In 2001, Stevie recorded a Blues/Southern Rock album with former Capricorn Records producer, Paul Hornsby (Charlie Daniels Band-Marshall Tucker Band), and former Capricorn Records artist Wayne "Bear" Sauls, with Kirk Plunkett on bass. Hornsby played Hammond B-3 on six of the tracks. The album titled "Emotional" was released early fall 2001 on Stevie's "Alternative/Urban" record label.
Between 2001 and 2003 Stevie recorded the live Georgia Jam CD tracks, a Southern Rock fusion of live Blues, Rock, Jazz, R&B, Folk, Soul and Country. An album of the same title was released by Emphasis Records in 2005, featuring two former Capricorn Records artists, Wayne "Bear" Sauls - guitar (Eric Quincy Tate), and Spencer Kirkpatrick - guitar (Hydra).
In 2007 Stevie released "High Time," a Blues/Soul album with Drew Stawin, Johnny "Guitar" Brown, Spencer Kirkpatrick, Terrell "Cool" Robinson, Wally Tarado and the Atlanta Horns.
2011/12, recorded and released the album, "What The Funk?" The album containing 20 tracks spans the world of Funk, Soul and R&B music from the late 1960's to the present. The album featuries some of the best in their genres: Soul Diva Jocelyn Brown, Sista Monica Parker, Tony Lindsay, Keith Harris, D'Layna, Funk Dogg, Cooley, Jaroslav Jakubovic, The Blues Brothers Horns, The Memphis Horns, Joe Vitale, Thiago Pinheiro, Butch Taylor, Tyrone Chase, Anthony Vitti, Sal Giorgiani, Jennifer Cosaro, Ralph Rosen, Delicious Allstars, Sanj Sen and Chuck Webb, the album's style is a mix of several genres, such as Soul, Blues, Jazz, Latin and the many other influences that make Funk music what it is.
Released as a single in 2014, Stevie covered the Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell classic, "Georgia On My My Mind".
2015 saw Stevie Hawkins being a part of the great steel guitarist Cowboy Eddie Long solo EP project, playing drums and engineering several of the songs alongside producer and guitarist Johnny Carlton. The stellar EP featuring Cowboy Eddie Long, is a mix of contemporary jazz, funk and easy listening. The EP also includes musicians Dean Daughtry of the Atlanta Rhythm Section on keyboards, bassist Gary Land, guitarists Rick Hinkle and Johnny Carlton. Eddie has played steel guitar on 23 albums with Hank Williams, Jr., three albums with Kenny Chesney, two albums with Jamey Johnson, studio work for The Kentucky Headhunters, Blind Boys of Alabama, The Atlanta Rhythm Section, Confederate Railroad and many many others.
Also in 2015, Stevie released a two-song single, "Diamonds In The Sky" featuring the late George Duke and Fender Rhodes and synthesizers, and Blue Lou Marini (Blues Brothers/James Taylor) on saxophone. The second tune is a bluesy Big Band tune titled "Sweet Honey".
January 2016, Stevie released a Pop/R&B single titled "I Know You Know".
From 1979 to date, Stevie produces, engineers, writes ad copy and lyrics, composes music, performs as a vocalist, instrumentalist and voice-over talent for Advertising Agencies, Radio/TV and Multi-Media commercial ad clients. Agency and Media clients have included; Jim Early "Early & Associates" Knoxville, TN, Dick Broadcasting, WIVK-FM, WOKI-FM, WNOX-AM, WROL-AM, WBIR-TV, WATE-TV, WKLS-FM 96 Rock Atlanta, GA, Davis-Newman Payne Agency. Local, regional and national jingles Stevie has produced, written and/or composed include; Campbell's Soup, Nike, Arby's, Old Navy, Expedia, Zatarain's, CBS News, Macy's, Snapper Mowers, Fi-Shock Bug Killers, The Real Yellow Pages, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Country artist Daryle Singletary & comedian Larry The Cable Guy tour promotions, Smoky Mountain Market, Clayton Homes, Clayton Motors, Dean Stallings Ford (Featuring country artist Con Hunley), Rodgers Cadillac, Add Rite, Ringling Brothers Circus, Liberty Trouser Co., Hermann Survivor Shoes, Harb's Carpet, Rice Oldsmobile, Ace Auto Rental, Big Red Boat and many others. Stevie is very adept at creating and adapting to different voice characters.
About the What The Funk? CD Release:
"What The Funk?" embodies the infuences of Bootsy Collins, Funkadelic, Sly & The Family Stone, Tower of Power, Al Green, Bobby Bland, Marvin Gaye and others. ‘What The Funk?’ was written and recorded over a two year period in (New York - LA - Atlanta - United Kingdom - Nashville - Barbados - Boston), and features Stevie with a fabulous lineup of guest artists and musicians. Those appearing on the album include; Soul Diva Jocelyn Brown, Sista Monica Parker, Tony Lindsay, D'Layna, Funk Dogg, Cooley, Jaroslav Jakubovic, The Blues Brothers Horns, The Memphis Horns, Joe Vitale, Thiago Pinheiro, Butch Taylor, Tyrone Chase, Anthony Vitti, Sal Giorgiani, Jennifer Cosaro, Ralph Rosen, Delicious Allstars, Sanj Sen, Chuck Webb and many more.
