Welcome to MarkDawson.us

Mark Dawson is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and solo recording artist with several albums to his credit. Most know him as the lead singer and bass player for the legendary pop/rock group the Grass Roots, or as the front man for Mark Dawson and the Kings of Snack, Mark is also the on-air host of "making noise with Mark Dawson" on WOGR radio and the author of the book, "Even More Noise".  

View Mark's bio, photos and/or discography by clicking the appropriate links in the menu.

Take a look at the list of tour dates to find out when Mark will be in your area. And be sure to tune in to "making noise with Mark Dawson" on WOGR at 9pm eastern time every Thursday night.


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Be sure to visit all of my wonderful music-making families; The Grass Roots, Simulcast, Mark Dawson and the Kings of Snack and American Pop 60's. And don't forget to visit my new Acoustic Music page.

Mark Dawson and the Kings of Snack - "One Saturday Night"

"One Saturday Night" is Mark's third solo record, and the first under the moniker, "Mark Dawson and the Kings of Snack".
A hand-picked cast of Orlando, Florida-based musicians join Mark on this rocking CD
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Going for more, bigger and better in 2016! 
 

1/4/16 - Off to a great start - Congratulations to The Grass Roots (and several other artists) on their induction into America's Pop Music Hall Of Fame! Induction ceremonies to be held in September. Details are still TBD. Visit www.americaspopmusichalloffame.org for more info.
 

And now, here's a re-cap of highlights from 2015...

The holidays always bring a brand-new song (or two) out of me. And on December 17, I offered them as free downloads. Call it my holiday gift to you! Click here and you can still add them all to your playlist.

In September, I released my very first book called,
 "Even More Noise". The fans asked for it, and they got what they asked for! "Noise" was released to the public on 9/22/15. Click here for all the details you'll ever need.

The folks from RockPink and I are excited to offer the Mark Dawson autographed pick necklace. It's so cool! 
All proceeds will benefit RockPink.com of Central Florida. They do some amazing work including helping women in Central Florida with the early detection of breast cancer. And what a blast we had at the annual Bowl-A-Rama on October 3rd. Click here for cool photos from the event. Also, check out RockPink.com to learn more.

I finally started a Blog! All sorts of info from the year - right here. And lately, I've been broadcasting 'live' video on Periscope
The event of the summer, The Happy Together 2015 tour is now complete. Dozens of epic tour pics can be viewed here. And the brand-new "Mrs. Noise's Sexy Sauce" Mexican Rojo flavor has been re-stocked for the holidays! MUY TASTY! Stay tuned for more!

*photo courtesy of Love imagery - Facebook.com/loveimagery


And, just in case you missed them, here's a few of the highlights from 2014...
 
...Mrs. Noise's Sexy Sauce is launched. Sells out in five days...
...official line-up for the 2015 "Happy Together Tour" is announced
   The Cowsills, The Association, The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams, Mark Lindsay and The Turtles
...MarkDawson.us selected by Bandzoogle in its "Featured Artists" collection
..."One Saturday Night", by Mark Dawson and the Kings of Snack released 6/24/14
...my second solo CD, "making noise" was ranked #3 overall in 2013 by the NW Times. Click here to read the review.

 
Be sure to sign up for my mailing list. How else are you going to know about all the new and cool stuff before it happens? And don't forget to listen to "making noise with Mark Dawson" every Thursday night on OurGenerationRadio.com. I'm proud to be a part of this fantastic collection of radio hosts and their programs from all across the nation.

and finally...


"One Saturday Night" and "making noise" are available here, as well as on iTunes, and Spotify. And, after a long delay, my first CD, "Chapter Two" is available at Amazon.com (or mp3 downloads here). New tour dates for The Grass Roots, SimulcastAmerican Pop 60's and Mark Dawson and the Kings of Snack shows are always being added, so be sure to check the updated calendar for shows in your area.

