Grant Dawson

Songwriter / Performer / Author / Joyful traveler

Upcoming Performances


Grant Dawson

The second album from Grant Dawson, featuring nine new originals and a romping cover of an old-timey classic. Partly satirical, partly tenderhearted and all the way entertaining, its more fun music for the active listener.


Spellbound Way

Grant's debut album. Ten originals featuring Grant on piano, with help from a great supporting cast of musicians from the Twin Cities music scene.

Children’s book

Where Does the Squirrel Sleep?

Grant's first children's book! Grant's lilting poem is brought to life with lush illustrations by Nathan Stromberg. It really is the perfect bedtime book for the very young.

Original music

Murder Is Her Hobby

In January of 2018, Grant's original music was used as part of exhibition celebrating the life and work of Frances Glessner Lee at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C.

Original music

Of Dolls and Murder

Grant wrote and performed original music for this award-winning documentary, on the life and work of Frances Glessner Lee.

Music & Performance

Other stuff

You may have seen or heard Grant elsewhere: TPT's MN Original, improvising for Stevie Ray's Comedy Cabaret or The Peabody Players, or on stage with his piano.