Hawktail is back! Accompanying the news that their sophomore studio recording Formations will drop on January 10th, 2020, via Padiddle Records, is the music video for lead single “Annbjørg.” Formations was co-produced by Chris Eldridge of Punch Brothers, and saw the quartet’s members—fiddler Brittany Haas, bassist Paul Kowert, guitarist Jordan Tice, and mandolinist Dominick Leslie—write the album in a mere two months, recording it in four days at Nashville’s Southern Ground Studios. Formations was engineered by Dave Sinko (Edgar Meyer, Béla Fleck, Sam Bush) and mixed by Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Shania Twain).

Commenting on the speed, Kowert notes, “We had studio dates to record a quick EP of covers, arrangements we’d been playing live. But we had these strong starts that felt so good that we were like ‘let’s finish THESE instead.’” Tice added, “We’re just trying to find something good to play. We’re not interested in adhering to the same old forms—merely adding some spice to something that we all know how it’s going to end.”

Formations Track Listing:

01. Annbjørg
02. Last One on the Line
03. Dandelion
04. The Tobogganist
05. Eddie’s Attic
06. Padiddle
07. One Hour in Hungary

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Nov 22 – Bloomington, IN – FAR Center for Contemporary Arts
Nov 23 – Danville, KY – Norton Center for the Arts
Nov 24 – Bellefontaine, OH – Holland Theatre
Nov 25 – Peninsula, OH – G.A.R. Hall
Jan 24 – New Orleans, LA – Folk Alliance
Jan 31 – Nashville, TN – Little Harpeth Brewing Album Release Show
Feb 02 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry at The Ryman
Feb 07 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd Music House
Feb 08 – Charlottesville, VA – The Front Porch
Feb 09 – Frederick, MD – Weinberg Center For The Arts
Feb 14 – Los Angeles, CA – McCabe’s Guitar Shop
Feb 15 – Soquel, CA – Michael’s on Main
Feb 16 – Berkeley, CA – Freight and Salvage
Feb 29-Mar 01 – Northampton, MA – Back Porch Music Festival
Apr 03 – Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic
Apr 04 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Music Festival

Artwork for ‘Formations’ by Hawktail

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