He’s been described as “the love child of Otis Redding and Doc Watson.” “The John Legend of rockabilly.” And recently, “a ‘what-took-you-so-long’ fusion of Elvis and Marvin Gaye.” But he is Dwayne Haggins, and his voice is his own.
For Dwayne, every performance is a mission of discovery – of self and of song. Whether on the stage of a metropolitan concert hall or the makeshift bandstand of a neighborhood dive, you will find him exploring uncharted musical territories, listening for new ways to stir his influences into this night’s expression of his unique sound – strangely familiar, naturally mysterious, unmistakably his own.
Haggins, a Massachusetts native, cut his teeth playing locally and a chance encounter at an open mic led to an introduction that would seal his fate. Bruce Marshall, a local music legend formally of the Toy Caldwell Band, was so impressed with Haggins’ that he took the young musician under his wing, introducing him to a local promoter who in turn booked Haggins at higher profile venues.
Notably, Haggins has performed at the Portsmouth Music Hall and Prescott Park in Portsmouth, NH; and the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton, NH; sharing the stage with acts such as Chris Lane, Suzanne Santo, and Fitz and the Tantrums.
Haggins was signed in November of 2021 and his Verdict debut LP, “Call Me Boston” will be released on June 10th.
The Dwayne Haggins Band
The Dwayne Haggins band consists of: Dwayne Haggins – Vocals and Guitar, Ahren Shreeve – Electric Guitar, Will Woyda – Bassist, Mario Perrett – Saxophone, Jahnu – Drums
YOU BE THE JUDGE