We met up with
Julian Dawson at a festival in summer 2015 and got on so well we all
decided to work together. Julian hasn't gigged vey much in the UK
recently, so the aim is to bring his international success to UK
stages... With the October 2015 release of his new album,
Living Good - reminiscent of
a contemplative John Sebastian - Julian now has 23 solo albums to his
credit as well as the five he recorded as a member of
Iain Matthews' Plainsong.
After spending many years performing in the United States and Europe he
now wants to tour the UK again as a solo performer in readiness for
festivals in 2016 and beyond. He also has a chat and sing show (with
Q & A if required) about his expereinces of workign with soe of the
greats of the music industry ...
He also has a chat and sing show (with Q & A if required) about his expereinces of workign with soe of the greats of the music industry ...
JULIAN DAWSON - A SONGWRITER’S ODYSSEY:
Songs and Stories from inside the music industry
With a back catalogue of more than 700 songs, including collaborations with giants of folk, country, rock and pop, Julian Dawson has experienced the music industry here and in the USA from the inside, and has some great stories to share, as well as amazing music.
Julian has worked with many of the
leading artists of our time and has a feast of fascinating anecdotes.
Duane Eddy, Little Feat, Richard Thompson, Charlie Louvin, Gene Parsons,
John Sebastian, Gerry Rafferty, Melanie, Al Stewart, Del Amitri and Glen
Tilbrook: all have left their mark and helped him hone his craft. Now you
can hear his unique memories and insights, sound-tracked by the music he
made – and is still making.
recorded at some of the best and most famous studios, including Abbey
Road, where he played with, among others, Al Stewart and Randy Edelman,
and Quad in Nashville, where
Young made 'Harvest' and Bob Dylan made 'Blonde On Blonde'.
In forty years as a writer and
professional musician, Julian’s journey in songs has taken him all over
the world. After top forty hits and countless tours, he still has a
passion for music, is still giving vibrant, improvised concerts, and is
still making albums. Last year’s
Living Good was his twenty-third!
In the words of a well-known
country song, you’re known by the company you keep - and Julian has kept
some pretty amazing company. As well as Lucinda Williams and Dennis
Locorriere (Dr Hook), he has co-written with a who’s who of music: soul
legend Dan Penn; country superstar Vince Gill, Nicky Hopkins, Bill Lloyd
and Iain Matthews (of Fairport Convention, Southern Comfort and
Plainsong), all of whom also appear on his albums. He even found time to
write an acclaimed biography of Nicky Hopkins, talking to Keith Richards,
Pete Townshend and others along the way.
Unusually for a Brit, he is as
much at home in the USA as he is in England.
He arrived in ‘Music City’ in 1989,
pulling back the curtains on his first morning in Nashville to reveal a
guitar-shaped swimming pool, and going on to eat breakfast back to back
with George Jones and Conway Twitty! He was only later aware that he had
caught the tail end of the ‘old’ Nashville and experienced Austin, Texas,
when it was still cool.
Julian Dawson is a big man with a big talent, and an evening in his company is a real treat.
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