I am thrilled to announce that I recently interviewed Mark Dawson, bassist and lead singer of The Grass Roots! So stay tuned for this exciting interview, as it promises to be great! I hope to have it wrapped up here within the next few days, tops.
Mark, along with fellow Grass Roots member Dusty Hanvey, just came off of another highly successful Happy Together Tour. In addition to Mark and Dusty representing The Grass Roots, the 2012 Happy Together Tour lineup also featured The Buckinghams, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, Gary Puckett, and The Turtles. For the second year in a row, I was privileged to catch the show at the Wisconsin State Fair in August. You can check out my photography of the 2011 show here, and the 2012 concert here.
|2012 Happy Together Tour, Wisconsin State Fair, 8/5/12.|
Mark is currently working on his second solo album, "Making Noise", which he hopes will be all wrapped up and ready to go later on this fall. Additionally, he's working on a fun book, as well. You'll learn more about these projects, and so much more, very shortly! So stay tuned!
In the meantime, check out these links and videos featuring both Mark's recent tenure with the band, along with vintage Grass Roots material featuring Rob Grill!
All the Best,
Mark Dawson's recent take on this classic Grass Roots hit, "Temptation Eyes"
The original recording of "Temptation Eyes", released in 1970, featuring Rob Grill on lead vocals and bass. Grill passed away in 2011.