Devin Dawson Announces “California Smoke Tour” to Benefit CA Fire Foundation

Devin Dawson Announces “California Smoke Tour” to Benefit CA Fire Foundation

California native Devin Dawson announced a new tour, dubbed the California Smoke Tour, which gets its name from lyrics in his current single, “Dark Horse.” All proceeds from the six-date run in California will go straight to the California Fire Foundation, aiding them in providing emotional and financial assistance to firefighters, their families and the communities they protect.

“One of the reasons I’m stoked about this tour is because, as a California native, it’s a place very close to my heart, so I always jump at the chance to be back there,” said Devin. “I don’t get to visit my family who still live there as often as I’d like, much less have an opportunity to play multiple shows throughout the state. The fact that all the proceeds from these shows will also go toward helping people affected by the California wildfires makes it that much more special to me.”

Devin Dawson Tour

March 14 | Brisbane, AUS | Willowbank Raceway
March 18 | Lismore, AUS | Town Hall
March 19 | Brisbane, AUS | Old Museum
March 21 | Marrickville, AUS | The Factory Theatre
March 22 | Canberra, AUS | The Abbey
March 23 | Melbourne, AUS | Athenaeum
March 26 | Auckland, NZ | The Tuning Fork
March 30 | Tokyo, JP | Blue Note
April 4 | Green Cove Springs, FL | Clay County Fair
April 13 | Des Moines, IA | Wells Fargo Arena
April 24 | San Luis Obispo, CA | The Fremont Theater*
April 26 | Indio, CA | Stagecoach
April 27 | Bakersfield, CA | Buck Owens Crystal Palace*
April 29 | Sacramento, CA | Ace of Spades*
April 30 | Santa Cruz, CA | The Catalyst Atrium*
May 1 | San Francisco, CA | Slim’s*
May 2 | Chico, CA | Senator Theater*
May 25 | Boston, MA | House of Blues
June 1 | Hobart, IN | Brickie Howl
June 16 | Santa Rosa, CA | Country Summer Music Festival
July 13 | Chicago, IL | Windy City Smokeout
July 19 | Atchison, KS | LakeFest
July 26 | Tooele, UT | Country Fanfest
July 27 | Cheyenne, WY | Cheyenne Frontier Days
Aug. 24 | Grand Island, NE | Nebraska State Fair
*California Smoke Tour

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell