Peter ’ Smokie ’ Dawson is a singer / songwriter who with his unique and
traditional style of music has been touring , recording and performing at various
festivals and country shows across Australia.
A country boy at heart Peter has channelled his experiences through his song
writing with the release of his first EP “ That ’ s what country boys do ” . This
Album led him to his second release album ‘ All the rivers in-between ’ , he is
extremely proud of these album ’ s and has had the privilege of the very
talented, Phil Emanuel ’ playing on one of his trucking songs.
Peter has been busy touring and performing at various festivals and events such
as ‘ The lights on the Hill Memorial ’ in Gatton, ‘ The Slim Dusty memorial
show ’ in Kempsy and Music in the Mulga just to mention a few.
Peter has been recognised and awarded for his work such as the Slim Dusty
memorial song awards in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 and the Stan Coster song
writer award in 2015.
Peter has just completed his third album entitled “ The Reason ” ,which he
recorded at Kross Cut Records with Lindsay Waddington , It was released in
2020 with great success winning The Stan Coster memorial award for
songwriter with his song Stanley & Slim. He also was awarded the Harold Hec
Davies award for services to Country music 2020 and most recently the ICMA
award for most popular Traditional Independent country music artist 2021
Peter has strong connections to Tamworth and his love of Country music and
this land are what inspires him to write.
His Albums can be purchased via his Facebook page Peter Smokie Dawson
(Smokie Pete) , you can also follow him on FB to see where he will be