When we think of awesome concert venues, we think of the unexpected, whether it be atmosphere or proximity to interesting things. You know, places that might not seem suited for a jam sesh at first glance, but for that same reason make the show that much more exceptional. For example, Artpark – overlooking the Niagara River Gorge, Babeville – inside a refurbished Church, Canalside – set along the magical waterfront, and the Buffalo Museum of Science – surrounded by the opportunity for discovery.
This month the Buffalo Museum of Science will present a live show featuring Ron Hawkins, long revered as one of Canada’s greatest contemporary singer-songwriters widely known as the lead-singer songwriter of Lowest of the Low, in a special concert event on Friday, March 24th. The performance will take place in the historic auditorium inside the Buffalo Museum of Science.
As lead singer/multi-instrumentalist and main songwriter of Canada’s legendary Lowest of the Low, Ron Hawkins has enjoyed many accolades through the years. In 1996, 2000 and again in 2005, Chart Magazine honored the group’s 1991 debut album, “Shakespeare My Butt,” with spots in the top 10 of the Top 100 Canadian Albums of All Time. In 2000 and once again in 2015, Hawkins was voted Songwriter of the Year by NOW Magazine’s reader’s poll. Also in 2000, Hawkins received Toronto station 102.1 The Edge’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2008, Lowest of the Low was inducted into the Canadian Indie Rock Hall of Fame and awarded gold records for “Shakespeare My Butt.”
Hawkins follows up his February 2015 release of “Garden Songs,” with “Spit Sputter & Sparkle,” continuing to exemplify his skills with a word, a hook, a riff and a melody to display some of his finest work to date. Released in 2016 via Pheromone Recordings, “Spit Sputter & Sparkle” features 11 new originals, including the single, “Beautiful Girl.”
Over the years, Hawkins has written and released three additional Lowest of the Low albums, five solo discs, three records with his band The Rusty Nails, and in November 2012, Ron Hawkins and The Do Good Assassins released the double disc “Rome.” Adding them all up, “Spit Sputter and Sparkle” is Hawkins 15th album of original material.
Tickets for this special live concert event are just $22.50 each and include access to GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World, Presented by M&T Bank and Associate Sponsor, Chakra Communications, which means that once you pair this show / exhibit event with dinner reservations, you’ll have a full night out! We highly recommend Coco, Hutch’s, or Ulrich’s Tavern.
GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World is a touring exhibition of the National GUITAR Museum. Access to 71Picks will also be available. 71Picks, a “homegrown” exhibit, was created in partnership with the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame and features a selection of guitars and memorabilia that inspired the WNY music community.
Doors for this event will open at 6pm. Tickets are available in advance and on the day of the show at www.sciencebuff.org.
RON HAWKINS CONCERT
Friday, March 24
AT the Buffalo Museum of Science
Doors open at 6pm
Admission is $22.50 and includes access to GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World, Presented by M&T Bank and Associate Sponsor Chakra Communications