The HawtThorns from the album Morning Sun available on Forty Below Records (by Bryant Liggett)
Morning Sun is an album about hitting the road…..specifically hitting the road for new adventures or because you’re pissed off, bummed out, escaping a broken heart or because you have nothing else to do but cruise. The duo of KP and Johnny Hawthorn, aka The HawtThorns, have painted a picture of humans in motion, full of emotion, and wanting to be anyplace but the place they are standing. Morning Sun does so via Roots, Rock, and Folky ballads that teeter between commercial friendly country and cool-kid indie-Americana dosed with a heaping handful of Southern California charm.
A tune like “Shaking” needs to ‘put this place in the rear view’ while “Rebel Road” tells the tale of a strong gal ready to move on, a woman that has ‘a storm within her eyes, and a fever in her soul, everywhere she goes she takes the rebel road’. “Give Me a Sign” is a rock’n’roll duet, a tale about a ‘footloose traveling man’ trying to keep his partner from bailing on the relationship due to the need to ramble and “The 405” tells the story of a couple itching to start something new somewhere else, a slow and hopeful dreamer that claims ‘we’ve got time, we’ve got space, we’ve got music, we’ve got grace, if we make it out of this city alive I’m going to scratch our names into a highway sign’. “All I Know” is punchy power pop, “Nobody Give a Damn About Songs Anymore” has crying in your beer appeal, and the closer in “Lucky Charm” has the great traits of a John Prine duet. (by Bryant Liggett)
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