UPCOMING SHOW...Sunday, December 11th,
Cherylann will be doing a special tribute to B.E. Taylor at
Jason Kendall Productions presents "A Rockin' Holiday at the Cabaret"
at Cabaret at Theater Square on Penn Ave in Pittsburgh.
Click on this link for ticket information and to check out the all-star line-up
As a child, Cherylann imagined there was a hidden microphone in a button on her shirt that allowed the whole world to hear her sing the songs she made up. Her WV mountain mama began to find stages for her to sing on when she was 5... talent shows, minstrels, recitals, family gatherings and such. After being inspired by "Coal Miner's Daughter" when she was 12, she learned to play guitar, and started writing songs, and performing professionally as a country singer at fairs, festivals, restaurants, banquet halls, and Wheeling's own Capital Music Hall. Her style had changed from broadway songs to country, then she transformed again when she moved to Pittsburgh, PA 20 years ago at the time when Lilith Fair artists graced the music industry.
So now, Cherylann Hawk has found her niche in alternative folk pop, with jazzy country melodies riding the waves of exotic rhythms. Her voice has been compared to some of her influences... Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morisette, Joni Mitchell, and Karen Carpenter. In addition to playing rhythm and finger-style acoustic guitar, she also plays a little bass, mandolin, ukulele, percussion, and kazoo! Her songs of love and resolution will warm your heart and soothe your soul.
Over the past 20 years, she recorded 3 full length CDs and many other projects of her own while living and performing in Pittsburgh,
and has sung as a back up singer for many bands on stage and in studios. She recently recorded music and voice overs for
IRead2Know on iHeart Radio
and has begun to record her next few CDs... alternative folk-pop, reggae, and children's songs. Besides being a singing Uber driver,
she has been performing in hospitals for the
Sonny Pugar Foundation
"Music Smiles" program,
and plays some random shows here and there. Until her children are older, Cherylann Hawk has decided to mostly be an "on line musician", and will
travel to play, and sing along the way, someday again when circumstance allows...
"I'm starting to remember, some riddles of my younger years, when I wanted to sing for the world so that everyone will like it here!"