Cale Hawkins creates music from a small, windowless room in Brooklyn.
Hailing from Bemus Point, NY (population: 364), Hawkins has lived as a nomadic musician since 2012, touring, writing, and producing internationally with a wide array of artists and groups. His songs draw from experiences both real and surreal, influenced equally by a childhood spent in imaginative solitude, and recent years of performing across four continents and seventeen countries.
Hawkins is a regular collaborator and contributor to the original music of Arthur Moon, Ben Talmi, Raveena, Evan Nachimson, Stevie Wolf, and several other artists. Past credits include work with Quincy Jones, Nate Ruess, Wyclef Jean, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Nikki Yanofsky, Carrie Manolakos, and KAMAU.
Hawkins produces, engineers, and plays all the instruments (except strings) on his music.
Photography by Shervin Lainez.