LAWYER TURNED ROCKER TAKES AUSTIN BY STORM WITH HELP FROM MEMBERS OF “3 DOORS DOWN” AND “38 SPECIAL”
What do you get when you cross a high-powered corporate legal executive with bunch of rock stars? It sounds like the beginning of a silly riddle, but Dawn Botti and her band NEW DAY DAWN are no joke! Straight out of Rivergate Studios with producer Chris Henderson from 3 Doors Down, Botti and her band head to Austin’s “South by South West” festival this month where they will play four showcases in three days.
Though Botti has been practicing law for over 15 years, she never gave up her rock and roll dreams. In 2003 her band Slushpuppy was poised to sign a major label deal with Matt Pinfield calling them “one of the next big things to come out of New York City.” “But that elusive deal never came,” explains Botti, “and at some point the daily grind and pressure to grow up and get practical took over.”
That is, until Botti met music manager James Fetzer who was impressed by Botti’s talent after seeing New Day Dawn perform at the 2010 Millennium Music Conference. “He asked me point blank if I was ready to get serious about my dreams again and that if I was I should call him.”