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Tarot Cards & Shooting Stars

Out NOW -  Mule Kick Records

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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 

"While their last album likely left you smiling, this more fully realized effort will not only do that, but you may find yourself singing along to share in their contagious joy" - Country Standard Time

"Listening to The HawtThorns’ latest single Let’s Get Together is like hugging an old friend." American Songwriter - Daily Discovery

"Authenticity, heavenly harmonies, and down-to-earth lyrics and melodies" POPMATTERS

"We already had Bakersfield. We already had Nashville. This crew finds the sweet spot to realize Gram Parsons' vision for cosmic American music with their dead, solid perfect send up of country rock. Enjoyable, entertaining stuff that's right on the money throughout. Modern country rock at it's best." - Midwest Record

"If ever there was a duo that successfully welded a pop sensibility to roots music they get my vote" - Americana Highways Review

"KP has [Faith] Hill’s power and grace and [Shania] Twain’s seductive velvet vibrato" -WMOT

"An anthem for modern Times"- w21 Music

"Another step in the right direction for a band that has all the attributes for a rapid rise up the industry ladder" - Lonesome Highway

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All The Right Reasons - Official Video

Let's Get Together - Live Performance video - full band

On The Way - Live Performance video - Full Band

One Human At A Time - Live Performance video - duo



An Americana band whose sun-kissed songwriting, versatile guitar work, and lush vocal harmonies evoke the California coastline as much as the Bible Belt countryside, the HawtThorns are rooted in the collaborative chemistry of husband-and-wife duo KP and Johnny Hawthorn. Both have had celebrated solo careers and were members of LA based touring bands. 


That chemistry reaches a new peak with Tarot Cards and Shooting Stars, which marks the band's second collection of hook-driven country-rock and amplified Americana. Recorded in both L.A. and Nashville, it nods to both sides of the group's geographic and musical roots. The Nashville sessions took place in KP and Johnny's home studio, sandwiched between walks around the couple's new neighborhood, with cicadas chirping outside the studio doors. The southern culture and Tennessee humidity seeped its way into the music itself, adding gospel-soul grit to "Let's Get Together" and Allman Brothers-worthy swagger to "On The Way." A lush, layered album with diverse arrangements, Tarot Cards and Shooting Stars finds the group embracing its new home without forgetting its roots. 

The HawtThorns debuted their freshman effort "Morning Sun"  in 2019. An amped-up Americana album for guitar enthusiasts and singer/songwriter fans alike, the record balanced its creators' backgrounds, finding room for fiery fretwork and heartland hooks. It also showcased the HawtThorns' emphasis on community, with co-production from Eric Corne (founder of Forty Below Records) and additional contributions from Sasha Smith, Kaitlin Wolfberg, Arthur Barrow, Steve Berns, Matt Lucich, and Eliot Lorango.

KP and Johnny are musical lifers, having weathered more than a decade's worth of the music industry's ups and downs. They've tapped into a new beginning with the HawtThorns, a band whose music blurs the boundaries between genre and geography.

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#25 Best Album of 2019 in ALBUMISMThe HawtThorns excel at expertly weaving pop into Americana, which is what makes Morning Sun a special album.”

"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 bring a truly diverse slate of musical experiences to the table" - THE BOOT   (Song Premiere "Broken Wings")

"The HawtThorns successfully shine-up classic country music with sumptuous harmonies and innovative instrumentation." - POPMATTERS

"The HawtThorns Triumph on Radiant, Distinctive Debut Album ‘Morning Sun" - ALBUMISM - 5 stars

"The HawtThorns captured the hooky California country rock that’s resulted on their debut, “Morning Sun” - THE BOSTON GLOBE


"The HawtThorns celebrate the road less traveled on Rebel Road" - Single Premier in WIDE OPEN COUNTRY

" The HawtThorns have arrived and plenty will sit up and take notice" THREE CHORDS AND THE TRUTH

"Luscious jangle and clang and catchy tunesmithing - NEW YORK MUSIC DAILY

"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 Radio Scotland


“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 - AMERICANA HIGHWAYS

"This fabulous debut album is set to find an audience that appreciates quality music" - THE ROCKING MAGPIE

"This is highly melodic, bouncy music perfect for that car ride or blaring outdoor speakers while you bask in great outdoor weather." -  Jim Hynes,  GLIDE MAGAZINE

“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

" A heaping handful of Southern California charm" -THE ALTERNATE ROOT MAGAZINE

" The HawtThorns somehow blend the best of the Laurel Canyon California sound, modern Americana and melodic rock without missing a beat across 11 winning tracks" - ROCK AND ROLL TRUTH

" Laden with hooks and harmonies, 'Morning Sun' is the guitar-driven, sunshine-filled debut record from husband and wife duo The HawtThorns. - FOLK AND TUMBLE


5 Stars in RnR Magazine

4 Stars in Maverick Magazine

The Alternate Root Magazine top 10

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Making A Scene

Unionville Times

Baltimore Media Blog

California Rocker

Folk Radio UK

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