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By Penny K

Mayer Hawthorne is one of those few artists who is bringing soul back with a definitive style.

Growing up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, memories of driving with his father and tuning the car radio in to the rich soul and jazz history the region provided has stuck with Hawthorne.

“Most of the best music ever made came out of Detroit,” claims the singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

Hawthorne draws the most inspiration from the music of Smokey Robinson, Curtis Mayfield, and the legendary songwriting and production trio of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Eddie Holland Jr.

The revival of retro soul sounds brought to life by a geeky cool multi-talented guy? Sounds like music to our ears.


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