Singer and songwriter. Broadcaster. Performer, producer, poet, and playwright. Multiinstrumentalist and Mountie. Hawksley Workman is all of these things and others – an ambitious, ever-busy global ambassador of Canadian culture and creativity. The pun on the surname? It’s just too easy.
A staple of the Canadian arts scene for over 20 years, Workman boasts a catalogue of 15 solo releases showcasing his now signature spectrum of sonic influence, from the most interesting folk music to cabaret to anthemic rock and plenty in between. The accolades amassed include JUNO nods and wins and widespread critical acclaim. Many titles were self-recorded by Workman in his basement studio, long before home recording rigs’ rise to ubiquity.