"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 romance and the ruggedness 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.
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.
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.