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"Already a leading light in L.A.’s independent country scene, the HawtThorns swing for the heartland country-rock fences with “Shaking,” whose brightly-strummed guitars and sunny harmonies channel the warmth of the band’s west coast home."- Rolling Stone Country

"The HawtThorns’ Morning Sun is a shining bright spot this season" - single debut in Americana Highways 

"Masterful Powerpop and Country cred - the album features carefully crafted pop that isn’t afraid to be adventurous but is always going to linger in your head" - Glide Magazine - album premiere

"The HawtThorns successfully shine-up classic country music with sumptuous harmonies and innovative instrumentation on Morning Sun" - Popmatters

"The HawtThorns celebrate the road less traveled on Rebel Road" - Single Premier in Wide Open Country

"This fabulous debut album is set to find an audience that appreciates quality music" - The Rocking Magpie

"The album’s West-coast Americana sound evokes the California coastline, with emotive song writing, lush harmonies and great guitar, strings and organ, all in the mix."  - Iain Anderson Show BBC Scottland

"The HawtThorns bring a truly diverse slate of musical experiences to the table" - The Boot 

 “Morning Sun” radiates with a gentle glow and feel-good vibe that serve as a refreshing anecdote for these troublesome times."  - Lee Zimmerman - The Daily Times

“The HawtThorns, Morning Sun. Everything comes together on this terrific debut from husband-and-wife duo KP and Johnny Hawthorn, which boasts ringing guitars, fresh-sounding lyrics, consistently strong melodies with powerful hooks, and great harmonies. - Jeff Burger AmericanaHighways

"A heaping handful of Southern California charm - The Alternate Root Magazine

"The HawtThorns make songwriting look easy" - Gary Shwind, Americana Highways

" The HawtThorns have arrived and plenty will sit up and take notice" Three Chords and the Truth

"Proper songs, proper performances, great songwriting too.."-Ralph McLean BBC Radio Ulster