowest of the Low, Ron has enjoyed many accolades through the years. Chart Magazine honoured the group’s 1991 debut album, Shakespeare My Butt, with spots in the top 10 of the Top 100 Canadian Albums of All Time, Ron has received Toronto station 102.1 The Edge’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2000), and has been voted Songwriter of the Year by NOW Magazine’s reader’s poll in 2000 and once again in 2015. In 2008 Lowest of the Low was inducted into the Canadian Indie Rock Hall of Fame and awarded gold records for Shakespeare My Butt.
Spit Sputter and Sparkle is Ron’s 15th album of original material and due to lift him onto the musical pedestal he has clearly earned.
Spit Sputter and Sparkle Track List:
1. Beautiful Girl
5. Till It Kills Ya
6. City of Lies
7. Strum and Drag
9. Sweet Simple Life
10. Ten Speed Girl