"Born in the wrong era."
Along the banks of the Little Miami River in Southern Ohio a young boy removed his coonskin cap and wiped the sweat from his brow. He watched the moving water and imagined the Shawnee warriors who once canoed these waters and frontiersmen who walked the nearby hollows. This lead to a thirst to find and read any history book he could locate about the frontier. This snowballed into what became a lifelong obsession.
Fast forward to present day, Nashville based hit-songwriter Andrew Scott Wills put down his Music Row lunchbox to chase something that’s been chasing him for years. He formed Hawken Horse with the vision of capturing the same fascination that’s consumed him since that day along the Little Miami: the American Frontier.
His songwriting puts the spotlight on the good and the ugly of frontier history with inspiring lyrics that spark an inner yearning for discovery, independence and survival.
With the help of a possible's bag of skilled musicians and collaborators, Wills has been able to forge a collection of stories that have been literally centuries in the making. "Hawken Horse makes music for those who yearn to go back and those who never left," Wills says.
Frontier Partisans Interview
Read Hawken Horse's exclusive interview with the Frontier Partisan's Jim Cornelius where they discuss rifles, the music biz and the latest record Longhunter.
I Love Muzzleloading
Hawken Horse is interviewed on the "I Love Muzzleloading Podcast" where Andrew Scott Wills discusses the upcoming album Longhunter, history and his love affair with his new Kibler Woodsrunner flintlock.
2 Articles in AF
Hawken Horse's frontman Andrew Scott Wills has 2 articles in the Spring 2023 issue of American Frontiersman Magazine! You can find it at your local grocery, bookstore, Tractor Supply or online here.
Hawken Horse is proud to announce that "The Ballad of Warner Glenn" will be featured in the MeatEater-produced documentary about the legendary Warner Glenn. The film is hosted by Clay Newcomb of the Bear Grease podcast and available on YouTube. Click here to watch.
Look for Hawken Horse in the December issue of FUR-FISH-GAME! You can order a copy here
American Frontiersman Interview
Read Hawken Horse's exclusive interview with American Frontiersman Magazine available in the Fall 2022 issue! The edition features a painting of Jim Bridger on the cover by famed artist David Wright. Order here!
A big thanks to Muzzleloader Magazine for covering Hawken Horse's debut record in their Sep/Oct 2022 issue! Be sure to snag your copy here!
Hawken Horse was a guest on the Muzzle-Loaders Podcast that covers "All Things Muzzleloading" listen here.
Adobe & Teardrops
Read Hawken Horse's interview with Americana blog Adobe & Teardrops. Read it here.