Richard Dawson: Geordie songwriter who found a voice in his local library

Singer says his eye condition means he sees things differently – and, when you hear his music, what he’s saying makes sense

At a time of year when the music industry is fixated more than ever on commerce – generating buzz for its priority acts for the forthcoming year, shifting vast piles of box sets and mass market albums to Christmas gift buyers – there is something heartening about the slowly rising profile of Richard Dawson.

The […] Geordie singer-songwriter released his album Nothing Important last month, to a level of acclaim that would surely have seen it featuring on end-of-year lists all over the place had it come out a little earlier.

It is a far cry from the other male singer-songwriters who have featured in success stories this year, though – there’s nothing of Ben Howard or George Ezra or Hozier about Dawson.[ . . . ] Read more at: Richard Dawson: Geordie songwriter who found a voice in his local library

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