Ronnie Hawkins will combine story and song on an upcoming Canadian tour.
According to an article posted Oct 3 at Infotel.ca, the veteran rockabilly star and 2013 Order of Canada inductee's A Conversation with Ronnie Hawkins tour will feature the charismatic 78-year-old rocker sharing anecdotes about his many famous friends along with a handful of his trademark rock n' roll classics.
The Hawk, a Toronto resident for over 5 decades, played a major part in the establishment and evolution of rock music in Canada with former members of his backing band The Hawks moving on to form The Band, Janis Joplin's Full Tilt Boogie Band, Robbie Lane & The Disciples, Crowbar, Bearfoot and Skylark.
In his heyday, Rompin' Ronnie rubbed shoulders with luminaries including: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, Kris Kristofferson and former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
Hawkins' tour kicks off in Oct. 4 in Burlington, ON at Burlington Performing Arts Centre - Burlington ON and wraps up Nov. 21 at Toronto's Massey Hall.
Other dates include: Oct. 17 Brantford ON - Sanderson Centre, Oct 26 Windsor, ON - Chrysler Theatre, Nov 5 London, ON - Grand Theatre and Nov 16 Lindsay, ON - Academy Theatre.
For more details, check out RonnieHawkins.com.
Did you know? The Huntsville, Arkansas born Ronnie Hawkins was appointed to The Order of Canada in 2013 - one of the country's highest civilian honors.