When I crawled into the “Rattlesnake Cage” (Black Hen Music) of Steve Dawson, I didn’t know what to expect. He’s been called a Canadian T-Bone Burnett or Ry Cooder. As his stringed mastery of six and 12-string acoustic and Hawaiian guitar on blues, folk, ragtime and jazz won me over, I realized not since John Fahey or Bert Jansch in the 1960s have I been so mesmerized by one man playing one guitar with no rhythm section or even a voice in the mix.