I met Amanda Hawkins through a mutual friend and colleague, Tohbias Juniel, when he asked me to take photos of the Martin Luther King event in Denver last year. Amanda sang the national anthem and I was blown away by her voice. I then fell in love with her single “Get Back In Line” and often watch the video when I just want to pick up my mood.
She recently played at the school fundraising event I used to manage, Tellerpalooza. Let’s just say little miss Amanda Hawkins blew to roof off the Bluebird. But more importantly, little elementary school girls watched her in awe. Absolute AWE. Proving events like this are not just about raising money. It’s about showing these kids that anything is possible.
Amanda and her crew are wonderful people on top of wonderful musicians, and I was thrilled to photograph her show with Roniit back in January.