Although titled What The Funk?, the album is not entirely comprised of funk tunes. Says Stevie, "The album is a mix of funk, soul, jazz, latin, blues, with rock overtones blended throughout the tracks. Although this is me doin' my thing, me being me, the album pays homage to some of my inspirations and influences as a vocalist and drummer such as Clyde Stubblefield, Tower of Power, Bootsy Collins and P-Funk, Al Green, Bobby Bland, George Clinton, Funkadelic, Sly & The Family Stone, James Brown, Toots Thielemans, Cold Blood, George Duke, Marvin Gaye, Junior Walker, Jimi Hendrix and others. There is a little something here for everyone. You get the funk, and then some!"
With soulful vocals, deep drivin' bass, slick guitars, a big~n~tight in your face horn section, smooth Fender Rhodes, super-funky drums, Hammond B-3 organ and clavinet, the heavy guns on this new album fire with all barrels.
Vocal: Stevie Hawkins
Featured Guest Vocalists/Artists: Jocelyn Brown • Sista Monica Parker • D'Layna • Tony Lindsay • Delicious Allstars • Jaroslav Jakubovic • The Blues Brothers Horns • The Memphis Horns
Background Vocals: Sista Monica • D'Layna • Maria • Lakeisha Crawford • Octavia Harris • Alysha • Rachel Feinberg • Sarita Arbello • Tony Lindsay • Chico Seguera • Jerome Lewis • Cooley • Phonz • Funk Dogg • Kit Kat Joe
Harmonicas: Ralph Rosen
Percussion: Jary Mall • Jennifer Cosaro • Emilio Castanada • Butch Taylor
Hammond B-3: Joe Vitale • Kenny Craddock • Tom Camp
Acoustic Piano: Thiago Pinheiro • Jetro Da Silva • Tom Camp
Drums: Stevie Hawkins • Mike Bandoni on "Come On & Do It"
Guitars: Butch Taylor • Tyrone Chase • Eric Walls • Marcus Snapp • Sanj Sen on "Come On & Do It
"Bass: Chuck Webb • Chris Pottinger • Anthony Vitti • Butch Taylor • Sanj Sen on "Come On & Do It"
Fender Rhodes-Clavinet-Arp & Moog Synthesizers: Tom Camp • Keith Harris • Ed Moris on "Come On & Do It" • D. "Halla" Goodrich
• HORNS •
Brass: Don Harris-Trumpet • Wayne Jackson-Trumpet • Alan "Mr. Fabulous" Rubin-Trumpet • Joe Casano-Trumpet • Walter Platt-Trumpet • Scott Harper-Trumpet • Rob Cairns-Flute • Birch "Crimson Slide" Johnson-Trombone • Kenny Wentzel-Trombone • Bob Carlson-Trombone
Reeds: Jarolsav Jabubovic-Tenor Sax • Stephan Sechi-Tenor/Alto Sax • Sal Giorgiani-Tenor Sax • Blue Lou Marini-Tenor Sax • Andrew Love-Tenor/Alto Sax • Chuck Langford-Tenor Saxophone • Scott Harper-Baritone Sax
Strings: The L.A. Real Strings Ensemble
Orchestral Harp: Ruth Brenner
Lyrics: Charlotte Hannon • Stevie Hawkins
Music: Stevie Hawkins
Produced - Engineered - Arranged - Mixed - Mastered by: Stevie Hawkins
Vocal Production & Recording: Wintergreen Studio - Atlanta, GA
Drum Tracking & Production: Fuzzy’s Den - Cookeville, TN
Additional Production & Recording: Rich Mendelson - Reach Studios -Roslindale, MA • Stephan Sechi - Funk/Soul Productions - New York • Harvey Summers for Deep Sounds UK • Mice Raymond - Eddy Grant’s Blue Wave Studio - Barbados • Johnny Gurrero - Nashville, TN • Jaroslav Jakubovic - VMM Studios - New York
Horn Arrangements & Recording: Stephan Sechi of Funk/Soul Productions - New York • Walter Platt
Horn Arrangement "Chillin": Wayne Jackson • Andrew Love -The Memphis Horns
Horn Arrangement "Come On & Do It": Birch Johnson • Alan Rubin • Lou Martini - The Blues Brothers Horns
Rhythm Track Production "Come On & Do It": Ed Moris • Davide Carbone • Sanj Sen
Footwear: Stevie's Funky Boots are Courtesy of Dr. Martens Airwair
© 2012 Emphasis Records/Atlanta Music Group • EMCD-008 • ℗ 2012 Hannon/Hawkins Music BMI All rights are reserved.
2014, Stevie recorded and released a single, covering the Hoagy Carmicheal/Stuart Gorrell classic, Georgia On My Mind.
2015, a two single is released, a soulful R&B tune "Diamonds In The Sky", and a big band blues song "Sweet Honey".
2016, a Pop/R&B single is released titled "I Know You Know".
I’m quite honored and excited to be nominated in the 2016 Indie Music Channel Awards. Thirteen nominations in five categories is a definite "WOW" factor, and believe me, most unexpected. This is also a significant achievement for co-writers Charlotte Hannon and Tim Crouch, artist John Breen, and band members Miles Grayson and Victor Orlando, by receiving nominations in their own right. The nominations are also a commendation to…Continue