CJ WHO?

"This is me. I think it's apparent that I need to rethink my life. What's my problem? well, First of all... I'm a rat."
-Reme, Ratatouille
Hello Friends,
I'm a Portland based solo guitarist with a simple love for playing my heart out.
I love the way music can move the soul and stir the heart.
If what I put out there can do for a few what it does for me... mission accomplished.
-CJ

Curtis “CJ” Hawley blends instrumental acoustic guitar techniques with experimental loops and effects. Originally hailing from the Bay Area, he’s graced some of Portland’s greatest music haunts such as: White Eagle Saloon, McMenamins Al’s Den, and the Firkin Tavern. His playing style has sparked comparisons to Dave Matthews with adept finger-picking technique reminiscent of Andy McKee. His debut EP, “Roots,” was released February 18, 2018, and is a collection of ambient instrumentals for moments of quiet contemplation.