Sawyer & Hodge:
P.A. Sawyer has been a multi instrumentalist/singer/songwriter for over 35 years, performing and recording with many rock and country bands. Inspired by The Beatles, Brad Paisley, The Eagles, Gordon Lightfoot, Elton John, Five For Fighting, Rush, Kim Mitchell, and Marc Cohn. This eclectic combination gives him a rock edge with a melodic softer side.
In 2000 he built a home recording studio (P.A.Studios) in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada and started writing/recording his own songs.
In December of 2006 he met up with Kevin Hodge who has been a poet and melodic country lyricist since the age of 16 and has won poetry contests across Alberta.
When the two met they started a writing partnership where Kevin wrote the lyrics and lyrical melodies and P.A. wrote music to them, played all the instruments, and did all the vocals.....A kind of country- rock version of writing partners
Elton John & Bernie Taupin if you will.
After several songs the duo soon learned they had something exceptional and began discussing doing a complete albums worth of material.
The final songs from these sessions is an extraordinary, fresh, original mix of acoustic, country rock that needs to be heard.
Now they’ve released the final outcome of their sessions with their debut CD entitled “Squandering Time”. A fifteen song adventure into beautiful lyrical stories and brilliant melodic acoustic/electric country rock.
Of special note: There is only one musician on this album.
All instruments were played by P.A.Sawyer. 6&12 String Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Bass, Drums & Drum Machine/Programming, Piano/Keys/Synth, Mandolin, Banjo, and all Vocals.
The entire album was Recorded, Engineered, Mixed and Produced by P.A.Sawyer at P.A.Studios Langley B.C.
Sawyer and Hodge are now full-time writers and have been churning out fresh, new melodic songs with heart, soul, and substance non stop.
They’re currently mixing their amazing New CD "One Horse Town" to be released in winter/spring 2010 of 2009.