Bobby Hawk was in Lakeland, Florida visiting his parents when a mysterious request came in to play some violin parts for a secret project. He's a session musician who lives in New York and couldn't get back because of quarantine, so he reached out to Lakeland's Sound House Studios to record his parts.
He says he was in the dark about the project until just before Taylor Swift's album came out.
Now that's a great surprise to get during the pandemic!
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