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Dawson Hollow Has a New Name, Look and Sound

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Dawson Hollow Has a New Name, Look and Sound


Dawson HollowDawson Hollow provides a musical experience that awakens in their audience
dreams and hopes they have hidden inside themselves, taking them on a journey to remember forever.

Since 2002 this multi-award-winning band has performed in over two-thousand venues across the United States and Canada entertaining thousands with their fusion of old time musical instruments, stunning vocals and modern beats… emerging with a fresh new style.
18 instruments, 7 members and a 45 ft bus!

Don’t miss them in Denver, OCT 27th at The Walnut Room

You recently changed your name from Link Union to Dawson Hollow. How long did you have your first band name and how did you come up with it? 

The first band we were in was called The Link Family (7 years) because it was literally our family doing music together, kind of a weekend hobby thing.

The Link Family started to grow where we could actually make a living. It kept growing and the stigma of ‘family’ started holding us back based on people’s assumption that this was a hobby and not a professional product so we chose to change to the name Link Union. Link= meaning we are family and Union= meaning we choose to do this together. 

We are now keeping the family band just as is and are launching a new band Dawson Hollow. This band is  the 5 siblings. They are creating a new sound for this generation. Link Union will continue to tour as Dawson Hollow grows and then when Dawson Hollow can take over the business, Link Union will diminish.

What was the hardest part about changing the band name to Dawson Hollow? 

Getting our fans and repeat venues to follow and remember the new name. Creating new product, changing all web and social media presence to the new name, changing old product such as cd artwork, business cards ect. 

We did not change the name for already booked venues. We kept it as simple as possible and changed the name to all venues booked after the name change. We sent out emails to our fan base announcing the new name and promoted it on social media and our website. 

Who are you listening to now that inspires you?

Dawson Hollow band members listen to a wide range of music for inspiration. We love to draw from different styles and then fuse them together for our sound.  Always pulling a little from old time/ancient instruments, old soul sounds, beauty in tradition and hope in the future. Here is a list of people currently influencing Dawson Hollow. 

The Avett BrothersThe LumineersNickel CreekThe Kruger BrothersVance JoyLord Huron, Drew HolcombColony House, Alison Kraus and Union Station, SwitchfootNeed to Breath, The Barr Brothers

If you could repeat a band meeting from 5 years ago, what would you cover in that conversation knowing what you know now? 

1. Learn everything about songwriting and pushing ourselves to write every day. 

2. Learn the Tom Jackson ‘Live on Stage‘ method.

3. Better yourself in every area- mind, body and spirit.

The five of you are traveling with 18 instruments. What are your favorites? 

Grundy Banjos, made in Australia by Laurie Grundy- http://grundybanjos.com/index.html

Morgan Music in Lebanon, MO- http://grundybanjos.com/index.html

Clarke Penny Whistles- http://linkunion.org/store.php

Wireless instrumentation for movement onstage

Are there any unique online resources you use that you would recommend to other musicians? 

– Tom Jacksons website and training course- http://onstagesuccess.com

– Michael Smith and Associates management training course. – https://m.facebook.com/MichaelSmithAndAssociates

Brett Manning vocal course. –  https://www.singingsuccess.com

Constant Contact- https://www.constantcontact.com/index.jsp

Checkout  Dawson Hollow HERE!

DawsonHollow Tour Dates


October 2016
10/2 St. Catharines, Ontario ~ Glenridge Bible Church ~ 6:30 PM ~ 905-937-1326
10/5 Piqua, Ohio ~ Piqua Senior Housing ~ 9 AM~ 937-418-5014
10/9 Ava, MO ~ Highway Nazarene Church ~ 6:00pm ~ 417-543-0945
10/15 Walnut Shade, MO (Branson Area) ~ Healing Rivers Worship Center ~  7 PM ~ 417-335-0893
10/16 Mtn. Grove, MO ~ First Baptist Church ~ 6 PM ~ 417-926-3483
10/20 Jefferson City, MO ~ Miller Performing Arts Center ~ Concert Series ~7:00pm ~ 573-230-8167
10/22 Menno, S.Dakota ~ Menno High School Auditorium  (Octoberfest)  ~ 7:30 PM ~ 605-665-3596
10/23 Mitchell, S.Dakota ~First Reformed Church ~ 7:00pm ~ 605-996-5449
10/25 Ogallala, Nebraska ~ First United Methodist Church ~ 7 PM ~ 308-284-8455
10/26 Burlington, Colorado ~ High School Auditorium ~ 7 PM ~ 719-346-8918
10/27 Denver, Colorado ~ The Walnut Room  ~ 303-295-1868 ~ Tickets $10 & $12
Doors open at 7 PM.
           Woodshed Red is the opening band at 8 PM
Dawson Hollow concert time is 9:30
Tickets are $10 Advanced ~ $12 day of show…


November 2016
11/1 Globe, AZ ~ High Desert Middle School ~ 7 PM  ~ 928-425-9236
11/4-5 Springfield, MO  ~ GO:61 Event (Boulevard Baptist Church) 417-894-9939
11/26 Mtn. Grove, MO ~ Living Stones Assembly of God ~ Christmas Concert ~7 PM ~ 417-926-4571
11/27 Doniphan,MO ~ Emmanuel Baptist Church ~ 6 PM ~ Christmas Concert~ 573-996-2816
11/29 Alva, OK (Northwestern State University-Concert Series) Christmas Show ~7:30~ 417-889-9909
11/30 Tecumseh, OK ~ Sharon Baptist Church ~ Christmas Concert ~ 7 PM ~ 405-273-4558


December 2016
12/1 Tecumseh, OK ~ Staff Christmas Banquet (Sharon Baptist) 405-273-4558
12/4 Lakeland, FL ~ Foxwood Lake Estates  ~ Christmas Show ~ 7 PM ~ 863-816-2477
12/5 Brooksville, FL ~ Brooksridge ~  Christmas Show ~352-597~1357 ~ 7 PM
12/7 Arcadia, FL ~ Live Oak RV and Golf Resort ~ Christmas Show ~ Private
12/8 Orlando, Fl ~ First Baptist Church of Central Florida ~ Christmas Show ~10 AM ~ 407-884-8111
12/8  Frostproof, FL ~ Rainbow RV Resort ~  Christmas Show ~ 7 PM ~ 863-635-7541
12/9 North Fort Myers, FL ~ Old Bridge Village ~Christmas Show ~ 7 PM ~ 239-731-7511
12/10 Showcase ~ MId Florida Lakes
12/10  Palmetto, FL ~ Imperial Lakes Estates ~ 7 PM ~ 941-845-4253
12/11 Clermont, FL ~ Outdoor Resorts ~ Christmas Show ~ 7 PM ~ 863-424-2050
12/12 Sebring, FL ~ Sebring Village ~ Christmas Show ~ 863-273-0875
12/16 Granbury, TX ~ Lakeside Baptist Church ~7 PM ~ Christmas Concert ~ 817-573-2094
12/18 Chickasha, OK ~ Grand Assembly Church ~  Christmas Concert ~ 10:30 AM ~ 405-224-0968
12/19 El Reno, OK ~ First Baptist Church ~ Christmas Concert ~ 7 PM ~ 405-262-5453


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