That Magical Session On Stoney Lake With Ronnie Hawkins, Gordon Lightfoot & Kris Kristofferson

UPDATED POST (August 16th, 2016): It has been unveiled on Kris Kristofferson's Facebook page that their magical collaboration that weekend on Stoney Lake was "Me & Bobby McGee". You can buy it here.

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ORIGINAL POST (May 12th, 2016)

By all accounts, it was a magical couple of days in early May on Stoney Lake near Peterborough that no one who was there will ever forget.

Music icons Ronnie "The Hawk" Hawkins, Gordon Lightfoot and Kris Kristofferson gathered at The Hawk's sprawling Hawkstone Manor Estate overlooking majestic Stoney Lake in the Kawarthas for a secret recording session in the Hawkstone studio—the specific details of which no one will divulge yet.

Front row: Gordon Lightfoot, Ronnie Hawkins & Kris Kristofferson. Back row: Robin Hawkins (The Hawk's son), Ryan Weber, James McKenty & Sam Weber. Photo by Leah Hawk, Facebook page

Front row: Gordon Lightfoot, Ronnie Hawkins & Kris Kristofferson. Back row: Robin Hawkins (The Hawk's son), Ryan Weber, James McKenty & Sam Weber. Photo by Leah Hawk, Facebook page

Many local musicians—including the Weber Brothers, James McKenty from The Spades, Melissa Payne, Karl "Kawartha Karl" Lawson and more—were also there, along with The Hawk's kids Robin and Leah, and some members of the Sadies and Blue Rodeo.

"We were fortunate enough to be part of a historical moment," Sam Weber, one of the hired session musicians, tells PTBOCanada, adding "We were asked to keep what went on pretty much under wraps until further notice."

Photo by The Weber Brothers, Facebook page

Photo by The Weber Brothers, Facebook page

What we do know is that a special song was recorded.

"3 Pals who happen to be Legends!!! Lightfoot Hawkins and Kristofferson!! What a song they recorded, last 2 days!! Can't disclose what CLASSIC HIT it is. All in good time!!!," Leah Hawk, The Hawk's daughter, said on a Facebook post.

Photo by The Weber Brothers, Facebook page

Photo by The Weber Brothers, Facebook page

Imagine being a fly on the wall for this recording session with these legends The Hawk, Kristofferson and Lightfoot...

Photo by The Weber Brothers, Facebook page

Photo by The Weber Brothers, Facebook page

Melissa Payne had this to say to PTBOCanada about being there: "It was an honour and a privilege to watch these three legends not only immersed in one another's company but to watch them come so Alive with their shared passion for the music."

Photo by The Weber Brothers, Facebook page

Photo by The Weber Brothers, Facebook page

Kawartha Karl, who is good friends with The Hawk, even had the chance to have his guitar autographed by Gordon Lightfoot...

Karl Lawson and Gordon Lightfoot (photo by Eric Kelso Mckibbon, Facebook)

Karl Lawson and Gordon Lightfoot (photo by Eric Kelso Mckibbon, Facebook)

We can hardly wait to see the result of this music collaboration.

—By Neil Morton

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