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Andrea Dawson, The Sassy Soulstress of Blues
Andrea Dawson will bring down the house, and have you breathless from screaming for more. Dawson is a master of musical styles with an impressive musical range. Nothing could stop this Austin Diva from getting up on stage to sing in front of a live audience with a skillful soulfulness that will leave you speechless.
As a child growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania, Dawson always sang with others: in her church choir, with different chorale groups and even a four-part harmony barbershop quartet. Throughout her high school years and beyond, Dawson worked to pursue her dream, enlisting the help of vocal coaches. “Singing was something I had to do.” Dawson’s crossover point from wanting to be a singer to actually being a singer happened in Dallas at a place called The Bone. She was hired to sing a couple of sets on the rooftop. “At the end of the night, the guy who hired me handed me one hundred dollars. I didn’t think he was actually going to pay me,” recalls Dawson. Putting her audience at ease is a skill Dawson has since perfected. “It’s not just a show,” she said, “It’s back and forth communication with the audience.” She uses humor to make each show personable and to make people feel comfortable.
Her ability to sing various styles of music including Blues, Folk, R & B, Jazz and even Rock, caught the attention of songwriter Tom Thompson who needed a vocalist to record ten of his original songs. The result was her debut CD, “Left with the Uptown Blues,” that showcases her multi-faceted range. Dawson then toured throughout Asia, Portugal, and Santiago Chile exciting audiences every time with her incredible performances.
The path from her first paid gig on a rooftop in Dallas to being crowned ‘The Sassy Soulstress of Blues’ is testament to this songstress’ dedication to her craft.
To learn more about Dawson’s upcoming performances, visit: http://AndreaDawson.com
Photo Credit: Paul Safford yourpacephotography.com