the thread

I am very happy to announce the release of “the thread,” a long-distance songwrting collaboration project with the remarkably gifted ellen cherry, from Baltimore, MD.

the_thread_cover-2The project actually has roots all the way back to 2005 when I was on tour for “Sweet Is The Anchor.” My band played a show to exactly two people in Baltimore – one of which was ellen cherry. We struck up a friendship then and there and at some point got the idea to try to write a few songs together. Between our busy schedules of touring and making our own albums we managed to meet up in Chicago a few times – and once in Baltimore during Hurricane Irene – to write, re-write and record. The album comes out tomorrow, Tuesday, May 3rd. You can listen to the title song in the video below, featuring Diane Christiansen’s animation, “the monkey mind in full recline.” The full story of the project and more is here: www.thethreadalbum.com

CLICK HERE TO BUY THE THREAD

WE CELEBRATE THE ALBUM’S RELEASE WITH 2 SHOWS:
FRIDAY, MAY 6: The Four Hour Day Lutherie
4305 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD  8pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 4: Friendly Folk Festival at The Friendly Tap,  6733 W. Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL 9pm

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upcoming shows

Links and full information on the SHOWS page

April 15 (F): The Brink Lounge, Madison, WI
Steve Dawson & Diane Christiansen
701 E. Washington St Madison, WI 8pm
www.thebrinklounge.com

April 18 (M): Silvie’s, Chicago
solo set where I will debut & try out a bunch of new songs
1901 W. Irving Pk Rd. 8pm

May 6 (F) Baltimore, MD
ellen cherry & steve dawson release “the thread” EP
live streaming concert from the Four Hour Day Lutherie
4305 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD

May 7 (Sa) House Concert in Columbus, OH
Steve Dawson and Diane Christiansen

May 8 (Su): Central Ohio Folk Fest
Steve Dawson & Diane Christiansen
Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, Columbus, OH

June 24 and 25: Old Town School of Folk Music
Steve Dawson solo
opening for Bob Schnieder