Dawn Landes was up first and I was excited! My brilliant 4am idea of creating images of music every night as I drove across the country was about to START. It was all happening. :) I was about to discover some music and wow, discover it I did! Dawn, in a sweet tasseled shirt and black & gold boot pumps took over that stage. She got the people settled down on their lawn chairs up and dancing, even with the sun beating down. It was around 6pm and it was one of those sultry summer nights where the heat from the day is as strong as the sun is still high. and that sun was still high… Dawn’s voice lightened the air, her voice!! wow! Songbird. She has an album called Bluebird and she is. She is a beautiful bird who sang and the Louisville night answered, giving sweet relief with a steady breeze. Her voice is sweetly awesome. One song would be all bluegrassey swing with her voice rich and snappy and then she would switch to a ballad with a quivering and fragile quality. She pulled me in right away. Her backing band was fabulous. I’m always a fan of a lap steel.