Once described as “Stevie Wonder and Jeff Buckley thrown in a blender,” Boulder music artist Dechen Hawk finds his inspiration from the beauty of his Colorado lifestyle. Over the past 18 years, Hawk has written hundreds of songs, released 6 albums, been in numerous bands, played the role of talent buyer for various venues. You can see this talent for yourself at two upcoming live performances this month.

Originally from Austin, Texas, Hawk moved to Boulder when he was just 5 years old. “Colorado has always been my home,” he said in a CRAVE interview. “In my late teens and early 20s, I got my start as a musician performing regularly at the Pennylane coffee shop here in Boulder.”

“I feel blessed and I am grateful to be able to do what I love for a living in such a beautiful place.” – Dechen Hawk

Hawk describes his Colorado lifestyle as a “wonderful blend of nature and city life.” When he’s not teaching music privately, Hawk spends his days enjoying the Colorado outdoors with yoga, biking, hiking, or just hanging out by the creek with friends. “Moving my body is important to my health and peace of mind. Nature always helps to push my reset button,” he said. Most nights you can find him performing around town as a guest singer/musician or supporting other local talent from the audience.

“I think Colorado has been good for me and for my career,” Hawk said. “People seem to enjoy my music. They continue to support me in my ongoing efforts, and the beauty here inspires me to keep doing what I love, to express my gratitude for this life, to create and offer beauty, fun and healing through music.”