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 writes and produces music with Raveena, Arthur Moon, Joshua Thew, Stevie Wolf, Ben Talmi, Evan Nachimson, Tim Stout, and several other artists. Past credits include work with Quincy Jones, Linda Perry, Wyclef Jean, Nate Ruess, Bilal, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Willa Amai, Lizzo, Brother KAMAU, Ella Bric, Nikki Yanofsky, Carrie Manolakos, Grace Kelly, and J3PO.
Hawkins produces, engineers, and plays all the instruments (except strings) on his music.
Photography by Shervin Lainez.