I was introduced to Dawn Shipley first time by Little Rachel at Green Bay Rockin’ Fest II at 2005. I remember her red hair and her laid back attitude. It seems to be a Texan thing, as I have liked all the female artists that come from there. Even when they are very feminine they seem to be more stronger and self-confident than female singers from other states and countries. They don’t try to imitate anyone or be something they are not, they just go out there and do what they want! And don’t get me wrong, beside being musician and singer Dawn is also absolute sweetheart. It is high time to catch up with Dawn and introduce her and her music to you too!
1) As kid you sang at the choir and played piano. What instruments do you play?
I started playing piano when I was 5. My grandmother teach me, and I learned a lot on my own with some old lesson books that had been my mom’s. I also played the French horn in high school, and now I play rhythm guitar as well.
2) Where are you originally from. What made you move to Los Angeles?
I am from San Antonio, Texas! But I did live in Austin my last 7 years before moving to Los Angeles. I moved to Los Angeles after I graduated college for a software engineering job. I did choose to move to LA because there was a good music scene. That was a must for me!
3) Is there something you miss from Texas?
Some things I miss the most are (in no particular order) bbq, tex-mex food, my family and friends, wearing my vintage cowboy boots, ice cold beers on a sweltering hot day, and the great honky-tonk scene, of course!