Duke and Dawn

Duke and Dawn

BandCountryFolk

Biography

GCGMA Awards 2006 for Duke and Dawn:

TRADITIONAL COUNTRY DUO OF THE YEAR
TRADITIONAL COUNTRY SONGWRITER
NEW COUNTRY SONGWRITER
TRADITIONAL FEMALE COUNTRY VOCALIST OF
THE YEAR

Soon they will compete on a National Level at the Country Tonite Theater!

NOMINATED FOR ATLANTACOUNTRYMUSIC.com's ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR 2006!

If it's been said once, it's been said a million times: country music just ain't country music anymore. Well, that all depends on where one looks. Duke and Dawn have it in their heads that they aren't alone in feeling unsatisfied with the typical fare of what goes for country music, and long for real, old-fashioned, classic and traditional-country-folk music, and that as the saying goes (sort-of), If you play it, they will come.

Between the two of them Duke and Dawn have covered quite a bit of ground. Dawn's early start in musical theatre led her into forming her own groups, such as the popular folk band River's Been, and the somewhat manic Vein. Duke's earlier ventures were a bit more in the (ahem) hard-rock category with the long-suffering Trinery (Ruch wannabe's no doubt) and writing and recording for MTV's "The Real World": however, Duke is also a degree-holding, university-trained classical guitarist. Duke and Dawn joined forces to form Jasper Gate, a lush, pop-infused acoustice group, and took their music all over the country (and even into Canada!). Robin and Linda Williams, Jeff and Vida, Bill Mallonee, Packway Handle Band, T.Graham Brown, Colonel Bruce Hampton, October Project, Blackmon Brothers, Sixpence None the Richer, Sara Mason and Third Day are some of the many groups they have played alongside.

But here, as just Duke and Dawn, they've found their true voice and calling, writing and performing the South's "Other Blues Music," which, as any true devotee can attest to, is bluegrass, folk, and country all rolled into one. Having been featured on NPR radio programs such as "Once in a Blue Moon," and "Athens 441," "It's Friday," "Off the Radar." Duke and Dawn are finding out that they were right-if you play it, they will come to hear it.

Discography

Duke and Dawn, "Live at the Morton Theatre" NPR broadcast called "Athens 441"

"How Can I Miss You (if you won't go away)" Single

Set List

Duke and Dawn have several hours of original Duke Davis songs as well as Old Country Favorites!

The Cover Songs include: Folsom Prison Blues
Ring of Fire
Guitars and Cadillacs
Carmilita
Jackson
Louisiana Woman
Golden Ring
Rhinestone Cowboy
Hello Darlin'
And so many More, Or We'll learn whatever you'd like to hear!