story & photo
by Christopher Annino
Sophie B. Hawkins performed in the Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun on February 18th. She gave a demonstration of epic proportions of her gifts. She played some of her early works and material from her upcoming album “Dream Street and Chance.” The song “Missing,” is a tribute to her father who recently passed away. Sophie said, “I wrote this song when I got off the phone, after my sister told me my father passed away.”
Sophie later added, “I am more relaxed and aware of things, I am more independent with this album I wrote it and produced it. My entire career I used to try to fight for more creativity. I have more confidence with out worrying so much about the outcome.”
Sophie B. Hawkins emerged in 1992 onto the music scene with her debut album, “Tongues & Tails.” “I started out as a drummer and then gradually moved to wanting to switch to a vocalist,” said Sophie. The album went gold, earned her a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, and fired a single, “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover,” into the Top Five. Another gold album, “Whaler,” followed two years later along with the single, “As I Lay Me Down” that charted in Billboard for a record-breaking sixty-seven weeks. Other albums that followed were “Timbre” in 1999, 2004 “Wilderness,” 2006 “Live Album Bad Kitty Board Mix.” Much happened in the past few years in Sophie’s life. She became a proud mother of son, Dasheill, and she is hard at work writing a Broadway musical for Kristin Chenoweth.
For more information, go to the official Sophie B. Hawkins website www.sophiebhawkins.com.