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A Glimmer on the Outskirts

A Glimmer on the Outskirts

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BLAZE Original Cast Recording

BLAZE Original Cast Recording

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Sexy Birds and Salt Water Classics

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TOUR

06/22/2019
Maryville, TN
The Shed at Smokey Mountain Harley-Davidson

06/23/2019
Charlotte, NC
Visulite Theatre

06/25/2019
Jacksonville, FL
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

06/26/2019
Athens, GA
The Foundry

06/27/2019
Birmingham, AL
Saturn

06/28/2019
Greenville, NC
PNC Bank Zoo Tunes

10/30/2019
Asheville, NC
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Time: 8:00 pm

11/01/2019
Durham, NC
Durham Performing Arts Center

Time: 8:00 pm
Map: 123 Vivian St

11/02/2019
Roanoke, VA
Berglund Center

Time: 8:00 pm

PAST DATES

05/20/2019
Austin, TX
The Continental Club

Admission: $10 at the door. No advance tickets
Age Restrictions: 21+

05/17/2019
Ben Wheeler, TX
The Forge - SOLO SHOW

05/15/2019
Santa Fe, NM
The Kitchen Sink - SOLO SHOW

05/11/2019
Prescott, AZ
The Raven Cafe - SOLO SHOW

05/10/2019
Prescott, AZ
The Raven Cafe - SOLO SHOW

05/05/2019
Phoenix, AZ
Crescent Ballroom

05/04/2019
Pioneertown, CA
Pappy & Harriet's - SOLD OUT

05/03/2019
Los Angeles, CA
Troubadour

05/02/2019
San Francisco, CA
The Great American Music Hall

04/30/2019
Portland, OR
Aladdin Theater

MEDIA

Patheos
April 21, 2019
“Blaze,” Thank Goodness, Defies Biopic Conventions
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Arkansas Democrat Gazette
April 18, 2019
Movie star Ben Dickey back onstage at White Water
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County Line Magazine
April 15, 2019
Ben Dickey Meets Ben Wheeler
The Key
April 5, 2019
Free at Noon Flashback: Ben Dickey brings raw energy and storytelling to World Cafe Live
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91.9 WFPK
April 4, 2019
The Opening Act: Ben Dickey
The Inquirer
March 29, 2019
When musician Ben Dickey left Philadelphia, he was depressed. Now, he’s a movie star
Arkansas Times
March 29, 2019
Ben Dickey returns to Little Rock
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Americana Highways
March 29, 2019
Ben Dickey Releases “A Glimmer On The Outskirts”
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ASCAP
March 20, 2019
Ben's set at the Luck Potluck Dinner gets a mention in this ASCAP article.
American Songwriter
March 20, 2019
SXSW 2019: The Ups And Downs Of A Mega-Event
Arkansas Times
March 20, 2019
Ben Dickey charms at SXSW 2019, gets an assist from Big Cats drummer Colin Brooks
CBS Austin
March 19, 2019
Music Monday: Ben Dickey
HITS Daily Double
March 18, 2019
ECHOES OF THE OLD DAYS AT SXSW
Rolling Stone
March 18, 2019
SXSW 2019: 30 Best Artists We Saw in Austin
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KEYE CBS
March 18, 2019
KEYE (CBS): We Are Austin
CBS Austin
March 16, 2019
Austin After Hours: Ben Dickey, Musician
Austin American Statesman
March 16, 2019
SXSW Music critics’ picks: Who to see Saturday
Billboard
March 16, 2019
SXSW 2019: Bleachers Takes a Break From Recording New Album to Play Rachael Ray's Feedback Party
Austin American Statesman
March 13, 2019
SXSW Tuesday: Music at UT, Ray Benson’s party, and a Swollen Circus
Saving Country Music
March 13, 2019
Ray Benson Brings Out The Stars for Annual Birthday Bash
Billboard
March 13, 2019
Ray Benson Rounds Up Foo Fighter Chris Shiflett, Collective Soul's Ed Roland And More For Annual SXSW Birthday Bash
Good Day Austin
March 12, 2019
Music In the Morning: Ben Dickey
Rolling Stone
March 11, 2019
"The album is meticulously arranged, with spacious rock and folk arrangements that center Dickey’s honeyed vocals."
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UPROXX
March 8, 2019
Under-Appreciated Indie Albums That Were Released This Week
STUDIO 512
March 8, 2019
Getting Into Your Creative Zone With Ben Dickey
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We Are Austin
March 8, 2019
Join musician Ben Dickey for album release celebrations this weekend in Austin!
Austin American Statesman
March 7, 2019
SXSW Music 2019: Our critics’ picks
Billboard
March 6, 2019
Bleachers, Big Boi, Lukas Nelson & More to Perform at Rachael Ray's SXSW Feedback Festival: Exclusive
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Genius
March 4, 2019
What’s Up Next: Here’s Every Album Dropping In March
Tribeza
March 1, 2019
Tribeza Talk
Austin Monthly
March 1, 2019
The To Do List
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New York Times
March 1, 2019
The Week in Arts: Elton John, Ethan Hawke, ‘Imagining Madoff’
