Although still virtually unknown in the United States, Steve Dawson is already a much sought after producer, player, and songwriter in Canada. This is one of two albums Dawson is releasing in 2008. Telescope is an album of tracks he recorded to showcase his newly acquired skills on the pedal steel guitar. Waiting for the Lights To Come Up was recorded during the same time period but features the more familiar sound and style Dawson is already known for. Steve surrounds himself with top-notch players and this is evident in listening to this CD. Super polished and mature, these organic pop tracks are smooth and ultimately accessible. We weren't surprised in the least to find a Bob Dylan track covered here ("Walkin' Down the Line") as his music seems to have heavily influenced Dawson. These folky and slightly bluesy tunes are ultimately inspired and sound instantly familiar. Dawson's killer guitar playing is highlighted on tracks like "Fire Somewhere," "Room to Room," "Fun Machine One," and "Swinging in a Hammock." Good solid stuff.