Telegraph Journal - Telescope
Here's your tax dollar going to great use. Vancouver's Dawson, already one of the country's best multi-instrumentalists and producers, received a Canada Council grant to learn the pedal steel in 2005. He was tutored by the renowned Greg Leisz and the results are in this all-instrumental disc. Instead of country, it's made up of all sorts of inventive and epic playing. Using an excellent band, Dawson experiments with arrangements and genres, ending up with much richer storytelling than most albums with words.
- Bob Mersereau