“One of the most underrated songwriters in American music, Chicago-native Steve Dawson has been helming influential rock band Dolly Varden since the early ’90s, producing humane and hooky solo records, collaborating with his wife Diane Christiansen and digging into soul on side projects. His newest venture is Funeral Bonsai Wedding, a jazz-folk collaboration that flashes with the vibraphone of Jason Adasiewicz on impressionistic but memorable arrangements that recall the best of Tim Buckley or Astral Weeks-era Van Morrison. Those may seem like lofty notices, but Dawson has a way with melody and image that live up to them.”
Roy Kasten – St. Louis Riverfront Times

“Exquisite…Singer-songwriter Steve Dawson magnificently blends Americana with classic pop on his latest album, At the Bottom of a Canyon in the Branches of a Tree. Dawson’s execution is pretty spectacular…like Warren Zevon recording an Al Green song in 1976…On this album and all his previous ones, Steve Dawson embraces the best aspects of an eclectic artist. His songs employ a genuine sophistication but are easy to fall in love with”