credit: Michael Becker

The HawtThorns

An Americana band whose sun-kissed songwriting, versatile guitar work, and lush vocal harmonies evoke the California coastline as much as the Bible Belt countryside, the HawtThorns are rooted in the collaborative chemistry of husband-and-wife duo KP and Johnny Hawthorn.
That chemistry reaches a new peak with Tarot Cards and Shooting Stars, the pair's second collection of country-rockers, acoustic ballads, and southern soul songs. Written and recorded during a global pandemic that brought the HawtThorns' touring schedule to a halt, it's an album the finds its creators counting their blessings and finding silver linings during an otherwise dark time.  
Tarot Cards and Shooting Stars marks the band's second collection of hook-driven country-rock and amplified Americana. Recorded in both L.A. and Nashville, it nods to both sides of the group's geographic and musical roots. KP and Johnny are musical lifers, having weathered more than a decade's worth of the music industry's ups and downs. They've tapped into a new beginning with the HawtThorns, a band whose music blurs the boundaries between genre and geography.

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