Thank you for all your love and support. All the best to you.
Mark
 
  • Sometimes I can't help myself with this whole #vegetarian lifestyle. You should try it! 
Romain lettuce, radicchio lettuce, baby spinach red leaf lettuce, broccoli slaw, matchstick carrots, red onion, banana peppers, chickpeas, broccoli, sliced cucumbers, sliced cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and shredded habeñero Jack cheese, crushed red pepper and fresh ground black pepper. Add a few croutons and some ranch dressing… Perfecto!
    Sometimes I can't help myself with this whole #vegetarian lifestyle. You should try it! Romain lettuce, radicchio lettuce, baby spinach red leaf lettuce, broccoli slaw, matchstick carrots, red onion, banana peppers, chickpeas, broccoli, sliced cucumbers, sliced cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and shredded habeñero Jack cheese, crushed red pepper and fresh ground black pepper. Add a few croutons and some ranch dressing… Perfecto!
  • Thanks to Don Schoenbeck for the shot from last week's "Salute To The 60s" in Merrillville, IN #60s #dawson #thegrassroots
    Thanks to Don Schoenbeck for the shot from last week's "Salute To The 60s" in Merrillville, IN #60s #dawson #thegrassroots
  • #wildlife #old #human Just hanging with nature!
    #wildlife #old #human Just hanging with nature!
  • Here we are as we crossed the finish line on our very first ever 5K run. Not bad for a couple of old people! :-) #5k #rundead5k #orlando #oldpeople
    Here we are as we crossed the finish line on our very first ever 5K run. Not bad for a couple of old people! :-) #5k #rundead5k #orlando #oldpeople
  • Hey, if you've got a spare 15 minutes you could make these too. I just did! Meat-free tostadas!!
Sauté red onion, and a few yellow or red (sliced) bell peppers in a little oil. Once they are getting a little sizzle on them, add a tomato base to it. (I like to use the Goya brand "Sofrito" cooking base)… about 4 tablespoons - or to taste - should do. Let that simmer about 3-4 minutes. Then add 12 ounces of soy crumbles (any brand - check your grocers freezer) and mix it all together. Let simmer for ten minutes or so, and stir it up a few times along the way. 
While that's simmering, get your shredded cheddar cheese, and sliced cherry tomatoes ready to go. 
For the tostada shell you can buy premade shells that are just fine. I like to buy the soft corn tortillas and heat them until they're crispy on another flat pan. That's your call, either way these are going to be delicious. Oh, and don't forget to have some broccoli slaw and 'matchstick' style carrots for the garnish. Lettuce is just boring. :) OK, once your soy crumbles/peppers/onions/Sofrito mixture is heated through you're ready to go. Sprinkle a little cheddar cheese directly on to the tostada shell and scoop a couple of tablespoons of your heated deliciousness directly on top of that. Sprinkle a few sliced cherry tomatoes and some of that broccoli slaw and carrot garnish right over the top. Splash with a couple of shakes worth of Mrs. Noises sexy sauce and you are ready for a meat-free culinary delight! Enjoy!!! ☮ #tostadas #meatfree #vegetarian @food_junction @orlandosbestfood
    Hey, if you've got a spare 15 minutes you could make these too. I just did! Meat-free tostadas!! Sauté red onion, and a few yellow or red (sliced) bell peppers in a little oil. Once they are getting a little sizzle on them, add a tomato base to it. (I like to use the Goya brand "Sofrito" cooking base)… about 4 tablespoons - or to taste - should do. Let that simmer about 3-4 minutes. Then add 12 ounces of soy crumbles (any brand - check your grocers freezer) and mix it all together. Let simmer for ten minutes or so, and stir it up a few times along the way. While that's simmering, get your shredded cheddar cheese, and sliced cherry tomatoes ready to go. For the tostada shell you can buy premade shells that are just fine. I like to buy the soft corn tortillas and heat them until they're crispy on another flat pan. That's your call, either way these are going to be delicious. Oh, and don't forget to have some broccoli slaw and 'matchstick' style carrots for the garnish. Lettuce is just boring. :) OK, once your soy crumbles/peppers/onions/Sofrito mixture is heated through you're ready to go. Sprinkle a little cheddar cheese directly on to the tostada shell and scoop a couple of tablespoons of your heated deliciousness directly on top of that. Sprinkle a few sliced cherry tomatoes and some of that broccoli slaw and carrot garnish right over the top. Splash with a couple of shakes worth of Mrs. Noises sexy sauce and you are ready for a meat-free culinary delight! Enjoy!!! ☮ #tostadas #meatfree #vegetarian @food_junction @orlandosbestfood
  • Me and a man named @peternoone during last night's encore at #holidaystarplaza Thanks for bringing us out to sing with you, Peter!
    Me and a man named @peternoone during last night's encore at #holidaystarplaza Thanks for bringing us out to sing with you, Peter!
  • It's only Rock and Roll but I like it! #holidaystarplaza
    It's only Rock and Roll but I like it! #holidaystarplaza
  • Hanging with Carl from #thebuckinghams is always a joy! #southfloridafair2016
    Hanging with Carl from #thebuckinghams is always a joy! #southfloridafair2016
  • Great crowd tonight at #southfloridafair
    Great crowd tonight at #southfloridafair
  • #GrassRoots sound check. Showtime is 7:30PM. #southfloridafair2016
    #GrassRoots sound check. Showtime is 7:30PM. #southfloridafair2016
  • Just some zucchini pasta I whipped up at home. No big deal. #vegan #vegetarian @food_junction
    Just some zucchini pasta I whipped up at home. No big deal. #vegan #vegetarian @food_junction
  • Chilly Monday!  #chillyflorida
    Chilly Monday! #chillyflorida
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The Grass Roots performing "Midnight Confessions" 3/29/14

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