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Steve Dawson

Sun. March 30th 2014 8pm @  St. James Community Hall (All Ages) 8pm
$24 ($20 members)
Tickets at:, Rufus Guitar Shop, Highlife Records
Presented by: The Rogue Folk Club
Sometimes it’s best to just put up a microphone in a room, sit down and play your guitar… This is the record that Steve Dawson’s growing number of fans have been waiting for.

Rattlesnake Cage finally gives them the opportunity to hear Steve interact with his guitar in a way that has never been captured on record before. Until now, hearing the sweet melodies and deep soul of Steve playing solo guitar has been a treat reserved for live audiences in intimate settings. These new simple and unadorned recordings hearken back to the ‘American Primitive’ sound that John Fahey and other artists such as Peter Lang and Leo Kottke recorded on Fahey’s iconic Takoma record label in the sixties – instrumental music informed by the deep traditions of blues, ragtime, jazz and even Hawaiian music, but taking those influences in unexpected directions. The opening track, ‘Blind Thomas at the Crime Scene’ which takes its title from Fahey’s earliest nom de plume is the recording that most clearly communicates Dawson’s respect for the American Primitive aesthetic, and gives the listener the clearest indication of what’s to come.

Recorded with a single vintage tube microphone that had recently been rescued from decades of hanging from the ceiling rafters of an old theatre in Detroit, you can hear every detail and nuance of each note. The effect of hearing a recording this open and pure is quite astounding.

Steve will be joined by Keith Lowe on bass for this evening.

Tickets for $24 ($20 members) available online at, in person at Highlife Records & Rufus' Guitar Shop, or call the Rogue Ticket Hotline at 604-736-3022.

Steve Dawson (acoustic eclectic)

Black Hen Music proudly presents the new album from multi Juno Award-winner Steve Dawson, “We Belong to the Gold Coast”. Steve has evolved into a musical chameleon, whether appearing with his group Zubot and Dawson, the avant-folk quartet The Great Uncles of the Revolution, blues legend Jim Byrnes, performing his own solo shows, or producin... more info
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