Sondahl and Hawkins

The music of  Jonathan Hawkins (bass) and Brad Sondahl (guitar, banjo,  harmonica, pennywhistle)

(dedicated to Jonathan, 1953-2020)

Sondahl and Hawkins Videos on Youtube:
Tell me that it isn't true 
Viola Lee Blues 
Talk about Suffering 
Rainy Nights 
Roll on buddy 
Way Downtown 
Turn Your money Green
I shall be released
Pallet on the floor/satisfied
Don't you see that train
Don't let your deal go down old time
Ain't but sweet sixteen
Cottoneye Joe variations
Last thing on my Mind
Streamlined Cannonball (in concert)
Up on the Blueridge Mountains
Deep River Blues
Hold the Woodpile Down
Don't Let your Deal Go Down
Banks of the Ohio
Down in the Valley to Pray
 Train Songs live
Keep my skillet good and greasy
The covered wagon rolled right along
Up on the blueridge mountains

The music from a  lot of these videos is included in the later CD releases from Sondahl and Hawkins:

Blues Trouble and Good Old Time.

Blues troubleBlues Trouble Sondahl Hawkins

Good Old TimeGood Old Time Sondahl Hawkins

        About the musicians:
Brad and Jonathan played together since around 2002

.  During that time Jonathan had to absorb the wide variety of traditional folk, blues, bluegrass, and original music Brad likes to play. Both musicians were craftspeople for their day jobs: Brad makes and sells pottery in Spirit Lake, Idaho and Jonathan specialized in restoration house painting in Spokane, Washington. The same attention to detail that goes into their crafts went into their avocation of music making.  In addition, Jonathan actually knew something about music, having an M.A. in music. Brad pretends he knows what he's doing and plays it by ear.

There's a CD out of their first gig at the Shop in Spokane.

Here's the tunes on it:  (You can download mp3's of the linked songs below (around 2 megabytes per file)
Almost a Kottke (Sondahl)
Sail Away Ladies
When I woke up this morning she was gone
Ching Chong
You think I'm Crazy (Sondahl)
Love, Sweet Love (Sondahl)
See See Rider (arranged Sondahl)
Colored Aristocracy
Alabama Jubilee
Baby Rose
Done Laid Around
Hobo's Lullaby

Past performances:
Spirit Lake 4th of July in the Park
Spokane Fall Folk Festival
the Shop Perry St, Spokane)
Auntie's Bookstore
KPBX Recordings and Video Sale
Farm Chicks Fairfield Antique Sale

Jonathan also played in the  Jive Five swing band, Cursive Wires, South Hill Ramblers, and others.
Brad also plays as a solo singer/songwriter. You can hear some of Brad's Midi and solo guitar music here