MARCH 25, 2016


TORONTO, ON – February 18, 2016 –  Ron Hawkins has long been revered as one of Canada’s greatest contemporary singer-songwriters. Ron will release his new album,Spit Sputter and Sparkle, showcasing  his exemplary skills with a word, a hook, a riff and a melody.  Slated for a  March 25th, 2016 release via  Pheromone Recordings,the album features 11 new originals, including the first single,  Beautiful Girl . Spit Sputter and Sparkle will be available for pre-order at soon.
The new album was primarily recorded at Ron’s 55 Below home studio with Ron taking care of all vocals and instrumentation. “My little home studio is only nine feet by nine feet but it’s packed with toys and musical goodies. It’s a bit like going down the rabbit hole.” Ron continues: “I spent the better part of a year down that rabbit hole and when I came out the other side Spit Sputter and Sparkle was born.”
As lead singer/multi-instrumentalist of Canada’s legendary Lowest of the Low, Ron has enjoyed many accolades through the years.  Chart Magazine honoured the group’s 1991 debut album,  Shakespeare My Butt, with spots in the top 10 of the Top 100 Canadian Albums of All Time, Ron has  received Toronto station 102.1 The Edge’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2000), and has been voted Songwriter of the Year byNOW Magazine’s reader’s poll in 2000 and once again in 2015. In 2008 Lowest of the Low was inducted into the Canadian Indie Rock Hall of Fame and awarded gold records for Shakespeare My Butt.
Spit Sputter and Sparkle is Ron’s  15 th album of original material and  due to lift him onto the musical pedestal he has clearly earned.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
March 25-26 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace (Lowest of the Low)
March 29 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre (Ron Hawkins/duo)
March 30 – Saskatoon, SK – The Capitol (Ron Hawkins/duo)
April 01 – Edmonton, AB – The Almanac  (Ron Hawkins/duo)

April 02 – Camrose, AB – Bailey Theatre  (Ron Hawkins/duo)
April 03 – Red Deer, AB – The Hideout  (Ron Hawkins/duo)
April 07 – Picton, ON – The Regent Theatre (Lowest of the Low)
April 08 – Ottawa, ON – Ritual (Lowest of the Low)
April 14 – Toronto – The Rivoli SHOWCASE  (Ron & Do Good Assassins)
April 15-16 – Toronto – The Rivoli (Ron & Do Good Assassins)
April 22 – Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom  (Lowest of the Low)
April 23 – Buffalo, NY – Leopard Lounge  (Ron Hawkins/band)
April 30 – Owen Sound, ON – Heartwood Concert Hall (Lowest of the Low)
May 13 – Regina, SK – Casino Regina (Lowest of the Low)
May 28 – Niagara Falls, ON – Springlicious Festival (Lowest of the Low)
Spit Sputter and Sparkle Track List:
1. Beautiful Girl
2. Sliver
3. Chrome
4. Swamp
5. Till It Kills Ya
6. City of Lies
7. Strum and Drag
8. Sunflowers
9. Sweet Simple Life
10. Ten Speed Girl

11. Constellations
Download Hi-Res Promo PhotoHERE
Download Hi-Res Album Cover ArtHERE
For more information, please contact:
Beth Cavanagh
Manager, National Media Relations
MapleMusic Recordings|Fontana North 
O: 416.718.6549
C: 416.803.7685

Western Tour Spring 2016

Tour Poster #6

Hey Folks,
Been getting alot of requests for a western swing. So here it is.
Myself and the charming, multi-talented Brian MacMillan will be bringing my new record Spit Sputter and Sparkle to your town.
Hope to see you all out.
Tix available here: Winnipeg…/ron-hawkins-lowest-of-the-low-w…/ Edmonton Camrose Red Deer

New Video: The Kids Are All Wrong

With the release of the Low’s dual singles, Ron’s friends at Resonator caught the recording process on camera. The clip for “The Kids Are All Wrong” takes viewers into the studio with the band, where they were “pounding on drums, slashing guitar chords and screaming into microphones” over the course of two days.

The behind-the-scenes footage is just a sneak peek at a mini-documentary project that’s in the works. But before the full details are revealed, let the anticipation build by watching the video for “The Kids Are All Wrong” below.

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The Kids Are All Wrong … But the Lowest of the Low Are All Right

The toggle switch that signals the Lowest of the Low exists is thrown all the way to ON!

Today the Lowest of the Low released two new songs. Ron wants you to have these free new tracks! Take them. Download them. Email them your friends.

THE KIDS ARE ALL WRONG and IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE were written by Ron Hawkins, performed by David Alexander, Ron Hawkins, Brian MacMillan, Lawrence Nichols and Dylan Parker and were recorded with the help of Joe Dunphy at the sublime Revolution Recording in Toronto in October, 2015.

You can find them at Soundcloud right HERE.

Read an interview with Ron regarding the Lowest of the Low’s new work at Chart Attack

The Low are back, and look forward to seeing you out there soon.

Now Magazine’s Choice Poll

Though I don’t usually feel comfortable posting messages about nominations (seems a bit narcissistic) I’m quite proud of these ones so here goes. The DGA are up for best band this year in the Now reader’s poll. And I’m up for best Songwriter and best male singer. Feel free to vote for Hayden, but I’d prefer if you voted for me.
And Lowest of the Low fans… we’ll see you all this summer at various shows in Toronto and Stateside.
DGA fans look for us in your home town and at the Turf Festival in Toronto. We are also launching into recording our next album in November.
Cheers everyone,
Best Male Vocalist
Best Songwriter
Best Band (The Do Good Assassins)

Peace and Quiet Video Released Today

On the same day Ron and the Do Good Assassins’ new album Garden Songs is released, a brand new video for Peace and Quiet surfaces. We’ve posted it here. The video is directed by Richard Peirce and Chris Tait.

Peace and Quiet on the Radio

The first single from Ron’s upcoming album Garden Songs, called Peace and Quiet has entered the rotation at CBC Radio 2.  A reworked version of the song that first appeared on Ron’s 2007 album Chemical Sounds is working up Radio 2’s Top 20 Chart.  You can help by placing your vote HERE.

Peace and Quiet’s lyrics are worth a study.  We’ve got them HERE

New Kingdom of the Sun Video

Check out the first of a couple DGA videos from Southern Souls and the great Mitch Fillion.
This one is called Kingdom of the Sun and was shot at the Don Jail in Toronto. What a weird coincidence that two members of the band have had a total of 4 incarcerated family members in that fine institution.

  1. Ambulance Chaser Ron Hawkins 2:33