Still Flame
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Still Flame

Dallas, Texas, United States | INDIE | AFM

Dallas, Texas, United States | INDIE | AFM
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"Local Music Connection: A conversation with Mike Dawson of Dallas jazz-R&B duo Dawson & Lazo"

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. - Dallas Morning News

"Industry Testimonial"

"In an era of synthetic disposable musical artists, Dawson is the real thing!"
Ritch Esra - Music Business Registry

- Beechers Brook Publishing

"Industry Testimonial"

"Dawson has beautiful and diverse musical influences that makes his music a refreshing change" Chris Bell Engineer/Producer, The Recording Academy

- Beechers Brook Publishing

"Dawson is Ready for the Challenge"

Excerpts from article by Teresa Gubbins:

"Ready to bust out"

"Singer-songwriter Mike Dawson collects years of experience and education in his debut" - Dallas Morning News



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 (BBP1039) - released 2004
DAWSON’S JAZZ (BBP6467) - released 2003
DAWSON (BBP0324 ) - released 1999



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