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D.C. Hathaway is an award-winning 6 string bass guitarist and guitarist and former award-winning vocalist turned instrumentalist. As a SOLO artist he performs ORIGINAL and cover instrumentals of multiple genres. D.C. Hathaway is a BMI affiliated songwriter, producer, engineer, studio musician and talent developer residing in Winchendon, Massachusetts, on the outskirts of Boston. On October 23rd, 2010 D.C. was given the SUGGESTED ARTIST SONGWRITER AWARD for his song "TODAY" from Song Of The Year at www.songoftheyear.com. It's a powerful song about the emotions of a step-father at his step-daughter's wedding. His music career began at the age of 8 and was touring professionally by the time he was 16 with various classic rock and country bands. D.C.’s second career was in radio broadcasting that began in his hometown of Claremont, NH at WTSV. Eventually he landed a job in Dickson, Tennessee (on the outskirts of Nashville) at WDKN and WCLB (now WKLB) in Boston. Some of the New England entertainers that opened doors for D.C. Hathaway include Carey Rush, Marie Norway, John Penny, Stan Jr. and Robin Right.
While in Music City, D.C. performed with his good friends Larry Johnson and Craig Martin, co-writers of Tim McGraw’s Grammy nominated song “Don’t Take The Girl” and Jess Leary, writer of “Mi Vida Loca” by Pam Tillis and “Where The Green Grass Grows” by Tim McGraw. He has shared the stage with country stars Blake Shelton, JoDee Messina, The Judds, Penny DeHaven, Dick Curless, Lacy J. Dalton and many more.
The M.C.M.A.A. (Massachusetts Country Music Awards Association) has honored D.C. Hathaway for Bass Player, Male Vocalist and Best Duet honors that he shared with singing partner Chris Anders. He has performed in Las Vegas at the Tropicana Hotel and audiences everywhere experienced his amazing transformation as Kenny Rogers.
D.C. Hathaway's singing and radio career was tragically altered from an automobile accident in 1996. The trauma of the accident eventually led to his diagnosis of Spasmodic Dysphonia in 2005, which is a form of DYSTONIA, a neurological nerve disorder that causes involuntary muscle spasms. Though his singing voice is limited now he continues to pursue his career as a songwriter and instrumentalist and is returning to the radio airwaves soon thanks to doctors who treat D.C. with botox injections every 90 days to keep from losing his speaking voice totally. There is NO CURE for Spasmodic Dysphonia and DC devotes his life now to educating the public about this disorder and performing at fundraising events to find a cure. You can soon hear and see D.C.'s INTERNET radio show "D.C. Coast To Coast" LIVE, Monday-Friday, Noon-4pm Eastern, 9am-1pm Pacific on Facebook and The USA Network at www.facebook.com/dccoasttocoast1. It’s where you'll hear nothing but original music from INDEPENDENT ARTISTS from across the globe in FREE FORMAT radio, meaning ALL genres of music.
While Country Music is D.C. Hathaway’s first love, he can dazzle you with a wide variety of original music genres that he has penned and performed through the years. He has had many local hits on radio stations in the cities he has lived including “Left Behind” by Kevin Genovese (a tribute to 9-11). D.C. has studied the recording arts with Grammy award winning producer Jay Henry who has produced recordings for Prince and Bel Biv Devoe. D.C. owns D.C. Coast To Coast Studios, a music lesson studio and former recording studio where he recorded smooth jazz and easy listening original instrumentals for a Third Rock Records CD entitled “Lillie Of The Valley” which was released in 2009 and available on his website at www.dchathawaymusic.com. His music is published through his own publishing company “D.C. Hathaway Music”.
While living in San Diego DC volunteered on the praise and worship team at Center Church San Diego where his former pastor Marcus Jones released a worship CD called "Following You" that D.C. had the pleasure of playing bass guitar on. Currently you can find DC on the praise & worship team at Cornerstone Church in Winchendon, MA.
D.C. earned his Music Degree from Southwestern College in Chula Vista, CA and you can find him in the classroom as an instructor in classrooms around NH & MA, teaching “The Art Of Songwriting”, a curriculum he developed that has gained popularity wherever D.C. Hathaway teaches.
And NOW you can find DC Hathaway residing in Winchendon, MA and sharing the stage once again with his singing partner Chris Anders as the award winning duo JUST TWO as they perform Country, Classic Rock & Blues covers along with some fabulous ORIGINAL music that DC has written.
So no matter where you find D.C. Hathaway, on stage, in the studio, on the radio or in the classroom, you’ll find his faith in the music leaving his mark on those who listen.