Tuesday, April 24
The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce that Devin Dawson will be performing at the 2018 Fair on Wednesday, July 25, with performances at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm. Dawson’s concerts will take place on the Frontier Stage and will be free with paid Fair admission.
Since the release of Devin Dawson’s debut single “All On Me” earlier this year, the California- native has already made his TV debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers, landed his first Grand Ole Opry performance and most recently was named a 2018 Pandora “Country Artist to Watch.” He has already received critical praise from a multitude of outlets including Entertainment Tonight, ELLE, People, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, The Tennessean, HITS Magazine and more.
An atypical country artist, Dawson’s approach to music is not different on purpose, it’s different with purpose. He grew up just outside the gates of Folsom Prison, drawing inspiration from Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Pulling from these influences, he began to write in a style that is definitively country. Dawson’s lyrics full of romance and vulnerability, delivered with a distinctive saw-toothed vocal, draw you in from the first verse and keep you hooked until the very last chord. His unique mix of organic roots and high-voltage country is showcased masterfully on his forthcoming debut Dark Horse, produced by the daring Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Little Big Town, Brothers Osborne). With a co-write credit on every track, the result will further establish Dawson’s building reputation as a dark horse set to emerge as one of the most exciting modern storytellers the format has ever seen.
The 2018 California Mid-State Fair runs July 18-29 and this year’s theme is “Ole, It’s Fiesta Time!” Connect with the California Mid-State Fair on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.