Goshawk | Dawes Goes Electric

Cradling a cup of coffee in my left hand, I sat at the kitchen counter as Steve Sjuggerud scrambled eggs. The lure of frying bacon would soon wake Mike Dawes, sleeping off a six hour time zone difference.

Steve was also simmering baked beans.

“Are beans a Southern breakfast specialty?” I asked. “I’ve had grits and gravy before…”

“Actually, they’re for Mike,” Steve replied. “I think the English like beans with breakfast.”

Photographer Adam King arrived, along with his cousin. “What’s with the beans?”

“They’re for Mike.”

Hoodie-draped Mike appeared, long pale arm extended. Grim Reaper seeks caffeine. “Why does everyone always make me beans at breakfast…?”

So, Mike’s Goshawk™ 6-string electric is nicknamed: Beanst.

Beast + Beans

PHOTO: Mike Dawes with his Goshawk™ 6-string electric guitar. (Photo: Adam King)

PHOTO: Mike Dawes with his Goshawk™ 6-string electric guitar. (Photo: Adam King)

PHOTO: Future stadium tours and Marshall stacks loom. Acoustic guitar virtuoso Mike Dawes has been corrupted by the lure of distortion and pinch harmonics… (Photo: Adam King)

PHOTO: Future stadium tours and Marshall stacks loom. Acoustic guitar virtuoso Mike Dawes has been corrupted by the lure of distortion and pinch harmonics… (Photo: Adam King)