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Production History

Dawson Smith has produced a succession of great albums by known and new artists including:

  • Pete Morton’s recently released ‘Economy’ album
  • ‘Same Blood’ by Irish singer / songwriter Cathy Bonner
  • ‘All Those Moons’ by Steve Parker
  • ‘Post To Pillar’ by folk duo Norcsalordie
  • ‘From Flora With Love’ by Lisa Banks
  • ‘Home Grown’ by The Smokey Grass Mountain Boys

He has also self produced two solo albums: ‘Valley Boy’ and ‘River Road’ and completed a special project for The Arts Council Of Wales, ‘The Cordell Collection’ a mammoth project which included contributions from Park & Dare Brass Band, Dowlais Male Voice Choir, Abertillery Ladies Choir, Newport Children’s Choir and a host of superb Celtic and folk players.

Dawson Smith with his road band The Dissenters are currently in the studio recording Dawson's third solo album. ‘Took The Night' is a gritty, hard driving set of new Dawson songs featuring 10 brand new songs and a make over of live favourite ‘Mexicalli' featuring a full brass arrangement by members of The Specials and Beautiful South. Other guests will feature on Accordion, Blues Harmonica and possibly Hammond B3 Organ. Recording is well underway and the plan is to release the album in October 2011.

Dawson Smith is a singer / songwriter / musician / performer / band leader with over 25 years experience of gigging and recording.

Specialising in rockin’ rootsy electric bands and acoustic driven folk / roots from both solo artists and bands, Dawson has worked with a host of great musicians and song writers over the years. In recent years, Dawson has built a reputation as a specialist producer of folk, roots, Celtic, blues and Americana.

Everything always starts with the song!