Steve Dawson’s Funeral Bonsai Wedding, Rock Falls – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – September 12th, 2014
Steve Dawson's Funeral Bonsai Wedding, Rock Falls

Steve Dawson's Funeral Bonsai Wedding

Rock Falls

Fri, September 12, 2014

9:30 pm


Chicago, IL


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Steve Dawson's Funeral Bonsai Wedding
Steve Dawson's Funeral Bonsai Wedding
Steve Dawson, leader of Chicago folk-rock quintet, Dolly Varden, has put together a new group with three of the city's most revered improvising musicians: Jason Adasiewicz, Frank Rosaly, and Jason Roebke. This new band, Funeral Bonsai Wedding, will release it's debut album on Tuesday, Sept 16th. The songs seek to find a common ground between Dawson's folk-rock based narrative songwriting and singing, and the expansive push and pull of these brilliant improvising musicians. This concert will celebrate the release of the album.

Steve Dawson - guitar, vocals, harmonium
Jason Adasiewicz - vibraphone
Frank Rosaly - drums
Jason Roebke - bass

"Few Chicago singer-songwriters have been as solid for as long as Steve Dawson and part of the reason has to be that he’s never changed his impeccably crafted mix of twang, soul, and pop in order to follow a trend. He writes great songs and sings them beautifully. On songs like the harrowingly beautiful 'Mastodons,' emotional darkness lurks beneath the grace..." - Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
Rock Falls
Rock Falls
Rock Falls is a small farming community in the northwest corner of Illinois. Situated on the Rock River, it is a quiet, little town with only five stoplights, acres upon acres of farmland and green leaves and grass that stretch as far as the eye can see. It is where Annie Reese was born and raised, and as it has been the strongest influence on her life, it was only fitting that it should be the moniker for her gentle, lo-fi, folk music. She now lives and performs in the city of Chicago, but is still very much a small-town girl. Her songs are honest, succinct, oftentimes dark, and always powered by an emotional vulnerability that is palpable. Through her music, Reese captures the private, intimate moments that are frequently missed or ignored in today’s synthetic world—the chilling wind whipping outside of old apartment windows, the stillness that comforts us during times of heartbreak. Stepping away from the blue light of a computer screen and moving toward the blue light of dawn, rock falls is the soundtrack to this movement.

"Sparse arrangements--often just an aching guitar and Reese's whispery, lonely voice--create a melancholic ambiance that's so much more than traditional singer-songwriter expulsion. (On her "Perpetual Love," Reese literally whispers her vocals.) rock falls' compositions are miniature symphonies of tender introspection and late-night bedroom rock, bleak maybe, sometimes cold, but never ever simple. This is a talent that shouldn't go ignored." - New City
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618