how did i get here? with Johnny Goudie
February 26, 2019
how did i get here? with Johnny Goudie
Austin American Statesman
February 26, 2019
Patty Griffin, Wyclef Jean lead cast for KUTX at Four Seasons during SXSW
Austin American Statesman
February 21, 2019
This week’s music: Awards shows, No Idea Fest I’m With Her and more
Facebook Live
February 20, 2019
Enough Rope With Hayes Carll and Ben Dickey Live From The Saxon Pub - 2-20-19
Houston Press
February 14, 2019
Ben Dickey, Star of Blaze, Heads For Houston, Performing Throughout the Weekend
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Austin American Statesman
February 14, 2019
Hayes Carll, David Ramirez and Dale Watson play extended runs, and more music highlights
Rolling Stone
January 17, 2019
‘Blaze’ Star Ben Dickey Readies New Album ‘A Glimmer on the Outskirts’
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The New York Times
January 4, 2019
And the 2019 Oscar Nominees Should Be… Our critics share their lists of Oscar-worthy films and performances.
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National Review
December 25, 2018
'The film stars Ben Dickey (an actor so obscure he doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page) in the year’s most compelling lead performance as Blaze Foley'
MyNorthWest.com
December 17, 2018
I had no clue who Blaze Foley was, nor the actor, Ben Dickey, who played him, when I saw this Ethan Hawke directed film. I left feeling close to the musician and closer to the actor who so beautifully expressed the character’s vulnerability and self destruction. This is the best musical biopic I’ve ever seen.
Variety
December 12, 2018
Actor in a Leading Role - For Your Consideration: Ben Dickey, “Blaze”
Stomp and Stammer
December 6, 2018
Original Cast Recording 'Blaze' Review
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PAJIBA
December 3, 2018
But as much as the podcast was about Hawke (who is far more insightful than I might have previously given him credit for), it was again about D’Onofrio, because Hawke adores him. In fact, Hawke recently wrote and directed a film about Blaze Foley (Blaze) and he hired a musician, Ben Dickey, who had never acted before, as the lead. He sent him to D’Onofrio to basically teach him how to act. Dickey picked it up quickly, so quickly that D’Onofrio subsequently cast Dickey in a film he directed about Billy the Kid (The Kid) starring Ethan Hawke and Chris Pratt.
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Billboard
November 8, 2018
"Drunken Angel" is about the talented but self-sabotaging Blaze Foley ("He liked to drink – a lot" Lucinda said), who is the subject of the new Ethan Hawke-directed Blaze, a film she heartily recommended to the audience.
Hollywood.com
October 26, 2018
Ethan Hawke launching record label
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FlickeringMyth.com
October 24, 2018
2018 BFI London Film Festival Review – Blaz
The Tennessean
October 23, 2018
Nashville-based music company Dualtone Music Group and actor, musician Ethan Hawke are partnering on a new record label imprint that will be operated out of Austin, Texas.
Music Row
October 23, 2018
Ethan Hawke, Charlie Sexton and Louis Black have teamed up to launch a distinctive new boutique record label, SexHawkeBlack Records. The Austin, TX-based label will operate as an imprint of the celebrated Nashville-based music company Dualtone, and will be helmed by label president and another Austin-based industry veteran, Erika Pinktipps.
American Songwriter
October 23, 2018
SexHawkeBlack’s first signee is Ben Dickey, the star of the acclaimed Blaze Foley biopic Blaze, which Hawke directed and Black, a co-founder of both SXSW and the Austin Chronicle, executive produced. Dickey will release his debut album A Glimmer On The Outskirts in spring of 2019. He recorded the album at Austin’s Arlyn Studios, with Sexton serving as producer.
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Hits Daily Double
October 23, 2018
Ethan Hawke, Charlie Sexton and SXSW co-founder Louis Black are launching a new boutique record label in Austin, SexHawkeBlack Records. The label will operate as an imprint of eOne’s Dualtone. Erika Pinktipps has been named President of the label, which will focus on emerging artists working in Americana, country, folk, blues and rock music. Collaborative projects and reissues are part of the plan as well. The first signing is singer/songwriter Ben Dickey, who portrays Blaze Foley in the indie film Blaze, which Hawke wrote, directed and starred in along with Sexton. (Black was an executive producer). His full-length debut, A Glimmer on the Outskirts, will be released in the spring.
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Rolling Stone
