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Funeral Bonsai Wedding

Come be a part of the release of my new album!


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Hey, everybody!

I am very excited about a new recording project with a band I’m calling Funeral Bonsai Wedding. It’s an album I’ve dreamed about making for a long time and I feel like I’m ready to make it happen. The band features three of the most revered musicians in the improvisational jazz world: Jason Adasiewicz on vibraphone, Frank Rosaly on drums and Jason Roebke on bass. The songs I’ve written for this album have an expansive quality that allows the musicians to open up, and the sound of the band is unlike anything I’ve ever recorded. What will it sound like? I’m not really sure. I’ve been inspired recently by the longer works of Bob Dylan, Van Morrison’s “Astral Weeks,” and the usual combo of folk, rock and soul music that I’ve always loved. I guess it will sound something like that! This album is meant to be an LP, so I’ll be releasing it on vinyl (with digital download + bonus tracks).

I am excited to invite you along while we record, mix and release this album. I’ll be posting updates often, along with demos and other exclusives for folks who choose to support this recording project. There’s also a bunch of bonus stuff available at different levels, so be sure to check all that out. 5% of the money raised will go to the Chicago Food Depository, a charity Diane and I have supported for over 20 years. They do a great job getting food to people in need and I’m happy to include them into this project.

I really appreciate the opportunity to share this music and this amazing band with you and your assistance in making this dream project come to life.

Thank you so much!
Steve Dawson

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5% of goal and 10% of any money raised after that will go to Greater Chicago Food Depository.


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AccessPass: Funeral Bonsai Wedding

Funeral Bonsai Wedding

You’ll get a digital download of the new album, plus updates from the studio and more!

Signed CD


The new CD – signed by me!

Songwriting Lesson

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Private one-on-one songwriting lesson (either in Chicago or via Skype), PLUS the new album on CD or Vinyl.

Hand Decorated Lyric Sheet

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Hand decorated and signed lyric sheet, plus the new album on CD or Vinyl.

New Album on CD


The new album available on CD. Plus you get the album download and access to the exclusive updates.



The new album on Vinyl LP.

Signed Vinyl


For the audiophile, the new record on warm-sounding vinyl and signed.

Covers CD + New CD


Limited Edition Covers CD with download (a PledgeMusic EXCLUSIVE!), PLUS the new album on CD with download.

Covers CD + New LP


Limited Edition Covers CD + download (A PledgeMusic EXCLUSIVE), PLUS the new album on Vinyl!

I'll Produce Your Song

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I’ll produce your song at my studio, The Kernel Sound Emporium.

Studio Hang

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Be my honorary crew member for a day while I record the album. PLUS the new album on CD or Vinyl.

Private Solo House Concert


Private solo house concert for you and up to 30 of your friends. (Chicago or anywhere in the continental US.)

Private Full Band Concert


Private full-band concert in Chicago for you and up to 30 of your friends.

Executive Producer Credit

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The highest honor of them all…executive producer credit. You’ll appear in the album liner notes and on back of album with your new title.

Produce YOUR Album

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I will assist with the writing, arranging, recording and production of your album at my studio, Kernel Sound Emporium.

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