About Dawn and Hawkes
The Austin-based singer-songwriters, who describe their sound as “indie-folk-americana,” shared a moment one night in a juke-joint and now they share everything, including their home and the stage. It all began when Chris Hawkes asked “this pretty girl” named Miranda Dawn to dance.
They soon learned they had a shared love of music and performance. Miranda says it was a lock from that moment on, and now they tour the country together and share a home in Austin. “Our timing and rhythm were just in-sync and when we added harmonies, songs, and guitar playing, it all went together — like dancing.”
Dawn and Hawkes appeared this year on NBC’s reality-singing talent show The Voice, performing a cover of The Beatle’s “I’ve Just Seen A Face” in a blind audition. Both judges Adam Levine and Shakira voted them to advance to the next round, with Levine calling their performance his “favorite performance [he’s] ever seen, ever, on The Voice.”