Phoenix Blues Society

Phoenix Blues Society

“Lucky Hand is a wide-ranging, far-reaching collection of masterful guitar.”

Billybop (Belgium)

Billybop (Belgium)

“Dawson has never released music as sweeping, dynamic and visually suggestive as this.”

All About Jazz

All About Jazz

“Evocative in ways both pastoral and cosmopolitan, this record is quite probably unlike anything else even the most avid musiclovers will hear this year.”

Jazz Weekly

Jazz Weekly

“Steve Dawson brings his collection of strings that include acoustic guitar, 12 string, Weissenborn, tricone and ukulele in a mix of gypsy, folk and traditional on this album that includes a string section, horns and other cameo guests.”

Lonesome Highway (Ireland)

Lonesome Highway (Ireland)

“Playing a range of guitars – acoustic, 12-string, national tricone, weissenborn, ukulele – the depth of Dawson’s talent lies in the fact that the melodic progressions are seamless and give the impression of total fluidity and graceful ease.”

Gonzookanagan

Gonzookanagan

“An insanely inspiring record.”

Toledo Blade

Toledo Blade

“If you’re into hearing some really incredible, acoustic guitar solos and genre-busting original songs in a rapid-fire bluesy folk-rock vein, I can pretty much guarantee you that you’ll love the latest disc from Steve Dawson.”

Great Dark Wonder

Great Dark Wonder

“This is a superb, constantly surprising album, and I highly recommend it to you.”

No Depression

No Depression

“The sounds and textures he creates are magnificent. The record as a whole is cohesive, centered, and downright beautiful.”

Red Guitar Music

Red Guitar Music

“I wasn’t surprised to find that the album was recorded live with up to twelve mics in the room, which alone is a serious testament to Dawson’s considerable skills as a guitarist.”

Acoustic Guitar

Acoustic Guitar

“…The addition of strings has opened and enhanced Dawson’s compositions, providing an air of sophistication. However, the mood is not high-brow, but intimate, humble, and inviting.”

RNR Magazine

RNR Magazine

“Lucky Hand, his eighth album, is entirely instrumental and Dawson's playing, whether on acoustic, twelve-string, steel-bodied guitar or Weissenborn, is virtuosic.”

Minor 7th

Minor 7th

“His compositions echo those of Kottke and John Fahey, particularly in their rocking rhythms and juxtaposition of rootsy melodic themes.”

Best of Western NY

Best of Western NY

“His new album, his eighth if you're keeping count, titled Lucky Hand shows why he is such an in demand player and producer.”

Fervor Coulee

Fervor Coulee

“There is no doubt that one is listening to a master.”

Songlines (UK)

Songlines (UK)

“Dawson is a virtuoso guitarist…”

Elmore

Elmore

“—The beauty is unlimited.”