Artists: Ron Hawkins
When: April 14, 2016
Venue: The Rivoli, Toronto
“This album is the gutter, it’s the noise, it’s the glass on the sidewalk and the stars above your head. It’s all the blur and speed of living in the city in the 21st century.”
Ron Hawkins is best known as a member of the band The Lowest of the Low. On Thursday night in Toronto he opened a three night stand at The Rivoli in support of his new album, Spit Sputter and Sparkle, with the Do Good Assassins. On a small stage Ron packed as many musicians as he could. There was a horn section, a violinist and of course the Do Good Assassins.
I came into the show not knowing much about Ron Hawkins. Most people seem to confuse him with the more famous Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks. But I left the show feeling that I should be listening to more of his music.
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I shoot live music performances and concerts. I love the excitement of entering a venue, knowing that I’ll be photographing a concert and enjoying the energy of the crowd. There’s nothing like being in a venue and looking at the expressions on the faces of people who are all transfixed by the talent onstage. I shoot about 120 shows each year, averaging 2 bands per show, as well as several all-day and weekend festivals in and around Southern Ontario. From the large venues to very small ones, bright lights or barely lit stages, I hope that my photos capture the enjoyment the artists have in doing what they love to do.