Sunday, April 17, 2016

Ep 28 - Song 6: "Tumblin" by Damon Dotson

"Since emerging onto the Midwest music scene in 2003, Damon Dotson’s demand and popularity have soared. He now has a religious fan following and is known to pack venues anywhere he plays. Damon is versatile in his performances and songwriting, performing not only as a solo acoustic act, but also with his full band. Dotson has put out one demo, two full studio albums, and a live album since his debut. The newest release, 'Stars & Bars' has been a top seller on digital purchase site Dotson has opened for acts such as B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Matt Nathanson, The Gin Blossoms, The Beach Boys, Kenny Loggins, Tristan Prettyman, and Stephan Kellogg and the Sixers."
- from his ReverbNation page

"Damon Dotson is a singer/songwriter based out of Des Moines, IA and originally from Northwest Iowa. Dotson has opened for legendary performers like BB King, Willie Nelson, The Beach Boys, as well as modern artists like Matt Nathanson, Edwin McCain, and The Lone Bellow. Dotson has sustained his career for ten years including the release of four of his original albums and countless shows all throughout the midwest without a record label or management.

"After a two year stint in Nashville, TN, Dotson moved back to Des Moines with new sense of musical and personal maturity. He wasted little time jumping back into touring and began recording his fourth album. The release of 'Tumblin'' in March of 2015 clearly demonstrates his bold transformation with a variety of up-beat tunes and heart melting ballads. On the heals of a SOLD OUT album release show with over 600 in attendance the release of 'Tumblin' on iTunes garnered nationwide acclaim by climbing to #24 on the iTunes rock charts. Amidst musical giants like The Beatles, Elton John, and Pink Floyd on the charts it proves that Damon's music and talent "belongs" and deserves to be heard on a large scale. Dotson channeled his heroes like Dave Matthews and Willie Nelson to make a sound that is all his own, and it's working! Damon was also recently invited to sing "America The Beautiful" on the floor of the House of Representatives at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. He is only one of two people to share this honor; the other being world renowned opera singer Simon Estes. Dotson has also sang the National Anthem at big time sporting events at Hilton Colesium in Ames, IA, Wells Fargo arena in Des Moines, IA, and TD Ameritrade ball park in Omaha, NE.

Damon Dotson continues to perform both solo and full band shows at venues from Minneapolis, Omaha, Chicago, and Iowa. The infectious and true delivery of Dotson's live show cannot be missed.
- from his Facebook page

Damon Dotson - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, vocals
Tony Bohnenkamp - drums, piano, background vocals
Jon Locker - bass
Rebecca Davis - background vocals
Neil Stoffregen - organ

Thank you John Sepanic for this pic from the album release party at Woolys!


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