Cory Hawthorne is a Canadian-based guitarist, singer and songwriter. Describing his style as “North Americana”, his songs are marked by the influences of Hank Williams Sr., Buddy Miller, Dwight Yoakam, the Beatles and AC/DC. Inspired by the guitar slinging of James Burton, Albert Lee and Brad Paisley, Cory is an accomplished, some would say extroverted, guitarist who loves to entertain with the six-string. Equally at home chickin’ pickin’ as he is shredding, Cory isn’t afraid of fusing Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen rock chaos into his twangy, Jerry Reed-inspired licks. With the release of his debut solo album, he has blended the best of his country and rock influences into a combination that is equal parts big twangy guitars, rocking drums, strong melodies and honest, heartfelt lyrics. Cory will be spending the rest of his life playing “anytime, anywhere”, spreading the good vibes of music to anyone who will listen.
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