October 23, 2018
Ethan Hawke, Charlie Sexton Launch New Record Label with ‘Blaze’ Star Hawke, Sexton and Louis Black sign Ben Dickey to their SexHawkeBlack Records
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Shreveport Times
October 11, 2018
Sundance award-winning actor to hold Q&A screening for music biopic
Uncut
October 11, 2018
Previewing the music films at this year's London Film Festival
The Inquirer Daily News Philly
October 5, 2018
Blaze. Ethan Hawke's subtle biopic about the late country singer Blaze Foley — the inspiration for Lucinda Williams' "Drunken Angel" — stars unschooled actor Ben Dickey, formerly of fine Philly band Blood Feathers, in a terrifically tender performance alongside actress Alia Shawkat. The movie also makes excellent use of musicians Charlie Sexton and Alynda Segarra in key roles, and Dickey shines on a soundtrack that argues that Foley's minor legend status is well deserved and based on much more than simply dying young.
The Michigan Daily
October 4, 2018
‘Blaze’ confirms Ethan Hawke as a triple threat
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Flagpole.com
October 3, 2018
"Blaze is constructed with beautiful, humanistic precision. The lyrics to Foley’s life may be the same as those sung in every country music biopic, but Blaze’s melody is so much sweeter and more authentic..."
ABC 7 Chicago
October 2, 2018
Ethan Hawke directs 'Blaze,' true story of outlaw country artist Blaze Foley
Arkansas Times
September 27, 2018
Blaze Foley: Never a star, always a legend 'Blaze' film makes a name for a Malvern songwriting legend — and now it's all different for Ben Dickey, the Little Rock musician who portrays him onscreen.
The New Yorker
September 24, 2018
Talking Shop with Ben Dickey The musician recalls growing up with the Clintons in Little Rock and playing Blaze Foley in his friend Ethan Hawke's new film
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City Beat
September 24, 2018
A Legend Is Born in ‘Blaze’ Director Ethan Hawke turns his attention to a roving, rambling music man.
Boston Globe
September 19, 2018
In ‘Blaze,’ a winning view of a beautiful loser
NPR
September 18, 2018
Most musicians who get the Hollywood biopic treatment are world famous - Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Freddie Mercury. That's not the case with "Blaze." It's the new film written and directed by Ethan Hawke. The movie introduces us to a relatively obscure country singer who died in 1989. But as Tim Greiving reports, it might just make him a star.
Washington Post
September 18, 2018
Who is Blaze Foley? Ethan Hawke’s musical biopic introduces an unsung genius
Rolling Stone
September 17, 2018
Watch ‘Blaze’ Stars Ben Dickey and Alia Shawkat Perform Live For the First Time Ben Dickey and Alia Shawkat teamed up for “Sybil’s Lullaby” at Sundance in January.
USA Today
September 14, 2018
Ethan Hawke spotlights an unknown legend in ‘Blaze’ Ethan Hawke tells the story of an unknown singer-songwriter Blaze Foley, who inspired the likes of Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, Townes Van Zandt and Merle Haggard in a new film “Blaze.” Of Foley’s music, Hawke says there are lines that “shatter” him
Rachael Ray Show
September 11, 2018
Rachael Dishes Her 10 Go-To Restaurants In Austin, Texas, To Co-Stars Ethan Hawke + Ben Dickey
NPR
September 6, 2018
Dickey is a musician who has never acted before. Although he doesn't have that iconic country baritone, he makes you believe he wrote Foley's songs. When Dickey performs, the movie is great. Hawke plainly loves hanging out with him, the way musicians — and Hawke is one, too — sit around for hours, playing, talking, drinking.
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Rolling Stone
September 5, 2018
Watch Ethan Hawke, Jimmy Fallon Parody Willie Nelson’s ‘On the Road Again’ Actor (Nelson), host (Johnny Cash) recruit Kris Kristofferson (Charlie Sexton), Waylon Jennings (Ben Dickey) for ‘Tonight Show’ performance
RollingSTONE.COM
September 5, 2018
Watch Ethan Hawke, Jimmy Fallon Parody Willie Nelson’s ‘On the Road Again’ - Actor (Nelson), host (Johnny Cash) recruit Kris Kristofferson (Charlie Sexton), Waylon Jennings (Ben Dickey) for ‘Tonight Show’ performance
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.COM
September 4, 2018
Film mention in “Ethan Hawke Teams Up With Charlie Sexton, Louis Black for New Record Label (Exclusive)” by Lauren Huff
TODAY.COM
September 4, 2018
Ethan Hawke and Ben Dickey interview, “Ethan Hawke and Ben Dickey talk new film ‘Blaze’” by Staff
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EATER AUSTIN
September 4, 2018
“Ethan Hawke’s Go-To Restaurants Are Austin Classics” By Nadia Chaudry
