Mayer Hawthorne Announces First U.S.Tour

The newest star on Stones Throw, Mayer Hawthorne, is heading out on a headlining tour of the US (along with his five piece band, The County), in support of his debut full length, A Strange Arrangement. The Ann Arbor, Michigan native grew up heavily influenced by the classic soul music of the nearby Motor City. While the sound of Motown is a touchstone for Hawthorne, A Strange Arrangement is a contemporary take on the classic song form, with a sense of soul that seemingly goes way beyond his scant 29 years on the planet. Says Stones Throw owner Peanut Butter Wolf, “Mayer is the only artist in the history of the label that I’ve signed after hearing only two songs”. Don’t miss out on these dates.


EARLY PRESS ON MAYER HAWTHORNE:

This 29-year old Michigan bedroom producer’s vintage-soul-meets-breakbeat tracks and silky Smokey Robinson-like croon are so spot on, the label that ended up signing up – Stones Throw – thought his songs were covers. – PLAYBOY

A Strange Arrangement is a master class in soul music, jumping from Curtis Mayfield’s bongo-fueled funk to the slow-dancin’ groove of the Stylistics. – ESQUIRE.COM

Hawthorne emerges with a jaw-dropping collection of classic soul, with a pillowy falsetto that would have impressed Curtis Mayfield – ROLLINGSTONE.COM

Bio, Interviews and more Info upon request.

TOUR DATES

Sat-Sep-05 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot Festival
Thu-Sep-10 Los Angeles The Roxy
Sun-Sep-13 San Luis Obispo Downtown Brew
Tue-Sep-15 San Francisco Rickshaw Stop
Wed-Sep-16 Santa Cruz Catalyst – Atrium
Fri-Sep-18 Portland MusicFest NW
Sat-Sep-19 Eugene WOW Hall
Mon-Sep-21 Salt Lake City Kilby Court
Wed-Sep-23 Denver Larimer Lounge
Thu-Sep-24 Omaha The Waiting Room
Fri-Sep-25 Chicago Dark Room
Sat-Sep-26 Ann Arbor Blind Pig
Sun-Sep-27 Toronto Drake Hotel
Tue-Sep-29 Boston Great Scott
Wed-Sep-30 Philadelphia Johnny Brendas
Thu-Oct-01 Brooklyn The Knitting Factory
Fri-Oct-02 New York Mercury Lounge
Sun-Oct-04 Washington DC DC9
Mon-Oct-05 Chapel Hill Local 506
Tue-Oct-06 Atlanta Druken Unicorn
Wed-Oct-07 Orlando The Social
Fri-Oct-09 New Orleans Parish @ HOB
Sat-Oct-10 Austin Red 7
Wed-Oct-14 Scottsdale Chasers
Thu-Oct-15 San Diego Canes

MAYER HAWTHORNE – www.myspace.com/mayerhawthorne

STONES THROW – www.stonesthrow.com