Originally Steve Dawson Canadian, but currently he lives in the mecca of country, Nashville. In addition to singer / songwriter Dawson is a talented and much sought-after producer. He was also nominated several times for the 'Western Canadian Music Awards "and the" Canadian Folk Music Awards in the category "Producer of the Year'. Solid States & Loose Ends "contains 10 original songs alongside three traditionals and" You Got What It Takes "by Joe Tex. Upon hearing the guitars, and more particularly to Steve's performance on slide guitar, calls for a comparison with none other than Ry Cooder on. Yummy greasy slide, dazzling blazers and dark sounding backing vocals make 'Loose Ends' a soul song to dream. When Steve National Steel grips emerging a bluesy 'Leave My Name Behind' which is still flavored by the viola Fats Kaplin. And 'Little Silver' lives on a light blue sphere. As Joe Tex fans will not hear you, but I swear by Dawson's version of "You Got What It Takes." Variety is indeed enough. Dawson knows roots-, folk and country music when his pocket. That makes the album contains a huge variety of songs. The extensive instrumentation of acoustic and electric guitars, resonator, pedal steel, viola, instruments, mandolin and keyboards results in each one convincing numbers. And it goes without saying that Dawson himself plunged into the producer's seat. Add to this Dawsons pleasant voice and you get on 'Solid States & Loose Ends' a megatof roots album at home, which may be missing in any collection.