Ron Hawkins has long been revered as one of Canada’s greatest contemporary singer-songwriters. Over the years, Ron has written and released seven LOTL albums, five solo discs, three records with his band The Rusty Nails, and two records (one a double album) as Ron Hawkins and The Do Good Assassins.
His latest album with The Do Good Assassins, 246, will be released August 28, 2020. Recorded on a 1985 Tascam 246 4 track cassette recorder in drummer Jody Brumell‘s living room, the ethos of 246 is all analogue, no digital tomfoolery; just four friends making music in a room with no bells and whistles.
The band just released a new single from 246 titled “Heartbreak in Hopper Street“ – an optimistic, euphoric track about collective power and grass roots uprising.