Award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Hawksley Workman has teamed up with Canadian guitar phenom and singer-songwriter Kevin Breit for an exciting instrumental side-project titled, Breit Workman that is out now.
Reminiscent of a late-night market in Chiang Mai, lead single “Corvair Blues” is a languorous and seductive Marketplace jazz track punctuated by a blues-laden groove.
Breit Workman Track List:
01. Corvair Blues
02. Father Robot
03. Aging Siren
04. There’s Always The War
05. Commando Salvation
06. The Last Broadcast
An acclaimed, multi-dimensional performer with several solo records under his belt, Breit is one of Canada’s most sought after guitar players and has recorded with Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash, k.d. Lang, to name a few. He has amassed several notable awards including a Gemini Award, 2 JUNO awards, and is featured on records that have earned an impressive 10 Grammy Awards.
Hawksley and Kevin had known each other for several years, seizing any opportunity to play a song together at festivals where both artists happened to be booked together. So when the two found themselves in a studio setting, the comfortable interplay was natural and unaffected.
Recorded in Northern Ontario, Workman and Breit enlisted a collective of talented friends to partake in their musical adventure. Outside of Hawksley on drums, and Kevin on guitars and bass, the record features cellist Matt Brubeck, tuba player extraordinaire Colin Couch, woodwind player John Johnson, and harmonica genius Mike Stevens. After a few nights of recording, they selected their favourite compositions and asked Montreal recording artist, Murray Lightburn (The Dears) to mix what became, Breit Workman.