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The Next Hundred Years
As a street performer on Venice Beach, Ted Hawkins played a unique blend of soul, blues, folk, and pop. While his debut, Watch Your Step, offered a raw solo sound, on The Next Hundred Years, Hawkins is complemented by a full band. Inspired covers like "There Stands the Glass" and "Biloxi" share the stage with originals like "Green-Eyed Girl" and "Strange Conversation." Only Hawkins' untimely death on New Year's Day 1995 kept him from building on the success of this work.