December 2006

CALIFORNIA COUNTRY named to Radio/Press BEST OF 2006 lists:

“I have no idea who these guys are, but I suspect I’d enjoy seeing them live. Once again, California and Americana, but with a weird overlay of darkness that’s perfectly expressed by the nighttime gas station on the cover. They’re a bit of a throwback — I could see them as some tangential Byrds spinoff that I’d have to use one of Pete Frame’s family trees to decipher, but that’s not a bad thing at all. I might try to rustle up their previous record next time I’m in the States. They’re that interesting.”

— Ed Ward, No Depression Top Ten

“2006 was the year of Gram Parsons, for many strange reasons, and I See Hawks, a Byrds/Burritos blend of brainy talent, benefited from all the posthumous attention paid to Parsons. It’s also one of the best post-Byrds roots records since Gene Clark’s No Other.”

— Bob Gulla, Boston Phoenix Best of 2006

Freeform American Roots Chart
#10 album of the year

Top Ten, Folkways, KUT, Austin, David Oberman DJ

Top Ten, Lost Highway, WMBR, Doug Gesler DJ

Medicine Show UK, Most Played Album Of The Year,
Top Live Show Of The Year (Belladrum Festival, Scotland)

Freight Train Boogie, Best Independent Releases 2006

Top 10 CDs 2006, Michael Meehan, Freight Train Boogie

#4 album of the year, Folk And Roots, Colin Fielding 3INR (96.5 fm), Australia

#2 album of the year, American Music Top 100, 103.1 FM, Belgium

Best of 2006, Countrymusic24 Radio – Berlin, Gerd Stassen DJ

#5 album of the year, Best of 2006, The Music Never Stops, KPFK 90.7, Barry Smolin DJ

#5 album of the year, Paul Heyblom, VOETBAL MAGAZINE (Netherlands)

EXEUNT PUB

December 1, 2006


The Hawks, Kip Boardman, and Tony Gilkyson exit the Beehive Pub, Swindon, England — Summer Tour ’06.