Steve Dawson is an in-demand producer and guitarist from Vancouver, B.C., Canada, and on his new album Solid States and Loose Ends he has mustered animpressive line-up of musicians in a wonderful amalgam of blues, jazz and country soul. The opener Loose Ends is an epic track with great horn parts, soulful backing vocals and searing guitar solos and that sets out the stall for a fabulous album. There is tremendous musicianship throughout and infections rhythm, but not at expense of the quality or melodiousness of the songs.