It’s been a stellar rise for Austin’s Dawn & Hawkes. Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes met as dancing partners at an East Austin bar. After discovering that they were both songwriters, they decided to team up, and the duo debuted at Kerrville Folk Festival. Earlier this year, Dawn & Hawkes scored national attention with a cover of the Beatles’ “I’ve Just Seen A Face” on the NBC singing competition The Voice. A self-recorded debut EP, Golden Heart, earned them more praise with its mix of folk, country, and pop.
Dawn & Hawkes also debuted at ACL Fest this past weekend, and we caught up with them backstage before they embark on a month-long Texas tour. Download “Golden Heart,” recorded live backstage at ACL Fest 2014.