York College Alumnus Appears on American Idol
Caleb Hawley Rocks Out with Steven Tyler
by Sue Roush
American Idol began season 10 this week with the first audition stop in New Jersey. The second contestant of the evening was York College’s own, Caleb Hawley who performed “Hallelujah, I Love Her So” by Ray Charles. Hawley impressed the judges enough to receive his golden ticket to Hollywood.
Hawley attended York College in 2003-2004 then went on to graduate from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in jazz composition. Hawley, whose music doesn’t really fit a genre, is best described as soulful. He resides in New York City with his wife Samantha and dog Fargo.
Hawley is the son of Dale and Vicki Hawley (YC Class of 1975 & 1974) of Hudson, Wisconsin, and the grandson of Monroe and Julia Hawley of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
For more information or to hear samples of Caleb Hawley’s music, go to his website at calebhawley.com. Hawley’s Idol audition can also be viewed on YouTube by clicking here.