Ronnie Hawkins

Born and raised in Arkansas but a longtime resident of the Kawarthas, Ronnie Hawkins was one of the earliest practitioners of Rockabilly Music, becoming one of the true legends of Rock n’ Roll. This Juno Award-winner recorded over 25 albums and had a major influence on the careers of such music luminaries as Robbie Robertson, David Foster, Kris Kristofferson, Lawrence Gowan and Beverly D’Angelo.

Since moving to the Kawarthas, Ronnie was a frequent performer at The Peterborough Summer Festival of Lights and, presently, Hawkins and his wife Wanda have are actively involved in Peterborough Chapter of Schizophrenia Society of Ontario.

  • Photo courtesy Clifford Skarstedt, The Peterborough Examiner