Mayer Hawthorne http://kunc.org en Mayer Hawthorne On World Cafe http://kunc.org/post/mayer-hawthorne-world-cafe Looking at Andrew Mayer Cohen in his Buddy Holly glasses, styled like Michael Buble's little brother, he could easily be construed as another poppy heart-breaker. But this young soul man from Detroit is actually a rising hip-hop and R&amp;B artist. Fri, 09 Dec 2011 20:46:00 +0000 18887 at http://kunc.org Mayer Hawthorne On World Cafe Mayer Hawthorne: A Motor City Kid Looks To The Future http://kunc.org/post/mayer-hawthorne-motor-city-kid-looks-future At 32, neo-soul singer and multi-instrumentalist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/99241630/mayer-hawthorne" target="_blank">Mayer Hawthorne</a> isn't quite old enough to remember the classic days of Motown, but the Michigan native says he did absorb some of the music's aesthetic growing up, thanks to his father.<p>"My dad taught me to play bass. He's a bass player; he still plays in a band in Michigan to this day," Hawthorne tells NPR's Rachel Martin. "He taught me to play bass when I was about 6. Sun, 04 Dec 2011 19:32:00 +0000 NPR Staff 18609 at http://kunc.org Mayer Hawthorne: A Motor City Kid Looks To The Future How To Keep It Real When Making New Soul: Three Attempts http://kunc.org/post/how-keep-it-real-when-making-new-soul-three-attempts <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgHAebKUyPM</p> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 22:00:00 +0000 Ann Powers 19389 at http://kunc.org How To Keep It Real When Making New Soul: Three Attempts