steve dawson

“One of the most underrated songwriters in American music, Chicago-native Steve Dawson has been helming influential rock band Dolly Varden since the early ’90s, producing humane and hooky solo records, collaborating with his wife Diane Christiansen and digging into soul on side projects. His newest venture is Funeral Bonsai Wedding, a jazz-folk collaboration that flashes with the vibraphone of Jason Adasiewicz on impressionistic but memorable arrangements that recall the best of Tim Buckley or Astral Weeks-era Van Morrison. Those may seem like lofty notices, but Dawson has a way with melody and image that live up to them.” Roy Kasten – St. Louis Riverfront Times

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Tour Info

Kathy Greenholdt   

10/06/17Chicago, ILFilament TheaterUS
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave. CD release concert for Kathy’s “Halos Are History” album project, recorded at Kernel Sound Emporium. I’ll open the show and play in her band, along with Alton Smith, Michael Bradburn, Gregg Ostrom and Lawrence Brown. BUY TICKETS

Steve Dawson & Nicholas Barron   

10/21/17Evanston, ILThe Wine GoddessUS
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 702 Main StBUY TICKETS

Steve Dawson with Funeral Bonsai Wedding   

09/25/17Chicago, ILThe HideoutUS
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: 21+. Address: 1354 W. Wabansia. with strings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!