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Buffalo Museum of Science: Special concert event features Ron Hawkins

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Thu, Mar 9th 2017 10:05 am
Ron Hawkins (Photo provided by Buffalo Museum of Science)
Ron Hawkins (Photo provided by Buffalo Museum of Science)

The Buffalo Museum of Science will present Ron Hawkins in a special concert event on Friday, March 24, in the auditorium.

Long revered as one of Canada's greatest contemporary singer-songwriters, Hawkins is widely known as the lead-singer songwriter of Lowest of the Low. As lead singer/multi-instrumentalist and main songwriter of one of Canada's legendary bands, Hawkins has enjoyed many accolades through the years.

In 1996, 2000 and again in 2005, Chart Magazine honored the group's 1991 debut album, "Shakespeare My Butt," with spots in the top 10 of the Top 100 Canadian Albums of All Time. In 2000 and once again in 2015, Hawkins was voted Songwriter of the Year by NOW Magazine's reader's poll. Also in 2000, Hawkins received Toronto station 102.1 The Edge's Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2008, Lowest of the Low was inducted into the Canadian Indie Rock Hall of Fame and awarded gold records for "Shakespeare My Butt."

Hawkins follows up his February 2015 release of "Garden Songs," with "Spit Sputter & Sparkle," continuing to exemplify his skills with a word, a hook, a riff and a melody to display some of his finest work to date. Released in 2016 via Pheromone Recordings, "Spit Sputter & Sparkle" features 11 new originals, including the single, "Beautiful Girl."

Over the years, Hawkins has written and released three additional Lowest of the Low albums, five solo discs, three records with his band The Rusty Nails, and, in November 2012, Ron Hawkins and The Do Good Assassins released the double disc "Rome." Adding them all up, "Spit Sputter and Sparkle" is Hawkins 15th album of original material.

Tickets for the Buffalo Museum of Science event are $22.50 each and include access to "GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World," presented by M&T Bank and associate sponsor Chakra Communications. "GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World" is a touring exhibition of the National GUITAR Museum.

Access to "71Picks" will also be available. "71Picks," a "homegrown" exhibit, was created in partnership with the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame and features a selection of guitars and memorabilia that inspired the Western New York music community.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are available in advance and on the day of the show at www.sciencebuff.org.

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