Win Tickets to See Mayer Hawthorne & the County at Webster Hall

March 2nd, 2010

Some people use the method to figure out their porn name, but Andrew Mayer Cohen, who grew up on Hawthorne Road, added his middle name to that of the street he grew up on to become the soul singer Mayer Hawthorne. He’s most influenced by Curtis Mayfield, Smokey Robinson and the legendary Holland-Dozier-Holland writing team, but Hawthorne is much more than a singer and writer. In fact, he’s also a producer, arranger, audio engineer and a DJ, plus he plays a variety of instruments and has even been known to rap. His soul music began sort of as a goof, but the tunes were no joke and they eventually led him to Stones Throw Records. And now Mayer Hawthorne—above, playing “Maybe So, Maybe No” for—starts a new tour at Webster Hall on Thursday. Want to go? Fill out the form below, listing your name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Mayer Hawthorne, 3/4) and the name of your favorite soul song. The winner will be notified on Thursday.

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