RICHARD DAWSON  (newcastle-upon-tyne, uk)
richard dawson was, until he appeared at TUSK and SUPERSONIC festivals in 2012, the north east of england’s hidden jewel – a skewed troubadour who sings and plays guitar with a rare intensity and singular style.

his voice has been compared to everyone from tim buckley to richard youngs while his guitar playing recalls sir richard bishop and zoot horn rollo and, combined with the inescapable snare of his lyrics, means surrender to his music is inevitable.