Stalwart of the UK Blues Rock and Americana scene as a musician and promoter.
Originally from South Wales but been in Leicester over thirty years.
Lead singer, guitar player and songwriter with Dawson Smith & The Dissenters
a blues rockin’ Americana band well known on the UK gig scene. Dawson has released
three solo albums and two as Dawson Smith & The Dissenters.
As a promoter Dawson was very involved in setting up The Musician Venue in Leicester and putting on loads of great American artists at the beginning of what is now known as Americana.
Dawson was on the team that brought bigger shows to Leicester’s DeMontfort Hall including BB King, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal and many more. Dawson still play loads of gigs and writes songs for the band and other collaborations and projects. Too many favourite artists to list but go with BB King to Stevie Ray Vaughn, Muddy Waters to The Cadillac Three, Bonnie Raitt to Lucinda Williams, Allman Bros to Steve Earle, Blackberry Smoke to The Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker to ZZ Top and all points in-between.