A Kentucky native, Hawkins now calls Pensacola, Florida home. J. has performed in a variety of clubs and honky tonks along the Gulf Coast. As a frequent performer at the Flora-Bama Lounge, J. has become well -known and much respected country music entertainer. He has opened for such well -known acts as Tom T. Hall, John Hartford, John Prine, David Alan Coe and the Marshall Trucker Band. He currently has four albums to his credit.