Formed by the waters of Kempenfelt Bay, Rebekah Hawker is a vivacious country-folk singer-songwriter located in Toronto, Ontario.
The barrier that normally stands between Artist and Audience is dismantled by Hawker’s singular voice and unencumbered emotionality onstage. Her recklessly candid songs will infiltrate your heart (and run circles around the inside of your head).
With influences like Kathleen Edwards, Stevie Nicks and Kacey Musgraves, Rebekah’s upcoming EP, slated for a 2019 release, promises a rich collection of songs with twisting melodies and words that will surely leave your heart aching for more.
Rebekah Hawker was raised the eighth born in a family of ten children. Her natural talent as a singer was recognized quickly by her family at a young age and it was an older sister who first roped her into a neighbourhood talent show that would be her first performance. Sports took over as the main focus in Hawker’s life until the age of 14 where an unexpected injury cut her career short. This small change of trajectory and the gift of a guitar (loaned to her by an older brother) led Rebekah to discover the soul cleansing power of songwriting and its ability to pull in a person floating adrift.
The malleability of the voice has always interested Rebekah and is a driving force behind her multitude of projects. As a folk duo she played the Summerfolk Music Festival in Owen Sound, Ontario (2014) and as a solo artist she has opened for Canadian folk sweethearts, Dala (2016). Her awards include the Barrie Folk Society’s ‘Songwriter Showcase’ (2013, 2014) and her College’s talent search competition (Seneca College, 2014).
Summerfolk Youth Discoveries Competition winner, 2014
Seneca’s Got Talent 1st Place, 2014
Barrie Folk Society’s Youth Songwriters Showcase, 2nd Place, 2014
Barrie Folk Society’s Youth Songwriters Showcase, 3rd Place, 2013