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Win tickets to see Mayer Hawthorne


UPDATE: Congrats to our winner — Jason Encinia. Thanks to everybody else for playing.

ORIGINAL POST: Fresno is in for a treat on Saturday night when Mayer Hawthorne comes to town for a gig at Frank’s Place.

For the uninitiated: Hawthorne is a white guy from Michigan who makes soul music like it’s still the Motown era.

Sure, after Amy Winehouse, it’s a tad gimmicky, but there’s no arguing with his great debut album, “A Strange Arrangement,” which was one of my person faves of 2009.

To make this whole thing even sweeter — one lucky Beehive reader will get in FREE. Yep, a sweet night of soul music and no cash out of your pocket. You can double thank promoter Love the Captive, who is bringing Hawthorne to town and giving up the free tix.

Of course you want to enter, so just leave a comment below and tell us your favorite soul song of all time. Easy enough, right? Deadline to enter is 4 p.m. Friday. We’ll pick one winner at random and notify that person be e-mail, so leave a real one and check it. No repeat comments please. You’re ineligible if you’ve won something in the past 30 days.

Complete rules — and one of my favorite Hawthorne jams — are on the jump.

Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. One winner will be picked at random. To be eligible, a commenter must not have won a prize on in the previous 30 days. Recipients will be notified by e-mail at the end of each giveaway period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee, and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win.

Responses to "Win tickets to see Mayer Hawthorne"

Kiel says:

Gotta have Soul!

DMK says:

Adore by Prince or Marvin Gay Let’s get it on…

Well done Beehive and LTC–

“Let’s Get it On” by Marvin Gaye. It’s just a classic.

Lucia says:

My favorite soul song is Earth, Wind & Fire – Reasons

Al Green – Love and Happiness , for sure!

jason encinia says:

of all time it would have to be al green “let’s stay together”

Mike Large says:

will i win these tickets??? maybe so, maybe no.

gst says:

Who is the man
That would risk his neck for his brother man?
Can ya dig it?

Cristobal says:

Favorite Soul Song: Mercy Mercy Me by Marvin Gaye

Favorite Thing to Do While Listening to Said Song: Pretend to sing to a crowd of millions.

Charles Martinez says:

Probably the song my parents concieved me too: “Cant get enough of your love, Babe” – Barry White.

Ha ha. Now to get this visual out of my damn head! Thanks Mike!

atout says:

Sam Cooke – That’s Where It’s At, which happened to be our first dance weddingness song.

w.r. square says:

donny hathaway – ‘a song for you’

Jessica says:

Tears of a Clown
Ain’t to Proud to Beg

Damn, hard choice

Andrew says:

If you’re going to MAKE me pick one, I guess I’ll go with “Let’s Stay Together,” too.

ed says:

dang, favorite one, that’s tough. so many good ones. my top 4:
a change is gonna come – sam cooke
let’s stay together – al green
mustang sally – wilson pickett
let’s get it on – marvin gaye

and i’ll pick let’s stay together as my fav.

pubafunk says:

Walk on by
by Isaac Hayes

mdub420 says:

Gnarls Barkley – Who’s Gonna Save My Soul Now

Kyle Lowe says:

Kiss by Prince is one of my favorite songs to get down to.

Stephanie Amador says:

All time Favorite…At last, By Etta James!!
Our 5 yr anniversary is this weekend, this would be an awesome surprise!!

Mattthew Garcia says:

Brenda Holloway: Till Johnny Comes


Dee Edwards: Why Can’t There Be Love

Would be hard to argue with pubafunk, Isaac Hayes “Walk on By” is a classic.

Matthew Garcia says:

Damn Good track! It is a crime not to own Hot Buttered Soul on LP.

I gotta go with “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye

JamesMichael says:

Always and Forever , In it to win it. Kinda bummed about the last show getting canceled. But hey gotta give the guy a break , it must be hard to stay healthy on tour.

Abe Lopez says:

What Does it Take (to win your love) – Jr. Walker and The All-Stars

ZD0 says:

I like most if not all of the songs mentioned above, but I will throw one out there that hasn’t been said…Try Me by James Brown.

Rawb says:

One step- Aretha Franklin

Raul says:

I’m gonna have to go with Who’s That Lady by the Isley Brothers.

Jonathan says:

James Brown – It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World

Jordan says:

Favorite Soul Song : Alicia Keys – A Woman’s Worth

Greg says:

Favorite Soul Song – Al Green, Love and Happiness

Liza says:

al green “let’s stay together”

Bella says:

Adore by Prince

Steve says:

Count me in

Famous says:

“These Arms of Mine,” Ottis Redding.

Anything by Sam Cooke.

Jared says:

Love The Captive Rules.

Marisa Galland says:

JUST ONE?!?! That’s hard to do…

Respect- Aretha Franklin

(Some others just for fun- Easy- Commodores, Ooo Baby Baby- Human Nature does an a capella version that’s beautiful, You Can’t Hurry Love-The Supremes) and of course How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)-Marvin Gaye (but I love the Buble version too).

Love it love it love it. Too many to list.

Belle says:

Try a little tenderness – Otis Redding

Ben says:

“What’s Going On” – Marvin Gaye

Esmeralda Rocha Lozano says:

Oh yeah! Date night!!!

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