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The A.V. Club
September 4, 2018
'Ethan Hawke launches record label with hilariously cool name' by Sam Barsanti
The Hollywood Reporter
September 4, 2018
Ethan Hawke Teams Up With Charlie Sexton, Louis Black for New Record Label ; Ben Dickey, will be the first musician signed to the label.
FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL
September 1, 2018
Film feature, “In a Blaze of Foley” by Daniel Eagan
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FOX26
August 31, 2018
“Ethan Hawke directs the movie, ‘Blaze’ about Texas songwriter legend” By Staff
SAN ANTONIO CURRENT
August 30, 2018
“Musician Ben Dickey Talks About Making a Pivot to Become a Breakout Actor in Blaze” By Kiko Martinez
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GLIDE MAGAZINE
August 30, 2018
“BEN DICKEY’S ‘BLAZE’ OF GLORY: TALKING BLAZE FOLEY AND ETHAN HAWKE’S NEW BIOPIC (INTERVIEW)” By James Roberts
Fort Worth Star Telegram
August 20, 2018
“Ethan Hawke talks about his old Fort Worth days (a musket comes up) and his new movie” By Robert Philpot
HOUSTON CHRONICLE
August 19, 2018
“‘Blaze’ of Glory” By Andrew Dansby
KEXP-FM (NPR)
August 18, 2018
“Ethan Hawke & Ben Dickey discuss BLAZE - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)” By Greg Vandy
The Austin Chronicle
August 17, 2018
The Ballad of Townes & Blaze The twisted but not-so-tall tale of Van Zandt and Foley, Lonesome Dove meets Barfly
SPECTRUM NEWS
August 17, 2018
“Ethan Hawke premiers 'Blaze' in Austin” By Staff
FOX 7
August 17, 2018
“Ethan Hawke & Ben Dickey talk 'Blaze'” By Lauren Petrowski
JUST JARED
August 17, 2018
“Ethan Hawke Grabs a Guitar While Promoting 'Blaze' in Austin!” By Staff
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ROGER EBERT
August 17, 2018
Review, “Blaze” by Brian Tallerico (3.5 out of 4 stars)
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KOOP-FM
August 16, 2018
“Interview: Ethan Hawke, writer/director, Ben Dickey, ‘Blaze’” By Robert Sims
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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY.COM
August 16, 2018
Review, “Ethan Hawke beautifully honors a doomed musician in ‘Blaze’: EW review” by Chris Nashawaty (B+)
THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE (ONLINE)
August 16, 2018
Staff - Chron Events - Blaze with Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater, Ben Dickey, and Sybil Rosen
THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE (ONLINE)
August 16, 2018
Ben Dickey and Ethan Hawke - Outlaw Sounds
THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE (ONLINE)
August 16, 2018
Richard Whittaker - 4am With a Head Full of Whiskey
FILM SCHOOL REJECTS
August 16, 2018
“The Life of Blaze Foley Two Ways” By Matthew Monagle
FACEBOOK: CHUCK TAYLOR
August 15, 2018
Video: Ben Dickey live in the Studio
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THE ALL STAR MORNING SHOW WITH CHUCK TAYLOR
August 15, 2018
Chuck interviews Ben
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DVIDS HUB
August 15, 2018
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FACEBOOK: 301ST FIGHTER WING
August 15, 2018
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HOUSTON PRESS
August 15, 2018
“Ethan Hawke's Blaze Tells Turbulent Tale of the Duct Tape Messiah” By Bob Ruggiero
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AUSTIN 360
August 14, 2018
“Ethan Hawke, Ben Dickey to celebrate ‘Blaze’ at Waterloo Records”
AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN
August 14, 2018
“Ethan Hawke, Ben Dickey to celebrate ‘Blaze’ at Waterloo Records” By Staff
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Houston Chronicle
August 13, 2018
The film “Blaze” is so steeped in Texas culture that it’s a wonder distributor Sundance Selects isn’t handing out kolaches and migas with every ticket. But the star at the center of actor-director Ethan Hawke’s beautifully rendered biography of the late Austin outlaw-country singer-songwriter Blaze Foley has no Texas roots at all, despite the fact that Foley haunted the honky-tonks and hippie havens of central Texas in the ’80s .
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HOUSTON CHRONICLE
August 13, 2018
“Ethan Hawke introduces new movie ‘Blaze” in Houston” By Andrew Dansby
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IMDB
August 3, 2018
“11 Movie and TV Picks for August” By Staff
ROLLINGSTONE.COM
August 1, 2018
Film feature, “Blaze Foley: How a Forgotten Texas Songwriter Became the Year’s Best Biopic”
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ROLLINGSTONE.COM
July 25, 2018
“Hear Blaze Foley Biopic Star Sing ‘Clay Pigeons’” By Stephen L. Betts
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BIO

