Steve Dawson, perhaps best known as the main singer and songwriter for Chicago roots / folk / pop band, Dolly Varden, has put together a new group with three of the city’s most revered improvising musicians: Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone), Frank Rosaly (drums), and Jason Roebke (bass). This new band, Funeral Bonsai Wedding, will release it’s debut album on Tuesday, Sept 30th. The songs seek to find a common ground between Dawson’s folk-rock based narrative songwriting and singing, and the expansive push and pull of these brilliant improvising musicians. Listen to the first single, “In The Glow,” featuring special guest harmony vocals by Diane Christiansen (Dolly Varden)

Pre order Funeral Bonsai Wedding now at iTunes

Pre order the Limited Edition vinyl LP or Compact Disc
at the official online store

Record Release Celebration Concerts:
*Friday, September 12th: Constellation, Chicago.
advance tickets on sale now here

*Saturday, September 13th: The Stage at KDHX, St. Louis.
advance tickets on sale here

Thanks so much to all the generous people who participated in the Pledge Music campaign for my new Funeral Bonsai Wedding album with Jason Roebke, Jason Adasiewicz, and Frank Rosaly. The Pledge campaign is now closed and everyone who joined in has gotten the digital download version of the album. The CD’s pre-ordered through Pledge are being shipped this week. The LP’s should arrive the first week of September. I will have CD’s to sell at the show at Simon’s on Sunday, Aug 10,  and at the release celebration shows at the Constellation, Sept 12, and at the Stage at KDHX on Sept 13.

The OFFICIAL release date for Funeral Bonsai Wedding is September 30th. That’s when it will be available worldwide via itunes, amazon, spotify and all other online retailers.

Once again, thank you all so much. I am filled with gratitude for your support of this project.

Steve Dawson

The Pledge Music campaign for the Funeral Bonsai Wedding project closes tomorrow. That means there’s 1 more day left to pre-order the album and have the music delivered directly to you 8 weeks before the official release date, along with access to all the exclusive behind-the-scenes updates, videos, “covers” CD,  and more…

Funeral Bonsai Wedding at Pledge Music

Working with Pledge Music has been a smashing success and I am deeply grateful for all the amazing generosity from so many people. This project couldn’t have happened without your support. Thank you!

Funeral Bonsai Wedding calendar of events:
Pledge Music exclusive digital download: Aug 4th
pre-ordered CD’s shipped by Aug 8
Funeral Bonsai Wedding plays Simon’s, Chicago, Aug 10
pre-ordered LP’s shipped early September
album release show: Friday September 12, Constellation, Chicago
album release show: Saturday, Sept 13, The Stage at KDHX, St Louis
Official album release date (itunes, amazon, spotify, etc): Sept 30th

Funeral Bonsai Wedding – album release concerts in Chicago and St Louis in September

June 13, 2014

Funeral Bonsai Wedding Record Release Concerts Friday, September 12th at Constellation, Chicago Advance tickets on sale now and Saturday, September 13th at The Stage at KDHX in St Louis Pre order the album NOW at Pledge Music.

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Millennium Park, June 2nd

May 5, 2014

Photos and videos from the Funeral Bonsai Wedding performance at the J. Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park, June 2nd, 2014. Ezra Pound and the Big Wood River In The Glow Love Is A Blessing

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