Lead singer of The Grass Roots, solo artist, brings together a host of talent for his latest project, including, among others, members of The Buckinghams, The Ides of March, and The Grass Roots.
Mark Dawson, lead vocalist and bassist of 1960s greats, The Grass Roots, announced today the release of his second solo album. Entitled, "Making Noise," the album includes an all-star lineup of talent, including a duet with Carl Giammarese, lead vocalist of The Buckinghams and himself a solo artist; a song co-written with Scott May of the Ides of March; fellow Grass Roots member Larry Nelson; and the work of a few veteran musicians from the Orlando-area scene.
"I'm so grateful to these artists, my family, and the fans for encouraging me, inspiring me, and just simply being there for me throughout this project. I'm so excited about this album. It was a lot of fun to do, and there's some really great talent gathered here," Dawson said today.
"Making Noise" will initially be sold only through Dawson's Web site. It will then be made available through Amazon.com and iTunes approximately 30 days later. Pre-orders will be taken at Dawson's Web site starting December 15, with customers being given the option of using PayPal or paying with credit card directly. Those wishing to have their CD autographed will need to specify that in the "notes" section upon checkout through PayPal.
Buyers of the first one hundred pre-orders will also be able to immediately download the songs to their computers, iPods, or other mp3 compatible devices, at no additional charge. A link with an authorization code for the downloads will be e-mailed to customers after credit card approval. In order to take advantage of this offer, buyers will need to select the "Deluxe CD Package" option. Buyers of the "Deluxe CD Package" within the first one hundred pre-orders will also receive a limited-edition gift along with free shipping.