Welcome!

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

Thank You!

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