Mississippi Sheiks Tribute Album Release Date Announced!
We are happy to announce that one of Steve's most exciting projects to date A Tribute to The Mississippi Sheiks "Things About Comin' My Way" is set for release worldwide on October 20, 2009.
Recorded and produced by Juno Award winning producer Steve Dawson, in Seattle, Vancouver, Ottawa and New York, this project fulfills a dream of Steve's to pay tribute to the work of this unique and historic group. Between 1930 and 1935, The Mississippi Sheiks were the top selling group of its time, largely due to their hit “Sitting On Top if the World”, also recorded by Cream, Bill Monroe, Howlin’ Wolf and many more. An All-Star cast of internationally renowned artists have all recorded brand new versions of songs by The Mississippi Sheiks. Each track is specifically for this project and does not appear on any other release.
Ranging from traditional to the avant-garde, this tribute stands above others in quality and scope, and features artists well-known in blues, jazz, pop and rock genres. With exclusive recordings by Bruce Cockburn, Madeleine Peyroux, John Hammond, Kelly Joe Phelps, The North Mississippi Allstars, Oh Susanna with Van Dyke Parks, Bill Frisell, Geoff Muldaur, Robin Holcomb, Jim Byrnes, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, and more.
Steve is maintaining a blog that documents the recording of the album and it's upcoming release. Check it out here - http://stevedawson.wordpress.com/category/mississippi-sheiks-tribute-alb...