Hawksley Workman’s Christmas Album: It’s That Time Of Year Again

Award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Hawksley Workman has announced a limited edition vinyl pressing of his classic Christmas LP Almost a Full Moon will be available in Canada for Record Store Day Black Friday, November 25, 2016. The vinyl includes a special 11”x11” Lyrics And Chords Songbook of the original album tracks, as well as a free download card for the LP which includes two bonus tracks: “Watching the Fires” and “Silent Night”. For participating stores, visit:
In celebration of the 15th anniversary of Almost a Full Moon, Hawksley recently released a very special illustrated children’s book based on the lyrics of the title track. Almost a Full Moon is a warm-hearted tale of family, community, food and home and is illustrated by Jensine Eckwall, who helps brings beauty and a hint of magic to Workman’s evocative lyrics. The book is published by Tundra Books (a division of Random House Canada) and is available to order HERE. In conjuction with the book and vinyl release, Hawksley will be touring the album in the month of December in a series of Christmas concerts kicking off December 5 in Winnipeg. A limited quantity of vinyl will be available for sale during the tour while quantities last. Almost a Full Moon is now available to purchase digitally HERE and to stream via Spotify HERE.
A slight departure from past musical feats, Workman’s latest project is no less ambitious or creative. A staple of the Canadian arts scene for over 17 years, Workman boasts a catalogue of 16 solo releases showcasing his now signature spectrum of sonic influence, from cabaret to electro-pop to anthemic rock and plenty in between. The accolades amassed include JUNO nods and wins and widespread critical acclaim. As a producer, his fingerprints grace releases by JUNO and Polaris Prize nominees and winners like Tegan and Sara, Sarah Slean, Serena Ryder, Hey Rosetta!, and Great Big Sea. He’s also penned melodies with a myriad of artists, from Oscar award winning Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose, Inception) to French rock icon Johnny Hallyday. Hawksley’s touring career has seen him play nearly a thousand shows worldwide. He’s headlined prestigious venues like Massey Hall in Toronto and The Olympia in Paris, and opened for heroes Morrissey, David Bowie, and The Cure.
One of Hawksley’s most recent impressive achievements is the award winning one-man cabaret theatre show called The God That Comes, which he co-wrote and performs in. The show debuted in 2013 and continues to draw rave critical reviews and sold-out crowds. The God That Comes also quickly gained international attention including successful runs at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, New Zealand Festival, and the Arhus Festival in Denmark.
Hawksley Workman is many things to many people in many places, but primarily, he’s a student of the human psyche; an artist in the purest sense of the word, constantly finding fresh and interesting ways to frame and share the world – the people we are and the things we encounter. It’s a virtually bottomless well of ideas for a man with virtually endless imagination and creative outlets.
*Almost a Full Moon Tour
12.05 – Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre (Tickets:
12.07 – Vancouver, BC @ St. James Hall (Tickets:
12.08 – Edmonton, AB @ Citadel Club Theatre (Tickets:
12.09 – Edmonton, AB @ Citadel Club Theatre (Tickets:
12.10 – Edmonton, AB @ Citadel Club Theatre (Tickets:
12.13 – Fredericton, NB @ Wilmot United Church (Tickets:
12.14 – Halifax, NS @ St. Matthew’s Church (Tickets:
12.16 – Hamilton, ON @ Library In The Round Series (Tickets:
12.17 – Huntsville, ON @ Trinity United Church (Tickets:
Almost a Full Moon Track list
01.  Claire Fontaine
02.  Learn How To Know
03.  First Snow Of The year
04.  Merry Christmas (I Love You)
05.  Common Cold
06.  3 Generations
07.  A House Or Maybe A Boat
08.  Almost A Full Moon – LISTEN
09.  Watching The Fires (CD And Digital Only)
10.  Silent Night (CD and Digital Only)

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