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My name is Neil Cotton. I live in Georgetown, Ontario, Canada. Welcome to the webpage of

" Neil Cotton and Hawk's Nest "

Thanks for dropping in. Last update was June 17,2003.


Music will lift your spirit and free your mind.
I would like to thank Wendy, my wife of 34 years, for her encouragement and continued support.

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BAND INFO


For the past several years I have been in a Country-Rock Band that plays in the Greater Toronto Area. It is called "Hawk's Nest".



Band members are: (left to right)
*Gary Creary (lead guitar and vocals)
*Neil Cotton (guitar,harmonica,Lap Steel and vocals)
*Paul Gardiner (bass guitar and vocals)
*Robert Porter (Drums)

We cover artists like W.Jennings, M.Haggard, J.Rivers, Alabama, D.Yoakum, J.Cash, J.Diffie, E.Clapton, R.Hawkins, G.Strait, A.Jackson

N. G. Dirt Band, The Beatles, The Band, N.Young, K.Headhunters, J.M.Montgomery, Brooks & Dunn, J.Buffett, B.R.Cyrus, C.C.R., Eagles,etc. Even Elvis might be in the building.
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EMAIL


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Please feel free to sign-in, ask questions, make comments, request bookings.

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GIG NEWS

Join the fun by attending Neil's upcoming shows:

Jan. 3&4 at McGibbon Hotel Georgetown

Jan. 17 at Hugh's Room in Toronto (Dundas & Roncesvale) (songwriters night)

PERFORMANCE NEWS :

Neil & Buzz Thompson of the Hawks

Dec.5 Neil was at Hamilton Convention Centre doing Mayor Of Old Yonge Street at Ronnie Hawkins CD Release Party

October 4 Neil was on Morning Live(between 7:30 8am) at CH Television Hamilton as guest of Cathy Wegner celebrating RONNIE HAWKINS DAY singing Mayor of Old Yonge Street.

The Sept. 8 (1-4pm)at Healey's was a Terry Fox Cancer benefit organized by Christina Doyle with various styles of live music being provided. It was very successful and profitable.












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ABOUT THE NAME

The band is named after the old Ronnie Hawkins bar from Yonge Street in Toronto Ontario.
Gary and I were lucky enough to open for the Hawk in the late 80's. We even had a drink with him,
IF YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT.



One of the songs I've written for our new CD is about Ronnie Hawkins. It's called "The Mayor Of Old Yonge Street"

Note: You can see "Le Coq D'Or" sign in the Bo Diddley picture below and the "Hawk's Nest" sign in the upper right. Two bars in the same building makes for a good time.




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CD NEWS


Planned release is late 2002...so late it will be early 2003


Song list: (so far ***)

1)The Mayor of Old Yonge Street
MP3 Mayor Sample

2) Give Half The Song To Me
MP3 of HALF THE SONG

3) Drink Cannot Heal
DRINK CANNOT HEAL MP3

4)GERIATRIC GYPSY
GERIATRIC GYPSY MP3

5) FEEL THE TRAIN
FEEL THE TRAIN MP3

6) MIGRATORY SNOWBIRDS(about escaping winter) MP3 Sample (rough mix)

First verse follows

Looking forward to this holiday,
Gonna leave real-time behind.
To work by 8, deadlines
Have occupied my mind.
Gonna spend some time in Florida,
Boogie and scuba dive,
Watch those surfin' cowboys ride.
Hey ride cowboy ride!



7) KING OF THE SWAMP (about a meeting with an alligator)


King Of The Swamp MP3

While canoeing through the swamp of the Everglades
I saw an alligator cruising for prey.
The turtles were paddlin', head in for cover.
The ducks were squawkin' warning each other.

__Musicians: Neil (vocals and guitar), Sean Cotton (lead guitar & vocals), John Cox (bass), Steve Klodt (piano), Dickson Zee (drums),

BAND INFO


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NEIL'S BIO

Performing live is "in my blood". I have been doing it for more than 25 years. I will do it as long as I am able.

To quote a Waylon Jennings song...

"if I can't go down rockin' I ain't gonna go down at all"

MP3 (FM quality)The following is a ROUGH MIX of a Tribute I wrote to Waylon.
His Own Way
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R.I.P. Hoss.........AMC & Hank Jr. Tribute Waylon
For more Waylon go to Waylon Fan Page




Music is part of my family history as it is with many. One of my grandfathers was a fiddle player in Prince Edward Island.
Both grandparent families had organs in their homes. My children , Sean and Kelly, and my wife Wendy each have played instruments over the years. Even my 2 year old grandson Jesse is banging out a rhythm on the drums.



I took my first guitar lesson (Hawiian guitar aka Lap Steel) when I was 8 years old and the rest is history.
I've been in 3 different Bands: The Racqueteers, Rebel Hill, and now Hawk's Nest with 11 different musicians over the years.



My son Sean is a singer/songwriter with many years of professional experience. For info on him, tapes, CD, show dates and news, go to Sean's Songs

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PLEASE CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING.

LINKS




*** I dedicate the following site to Wendy.
Live 365 Outlaw Country Radio

The Hawk and MY wife

Neil Cotton's New Site

SEAN COTTON


R.I.P. Hoss.........AMC & Hank Jr. Tribute Waylon
For more Waylon go to Waylon Fan Page

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