Doug Hawco has shaken off the dust from the road, and has committed himself to the majesty of folk guitar and evolved songwriting.

Doug Hawco – Follow 
Reviewed by: Lee Callaghan Evolution Music Press 
June 15, 2018 
Blending passion with elegance and sophistication, Doug Hawco presents his new album “Follow”, a collection of 9 original songs plus 2 covers. This album is a follow-up to 2017’s “Life On The Water”, which saw Doug evolve from a small town rocker, into a professional, mature musician bringing value to his folk roots. With “Follow”, Doug Hawco has shaken off the dust from the road, and has committed himself to the majesty of folk guitar and evolved songwriting. Mixed with themes of Partying, Regret, Content, and Fun, “Follow” offers the listener an in-depth view of Doug’s Halifax roots. The title track for “Follow” is mature well-written piece utilizing an up-tempo strumming rhythm which drives the rhythms forward like a Matador in a bullfight, brandishing a rose between his teeth. The suave singing styles of Doug Hawco croons the listener with his light baritone grandeur. “Wherever I will go, If you follow me, I would take you wherever I will go.” A romantic folk melody to set the pace for the rest of the album, Doug asserts his charm and presence with the listener with rich dynamics in his guitar and salsa-inspired percussion. “I’m A Fool”, showcases Doug’s proficiency with the guitar as he rings out every picked note with grace and style. Coupled this melody with Doug’s natural vocal harmonies, this track presents a full spectrum sound, as displayed in the chorus as Doug executes a falsetto harmony to his vocal, ascending his vocal range. “I’m a fool, a fool for you”, a song rich with thematic elements of insecurities and doubts, “When you walk into the room, and everything seems fine, if I don’t say what you want, then I’m a fool.” To compliment “I’m a Fool”, Doug offer this track in the outset of the album as an acoustic-only piece, creating a stronger folk feel than its full instrument rocker counterpart. We cannot complete this review without touching on the two cover songs, Doug offers in this collection. Adele’s “Hello” is a track that most would find too risky to attempt, however, Doug Hawco relishes the challenge and executes a mindful, complete rendition of this modern classic. The fingerstyle guitar lines exquisitely create a melody complimenting the baritone vocals. Coupled with “Hello”, Doug Hawco plays tribute to the late Tom Petty with his version of “Free Falling”. A folk, downtempo acoustic interpretation of this timeless rocker. Again, Doug showcases his vocal might as he carries the high notes with his upper register falsetto. This is a highly enjoyable album which should make it into any folk collection. This contains many wouldbe singles which could be sent to adult contemporary, middle of the road radio formats. As reflected by Doug, this album targets “A stadium of 5000 or a cafe of 20 will be clapping and singing along with his performance.” With the high production values, as each track is mixed professionally and skillfully, the rich dynamics calm and satisfy the listener. The overall lyricism on “Follow” display a mature and evolved songwriter destined to take his music to the major label level. We would expect to see Doug Hawco embarking on a national tour backed by an album of this caliber, gaining the attention he deserves.

Doug Hawco Set To Release His New Single Titled “Beach Time”

Sensational singer/songwriter Doug Hawco is set to release his new single titled “Beach Time” on May 12th, 2018.

Beach Time” was produced at Westwood Studios in Nova Scotia Canada and co-written by Doug Hawco and Chlista Hawco. Doug beautifully illustrates the creative process and delivers the lines as if he's dictating what's happening as it occurs. You can almost see the words floating around in the air, rearranging themselves until they make sense.

Beach Time” promises to be a classic single. In this incredible song, Doug keeps a true sense of his own voice, and sings beautifully through the entire song. He chose to accentuate the lyrics of the song with a short, light texture in his voice.

The song’s original beat will certainly make you move and sing at the same time. Music lovers will literally want to grab a drink and relax every time they listen to “Beach Time”. The story, the lyrics, delivery, the beat; everything about it just makes it an incredible song.

Doug’s originality and previous releases have significantly helped him amass a loyal and supportive fan base online. Music fans can expect a lot more from him in the near future. It is certain that he would break boundaries with his exceptional music.

Doug Hawco - I’m A Fool

Doug Hawco is a talented singer and songwriter with a unique approach to his blend of pop, acoustic, and rock.
His recent release is an excellent single titled “I’m A Fool”. This particular track marks a significant step forward for the artist, highlighting his ability to create stunning arrangements, multi-layered production aesthetics, and authentic lyrics. 
This song is a perfect example of what happens when musicians are driven by the right creative instincts. The sound feels organic and spontaneous, yet there are a lot of details and nuances, which at the end of the day, are really those things that end up making a song really special and share a story with the listener, showcasing the artist’s character and personality.

“I’m A Fool” will actually be released on April 1st, but make no mistake: this song is absolutely no joke. Doug managed to inspire his listeners with compelling and earnest vocals, as well as memorable hooks.
The song release is also accompanied by a charming acoustic version, showcasing a whole new melodic texture.

-Peter Vidani / Bandcamp Diaries


Multi-album independent recording artist, Doug Hawco, has released his brand new single “Follow” in January 2018.

Follow” was written and produced by Doug Hawco and currently being played on indie radio stations in the UK, Canada and US. “Follow” was produced at Westwood Studios in Nova Scotia, Canada where Doug performed all of the instruments on the track. “Follow” has this exciting aroma about a journey of love, where seeing a person for a few moments makes life fantastic. This song is sure to place a smile on your face while keeping your feet moving with it's Latin flair.

Currently Doug is in the studio working on his new album due out in June 2018.