For a guy whose career has evolved more by serendipity than design, Ben Dickey’s professional journey has turned into one heckuva ride. It’s not every day an obscure musician’s famous actor/director friend hands him the lead in a passion-project indie film, and he not only winds up sharing the screen with one of his musical heroes, he also wins a Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Dramatic Achievement in Acting — and a Variety magazine “for your consideration” plug for a Best Actor Oscar nomination. 

Dickey’s acting debut in Blaze, Ethan Hawke’s biopic about doomed Texas singer-songwriter Blaze Foley, has already led to more roles, including their pairing as bounty hunters in The Kid, a western directed by Vincent D’Onofrio. But just as exciting, as far as Dickey’s concerned, is the opportunity it provided to record with that musical hero, longtime Bob Dylan guitarist Charlie Sexton (who played Blaze’s other troubled Texas songwriting legend, Townes Van Zandt). After they did the film’s original cast recording (on Light in the Attic Records), Sexton produced Dickey’s solo album, A Glimmer on the Outskirts. That inspired Sexton, Hawke and Blaze executive producer Louis Black to form SexHawkeBlack Records, a new Austin-based imprint under the umbrella of Nashville’s Dualtone Records. Dickey’s March 7, 2019 release is the label’s first.

It’s hardly Dickey’s first recording foray, however. In fact, he says, he preferred the idea of forming a label to shopping for one because he’d been signed before — and still bears scars from watching the dream morph into a momentum-sucking nightmare. But SexHawkeBlack president Erika Pinktipps happens to be friends with Dualtone’s founder; that connection quickly turned into an actual alliance. “We’re all doing this together,” Dickey says, “[it’s] a group of people who all care about each other and have similar artistic arrows pointed in the same direction.”

Dickey was 10 when his artistic arrow started pointing toward music; that’s when his grandfather handed down his 1935 Gibson L-30 archtop. “He was a magical fellow, and his guitar is, too,” Dickey says. “So I wanted to be magic, too.” 

Within a year, his grandfather was gone. The magic, fortunately, stayed. But conjuring it wasn’t always easy for a kid growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas, far from his dad — a college football star who’d moved to Georgia after the parental split, when Dickey was 4. Ten years later, Dickey’s mother left, too — following her friend and boss, Bill Clinton, from the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion to the White House. Dickey moved into his grandmother’s basement — and became one more angry, disaffected teenage rocker. 

He formed his first “real” band, Shake Ray Turbine, at 16, made his first record at 17 and began touring at 18, ditching Little Rock Central High (most famous students: the Little Rock Nine) for an $850 Ford van. When the founder of their D.I.Y. label, File 13 Records, headed to Philadelphia for college, they followed.

Dickey wound up staying for 17 years, becoming a chef, falling in love and making music, first with Amen Booze Rooster (the band that got signed, then shafted), then with Blood Feathers. That band recorded three albums, including one created over “a magical rock ‘n’ roll summer” at a Nova Scotia home Hawke owns. (Hawke’s wife and Dickey’s “sweetheart,” artist Beth Blofson, have been besties since childhood.) Several labels and a top management agency courted them, but some members’ changing priorities and Dickey’s label trauma scotched potential deals. Still, when Blood Feathers fractured, he was heartbroken. It was time for another change…

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CONTACT

MANAGEMENT
Mark Morikawa
Mark@mgmt-entertainment.com
424-279-9740

 

LABEL
SexHawkeBlack and Dualtone Records 





BOOKING
Kevin French, Paradigm Agency
kfrench@paradigmagency.com

 

Jonathan Levine, Paradigm Agency
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