Singer-Songwriter-Producer Mike Dawson
Texas is the home and inspiration for great music & songwriters.
Continuing this tradition is singer-songwriter-producer Mike Dawson. Dawson’s band Still Flame plays and records music influenced by his favorite songwriters including Tori Amos, Sting, Radiohead & Peter Gabriel.
Mike Dawson heard Ray Charles in Detroit's Fisher Theatre when he was seven years old and his piano lessons were fueled by 1960's Motown and Vietnam era rock. In 1974 Dawson's family relocated to New Mexico where he picked up the electric guitar, and starting writing his own tunes. He played his first gigs with Tejano bands, Navajo musicians, and sheriff deputies. In 1985 Dawson earned his classical piano performance degree, studying with Julliard graduate Thomas Uchtmann, composer Robert Kehrberg, jazz legend Dan Haerle , and guitarist Steve Erquiaga. He played synthesizer and piano for the Mitch Paliga jazz group "Sidestep" winning Third place in the 1985 American Collegiate College Showcase (college version of the Star Search TV show). Soon afterwards Dawson earned his electronics engineering degree and worked in Texas, Malaysia, and Singapore. Always writing and performing music, an exhausted Dawson quit his engineering job and formed his 12 piece rock n’ roll big band "Dawson's New Rage." He ultimately produced six original music CD's between 1999 and 2009 for New Rage. He has never looked back since his plunge back into the music life full time.
His latest music collaborations, "Dawson & Lazo - The Hive Sessions" and "Dawson & Lazo" features Texas singer/songwriter/composer Lisa Lazo. He also produces Texas World Music concerts that present music, arts, and science education events. In 2009 Dawson formed his new group Still Flame and performs music from his eight album releases. He considers "Dawson & Lazo" the best music he has written, produced, and performed.
In 2011 Dawson started his new media products company Assignment Universe to produce multi-media films and broadcasts inspired by Carl Sagan and the space program. Indeed, his new band Still Flame reflects a lifelong passion of fusing arts and sciences to inspire and educate humankind.
All recordings produced by Mike Dawson & Texas World Music
Mike Dawson - guitars, synthesizers, Piano, Lead Vox, sequencers
Lead Guitar - Bass Guitar - Drums - Tabla
Female Lead Vocalist
MIKE DAWSON'S DISCOGRAPHY:
DAWSON & LAZO (BBP5453) - released 2012
DAWSON & LAZO - The Hive Sessions - Preview EP (BBP7071) - released 2009
DAWSON'S NEW RAGE Rio San Juan "Maxi-singles" (BBP PROMO CD 2007)
DAWSON’S NEW RAGE “WHEN THE BELL RINGS” (BBP6234 PROMO CD) - released 2006
DAWSON’S NEW RAGE (BBP1039) - released 2004
DAWSON’S JAZZ (BBP6467) - released 2003
DAWSON (BBP0324 ) - released 1999
Local Music Connection: A conversation with Mike Dawson of Dallas jazz-R&B duo Dawson & Lazo
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Mike Dawson trekked his way to Dallas after growing up in Wisconsin, Michigan and New Mexico. He set...Mike Dawson trekked his way to Dallas after growing up in Wisconsin, Michigan and New Mexico. He settled in these parts after earning an electronics engineering degree from DeVry University. He’s been here for about two decades, most of it as a music teacher, performing and recording musician and singer-songwriter. Dawson, 50, led rock ‘n’ roll big band Dawson’s New Rage through four CDs and nearly 10 years (1999-2008). In 2006 he joined creative forces with singer-songwriter Lisa Lazo. The pair released the 6-song Dawson & Lazo EP in May.
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"Dawson has beautiful and diverse musical influences that makes his music a refreshing change" Chris..."Dawson has beautiful and diverse musical influences that makes his music a refreshing change" Chris Bell Engineer/Producer, The Recording Academy
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"In an era of synthetic disposable musical artists, Dawson is the real thing!" Ritch Esra - Music ..."In an era of synthetic disposable musical artists, Dawson is the real thing!"
Ritch Esra - Music Business Registry
Dawson is Ready for the Challenge
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Excerpts from article by Teresa Gubbins: "Ready to bust out" "Singer-songwriter Mike Dawson c...Excerpts from article by Teresa Gubbins:
"Ready to bust out"
"Singer-songwriter Mike Dawson collects years of experience and education in his debut"
Core set list is Dawson's music.
Set List includes:
Stop For A Moment
See You In Me
Try To Try
The Looking Glass
If Our Dreams Are Real
I'd Rather Love You
Cover classics performed include songs by Peter Gabriel, Sting, Radiohead, and Tori Amos that gets the audience's grooving.
We play a 90 minute show. We like to keep things high energy. Dance to the world beat vibe or rock to the deep cuts.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.