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Gone, Long Gone
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Steve Dawson has always been hard to pin down. A guitarist, a composer, a

sought after musical enabler and sideman? Of course, he's all of those things

and more, but none of those descriptions really do the seven-time Juno

Award-winning musician justice.

Since moving to Nashville in 2013, it's been full tilt for the Vancouver native.

When not producing albums for a slew of roots artists, touring and recording

under his own name, or putting together his acclaimed 'Music Makers and

Soul Shakers' podcast (now clocking in at well over a hundred episodes),

Steve was usually out on the road supporting friends such as the Maritime

powerhouse Matt Andersen, or Birds of Chicago, with whom he's played over

250 shows in the past three years.

In 2019 and coming into early 2020, Dawson was as busy as he'd ever been in

his life. So, when the pandemic hit, like everybody else, he had to re-assess

and figure out what to do to stay afloat. It's an old story by now, but the reality

is that the same quarantine that closed so many doors in our daily lives,

created the opportunity for Steve to work on a large volume of music that

would never have seen the light of day otherwise. While perfecting his remote

recording techniques producing and playing on tracks for many other artists,

this flurry of activity resulted in enough solo material for three distinct albums,

the first of which, 'Gone, Long Gone' reflects Dawson's mastery of song-craft.

Like all of Steve's albums, 'Gone, Long Gone' features brilliant instrumental

performances from some of the finest players in roots music. Jeremy Holmes

holds everything together on bass with drumming split between Gary Craig

and Jay Bellerose (both drummers play together on 'Six Skeletons'), while

Kevin McKendree and Chris Gestrin laid down the piano, organ and other

keyboards. Keri Latimer joins in on vocals on two songs, and Steve's old

'Birds of Chicago' band-mate, Allison Russell joined in to sing on a few as did

Steve's daughter Casey Dawson. John Prine alumnus Fats Kaplin also

dropped in to add some sweet fiddle and mandolin.

'Gone, Long Gone' is just the first of three new albums that Steve created

during the lockdown. The next two will come to light over three month

intervals throughout 2022. Be on the lookout for a moody, psychedelic pedal

steel excursion coming up next


Title: Gone, Long Gone
Genre: Folk
Artist(s): Steve Dawson
Label: Black Hen
Release Date: 3/18/2022
Product Type: CD
UPC: 803057062225
Item #: 2465896X


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