Whinin’ Boy" is an authentic and spirited guitar pickin’
romp through some of the greatest music of the early twentieth century.
... a reminder of how infectious Dixieland music can still be in
the hands of a creative and inventive musician and arranger. Ernie
makes this music come alive. Mike Regenstreif Folk Roots
This the best album I have EVER heard. Not since a few cuts on Ry
Cooder's Jazz album have I been so in love with listening. This
is great, great, great music!!! Oh, my, goodness. Words fail me.
Astonishing! Peter Berryman
"This is a delightful album .... great songs, excellent musicianship
and production." -Bruce Cameron Radio 2MCE-FM Australia
"All in all, this is already one of my favorite CD's ever.
Every track grabbed me on first listen which almost never happens.
I think that this is the music that Ernie has been meant to play
forever." Jim Kownacki
It is a brilliant CD, maybe Ernie's finest effort to date - and
I've loved everything previously! Just a superb collection of tunes
that captivated me! Ron Olesko WFDU
I was taken aback as it is so unexpected to hear the arrangements
& instrumentation. Very surprised & delighted. It will certainly
get many spins here on WMPG. Another inspiring
album! Chris Darling
Loved Ernie's new CD. The playing is impeccable. I've heard projects
before where a guitarist is accompanied by a traditional jazz band,
but here all the instruments work together to create the ragtime.
"Vicksburg Blues" is a masterpiece. "Southbound Sneak"
is another favorite. There are so many good ones, it'll be hard
to decide which to play on the air! Joe Larose WAPS
It's fantastic great release! Remarkable guitar & vocals w/a
killer band. Dan Foley WKTJ
Ernie Hawkins is a great finger-style acoustic guitarist. "Whinin'
Boy" should establish him at the very top rank in the genre.
This time around he plays with a band. And what a great band it
is! Bruce Edwards http://sundaynightbluesproject.blogspot.com
....I loved the disc (Whinin’ Boy). It spent about a solid
week in my car player when I first listened to it. John
Heidt Vintage Guitar
Ernie Hawkins has been on the cusp of a major breakthrough for
a number of years. “Whinin’ Boy” should be the
record that provides the final push. www.leicesterbangs.co.uk
Decades of dissecting Davis’s blistering guitar technique
gave Hawkins the insight that the blind preacher was as much a student
of 1920s jazz bands like Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five as he
was of solo Piedmont blues pickers like Blind Willie Walker. Ian
Zack Acoustic Guitar
Hawkins is an honest great musician, who plays twenties and thirties
styles with a gentle love, a restrained passion, and a mastery knowledge
of 'fingerpickin' technique as few artists today have, so I can
say he is a true master in this art. Whinin Boy **** ESSENTIAL Vicente
Zumel La Hora del Blues
... one of the most revered players of contemporary
acoustic style blues. Hawkins’ expanded musical palette provides
a breath of fresh air for his already established fan base. Living