New Concerts

October 3, 2017 - On Sunday afternoon, October 15 at 2:00 PM, Jim is performing a Sunday Brunch Concert at the Cutting Room. He will be joined by Seth David Walter and Marshal Rosenberg. Check out the Concerts section for details.

Voice Building with Jim

One of the things we always hear at Jim's live shows is fans telling us that Jim's voice sounds better today than it did on the records 40 years ago. The truth is that Jim's voice is great and it's no accident. Jim studied with The Master Voice Builder, Leon Kurzer. Jim now teaches that same "voice building" technique. If you are interested in learning more, click here.

Great interview with Jim

February 26, 2011 - There is a terrific interview with Jim on the WHUD website.
Check it out.


Lena

May 15, 2010 - The great Lena Horne is remembered in a new Songman's Notes

they sang

February 5, 2010 - Jim pays tribute to the spirit and people of Haiti in a new Songman's Notes

Jim's music is now on iTunes and CDBaby for online orders

December 31, 2009 - "Little Off the Road Motel" is now available online through iTunes and CDBaby. Click on these links or the links on the album page in the Discography section.

Jim is mentioned on the Huffington Post website

November 11, 2009 - Entertainment writer Mike Ragogna mentioned Jim in an article about the passing of folk legend, Mary Travers. Click on this link for Mike's column

"Look Both Ways, Pop"

September 2, 2009 - Jim reflects on some personal happenings from this summer in a new Songman's Notes

Elsie’s Enormous Panties

May 31, 2009 - Jim writes about the lessons he learned from his Aunt Elsie’s Enormous Panties in a new Songman's Notes

The Horse

May 07, 2009 - Jim's boyhood horse, Lady and Kentucky Derby winner, Mine That Bird are the subjects of a new Songman's Notes

A Certain Sobriety

March 09, 2009 - Jim reflects on a great night of singing and intimacy in a new Songman's Notes

Words

February 18, 2009 - Jim discusses his love of words and writing in a new Songman's Notes

Online Video of Jim's Performance

January 16, 2009 - Here is a link to an online video of Jim singing "Broken Roses" at the Towne Crier John Stewart Tribute. His beautiful vocal really captures the sadness of this song. Click here to listen to Broken Roses

Miracle On 48th Street

January 15, 2009 - The impossible events that happened today in New York City have inspired Jim's latest edition of Songman's Notes

The Election

November 4, 2008 -Jim has posted a special November edition of his Songman's Notes called "The Election". Click on the Songman's Notes link to read it.

Check Out Songman's Notes

September 19, 2008 -Jim has posted a new September edition of his Songman's Notes. It's a moving tribute to Ted Kennedy's speech at the Democratic Convention. Just click on the Songman's Notes link.

Another Great Show

September 18, 2008 -At last night's performance at Cucina di Pesce in Manhattan, Jim delighted fans with updated but still faithful versions of "Saturday Airplane", "Simple Song" , "Rainy Sunday" and "Good Mornin' Mornin'". He had Seth along with him for the evening and they played so many tunes--old and new-- that Jim offered to bring the crowd uptown with him so it could continue. And a completely new to the Dawson repertoire bonus, "Time After Time"--the way it was meant to be done with Seth's keyboards. Another great evening wtih Jim. They keep getting better and better.

Jim Guests on DVD Concert

September 18, 2008 -A new DVD is out with highlights of the John Stewart Tribute Concert that was held last April at the Towne Crier. This is a wonderful DVD of John Stewart's music with Jim contributing one song and also songs by Rosanne Cash, Pete and Maura Kennedy, Buffy Ford Stewart and the John Stewart Band. Jim actually did two songs that night but "Keeper of the Flame" is the only one on this DVD with Steven and the JS Band backing him. For more information and ordering, check out this link - John Stewart Tribute Concert DVD

A New Song and New Friends

July 26, 2008 -Great show by Jim tonight at the Towne Crier and he introduced a new song. The working title for now is "Falling Hard for You" and the song is a pretty hard rocker as Dawson songs go. The crowd loved it.

A great part of this night was not only Jim's performance but also, the other half of the music on this double bill. Jim just loved the music of Sam Lardner and his group Barcelona. Sam is a singer/songwriter who moved from Nashville to Barcelona, Spain about 12 years ago and his music now is influenced by the Spanish music all around him. Great songs, a great tenor voice, two superb flamenco guitarists and just a incredible sound. And the admiration was mutual. Sam and the guys loved Jim's music and took some JD CDs with them. Check out Sam's website at www.samlardner.com and check out his new CD "Barcelona" on iTunes or Amazon. Great music for a summer day.


Let's Pretend - a rare find!

July 23, 2008 -We are very happy to have found a rare promo copy of Jim's last single for Kama Sutra that was never released. This is the first recording Jim made with producers Terry Cashman and Tommy West. It has been "missing" for 35 years but now you can hear this great Jim Dawson song. Make sure you have QuickTime loaded on your computer and then check out the "Let's Pretend" link in the "Discography" section. Enjoy.

JD wows the Metropolitan Room

June 16, 2008 - Jim played the Metropolitan Room for the first time on June 14 to a packed house. The show was great with Seth and Steven giving the full band treatment. The owner of the club told Jim afterwards that he had never heard of Jim before the show but now considered him the best singer/songwriter performing today. Always great to make a new fan. Jim will be back at the Metropolitan Room in the near future.

New Songs at the Turning Point

May 18, 2008 - Jim introduced three new songs at the Turning Point show today. "On the Top of the Town" "One More Time" and "A Little More Time with You". All of the songs were well received and will hopefully be on a new CD in the near future. "On the Top of the Town" was inspired by Tim Howe's recent wedding and deserves a full band arrangment in the recording studio.

Jim performs at the John Stewart Tribute Concert

April 12, 2008 - Jim joined a group of artists including Rosanne Cash, The Kennedys, Buffy Ford Stewart, and the John Stewart Band to pay tribute to the legendary singer/songwriter, John Stewart in a tribute show at the Towne Crier in Pawling, NY. The sold out crowd was treated to a night of incredible music and memories. Jim sang two of John's songs - "Keeper of the Flame" and "Broken Roses, Weathered Dreams" - backed by Steven Donaghey and the John Stewart band. His performance was one of the highlights of the evening. You can read about John Stewart's influence on Jim and his thoughts about the tribute in this months "Songman's Notes"

Jim is adding shows and house concerts

Check out the "Concerts" link for the latest JD shows. We are adding new shows all the time.

Jim is also now booking "house concerts". If you would like the Songman to perform a special concert at your house, just contact Debbi to set it up.


Voice Building with Jim

One of the things we always hear at Jim's live shows is fans telling us that Jim's voice sounds better today than it did on the records 30 years ago. The truth is that Jim's voice is great and it's no accident. Jim studied with The Master Voice Builder, Leon Kurzer. Jim now teaches that same "voice building" technique. If you are interested in learning more, click here.

Little Off the Road Motel



The brand new Jim Dawson CD is now available! Click here to order.

And click here to see a video of Jim performing the title song at the CD release party!
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