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The homebody

For this chamber-pop impresario, all roads lead to Sheffield

Richard Hawley says his hometown has a big influence on his music: 'I know if I moved anywhere else I'd lose the mojo.' Richard Hawley says his hometown has a big influence on his music: "I know if I moved anywhere else I'd lose the mojo."
By Jonathan Perry
Globe Correspondent / November 30, 2007

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Richard Hawley is not exactly doing what you might expect a Mercury Prize-nominated singer-songwriter and onetime guitarist for Pulp to be doing on the eve of a US tour. He's chopping firewood outside his family's home in Sheffield, England, while his 5-year-old son fields questions from a reporter over the phone about whether dad's on the premises for a scheduled ... (Full article: 723 words)

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