American singer-songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins’ first two albums, Tongues and Tails and Whaler, were certified Gold and earned her a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist and six New York Music Awards.
Her singles, “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover” and “Right Beside You,” spent months in the top 10 on Billboard singles charts in the U.S. and in Europe. The recent January issue of Elle magazine ranked “Damn” as one of the Top Love Songs of All Time.
“As I Lay Me Down” and “Lose Your Way” from Hawkins’ third album, Timbre, were featured on the TV show, “Dawson’s Creek.” With nine albums to her credit, her music has been played in the films “40 Days and 40 Nights,” “Bounce,” “New Years Eve,” “Mrs. Winterbourne,” “Now and Then” and “The Associate,” and on television shows including “The Blacklist,” “Party of Five” and “Northern Lights.”
Throughout her career, Hawkins has performed live with Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Lou Reed, Chris Isaak, Kristen Chenoweth, Melissa Etheridge and Willie Nelson. She starred as Janis Joplin in the play, “Room 105,” a performance critics praised, saying, “It was a part she was born to play.”
Hawkins authored her own play with original music and is working on its production. She recently took part in recording sessions and promotional events in Germany, including filming the syndicated music and talk show Night Grooves at the historic Schminke House in Löbau.
Hawkins’ New York shows often sell out, but there are still tickets available for her upcoming performance at Landmark on Main Street on Friday, May 10 at 8 p.m. The concert will support Growing Love Community Garden in Manorhaven.
For tickets, call 516-767-1384 or go to www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
Landmark is located at 232 Main St. in Port Washington.