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Lawnparties: Mayer Hawthorne

Mayer Hawthorne

Princeton Quadrangle Club, 5 p.m.

If you have any appreciation at all for a jazzy tune, then you’re in luck: neo-soul favorite Mayer Hawthorne will be bringing his feel-good melodies, irresistible R&B groove and retro Motown charm to the main stage. Hawthorne is known for his feel-good cocktail of funk, soul and jazz, a masterful fusion of a timeless genre that finds its roots with James Brown. With three critically acclaimed albums under his belt, including the 2013 LP “Where Does This Door Go” featuring collaborations with Pharrell Williams and Kendrick Lamar, the powerhouse singer/songwriter/producer/instrumentalist is a breath of fresh air in the musical scene with his memorable, organic sound. Think Sunday morning coffees, male dancers in well-cut suits and a mellow variety of Hall & Oates meets CeeLo Green. Aside from his soulful tunes, Hawthorne also performs as a rapper and hip-hop artist under the stage name Haircut. Whether you were familiar with Hawthorne’s music prior to Lawnparties or not, bring your jive with you this Sunday and get yourself ready for a fantastic time.

YouTube it: “The Walk”; “Back Seat Lover”; “A Long Time”

 

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