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The New Dawn: News

September Concert - June 11, 2009

We will be playing a concert in Portland, Oregon on September 11, 2009. The New Dawn will be opening the concert for The Remains from Boston. The Remains opened for the Beatles on their last American tour in 1966. You can purchase tickets at We put a link to their site on the links page. See you there.

The re-issue CD is in. - February 20, 2009

The re-issue of our 1970 album is now in and available at Jackpot Records. Isaac and his crew at Jackpot did a terrific job. The new CD looks and sounds great. You can order at . It's on the front page of their website this month. Check it out.

Guestbook. - December 31, 2008

I had to shut the guest book down for awhile because we have a website that has been downloading dozens of ads for different prescription drugs onto the guestbook. I have had to delete 25 to 50 guestbook entrys everyday. A real pain. As soon as we figure out what to do, we will turn it back on. Thanks

"There's a New Dawn" CD. - December 31, 2008

I received word from Jackpot Records that the new CD of our 1970 album will be released on Feb. 24th, 2009. It will have the songs from the original album, plus three new ones that we recorded in the studio in 1971, but never released. Plus, pictures of the group from back then.

A dear friend is gone. - September 6, 2008

On May 14th, 2008, Bill Gartner, one of the original members of The New Dawn, lost his battle with cancer in McHenry, Illinois. I have started to write this short statement about Bill's passing on the groups website many many many times these past four months, but usually just sit here doing more thinking and remembering than writting. Bill was a best friend and I still have a hard time believing that he is gone. He was excited and looking forward to the new release of the 1970 album in the next month or two by Jackpot Records in Portland, Oregon. I wish he could have seen it. The album will be dedicated to Bill and to our bass player Bobby Justen who died ten years ago. Good bye and God Bless my friend. You will be dearly missed.

Sad News. - February 28, 2008

I received an e-mail today letting me know that Kenny Curl, one of those that we held the benefit dance for, passed away this past Tuesday. I am thankfull that we held the dance when we did and didn't wait another month or so. Kenny was there and seemed to really enjoy himself. Rest in peace my friend, and may God bless.

Benefit Concert and Dance - January 19, 2008

The benefit concert and dance last weekend was a huge success and alot of fun. Over $3000.00 was raised. For myself, it was not only a great feeling knowing that we were helping two friends that needed the help and removing some of the rust that had built up from not playing publically for a few years, but seeing my kids and grand-kids in the crowd dancing and having a good time was priceless.

Free CD's. - January 10, 2008

Lucy in Kansas and Sergai in Belarus were the first to respond to the e-mail list check and each will receive a free "Rekindled" CD. Thanks once again to all of you who sign our e-mail list each month. It shows that we have fans in 140 different countries around the world. Cool.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years. - December 18, 2007

We are approaching the Holidays fast, so I just wanted to take this time and wish all of you a very very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from The New Dawn.

Benefit Concert and Dance - December 1, 2007

We will be dusting off the guitars and drums to do a benefit concert and dance for two local people that need some help with medical expenses. One was seriously injured in an accident and doesn't have insurance. The other is fighting cancer. The benefit will be held at the V.F.W. hall in Willamina, Oregon on January 12th starting at 7:00 P.M. Two other local bands will also be performing. So, if you like good classic rock and happen to be in the area that saturday, be sure to stop and say Hi.

Sept. CD Winner - September 27, 2007

Carol from Oregon was the first to respond to the E-Mail address check and won a free "Rekindled" CD. We were going to give one to the first overseas fan that responded, but none did. Bummer. Maybe next time.

CD Winner - July 5, 2007

Susan in Oregon was the first to respond to the E-Mail list check and won the free CD. A friend from France, Jaak, pointed out that it was impossible for those who live overseas to respond quick enough to beat those who live here to win a free CD because of a delay in receiving the e-mail. So, the next time we check the validity of the e-mail list, we will give a free CD to the first person to respond from the U.S.A. and a free CD to the first person to respond from another country.

48,000 website hits in June - July 2, 2007

We were a few hits shy of 48,000 for June from 131 different countrys.

Angel Broadcasting Network - May 20, 2007

If you get a chance, check out a new internet radio station at You can listen to new independent Christian artists and their new song offerings. If you find an artist or song you like, you can click on the request button and have it played. Pretty cool. They have all of the songs off of the "Rekindled" album, so check it out and as a fan, request a few of them. The stations play list is made up of requested songs.

E-Mail Winner - April 27, 2007

Sorry about not doing the e-mail address test last month, but I had knee surgery in February and just got lazy. A fan named Chet was the first to respond to the address check this month and has been notified, but so far, has failed to send us his mailing address so we can send him his free "Rekindled" album. We will patiently wait another week to hear from him. If we don't, we will contact the second person that responded to the address check and send them their free album, if they send their mailing address to us.

January CD Winner - March 6, 2007

Congratulations to Karl from Germany on winning the free CD for January by being the first person to respond to our monthly e-mail test.

Website Stats for January - February 6, 2007

The website had over 32,000 hits in January from over 108 different countries. Thank You! Also, the 1970 album has arrived at about 25 different digital download sites worldwide. But it can take up to two months before it shows up in their system. So, please be patient and keep checking. We will be running the monthly e-mail address check next week for the free album give-a-way. The first fan to respond to the e-mail will receive a free "Rekindled" album.

December CD Winner - January 12, 2007

Congratulations to Barbara in Louisiana on winning the free CD for December by being the first to respond to our monthly e-mail list test.

A New Year - January 1, 2007

Wow. It doesn't seem like it, but "Rekindled" was released a year ago. What a year. The groups website was also lauched one year ago. It has grown from 104 hits from 5 countries in January of 2006 to over 22,000 hits in December from 99 different countries. Sales of the CD have been slugish, but we expected that, since our sales are driven by word of mouth instead of promotional moneys to advertise the existence of the album. But the overwhelming positive response from those who have listened to the album makes even slugish sales seem okay. Slowly, but surely, the word is getting out there. Thanks to all of you fans out there that keep coming back to the website and spreading the word to others. We are starting to write some songs for the next album, but completion of that project could be a year or two away. Once again, thanks and I hope that you have a terrific New Year. Stay safe and God Bless.


Merry CHRISTmas - December 20, 2006

I hope all of you have a very happy and safe holiday season.

November CD Winner - December 19, 2006

Congratulations to Gertie from New Zealand on winning a free "Rekindled" CD by being the first to respond to our e-mail address check for November.

20,000 Hits - December 1, 2006

The website had over 20,000 hits in November from 94 different countries. Thanks to all of you, it grows each month.

Free Album - November 14, 2006

We want to congratulate Dale from Indiana on winning the free "Rekindled" album by being the first to respond to our e-mail. We will have occasional give-aways in the future. But, in order to have a chance of winning a free album, you have to sign our e-mail list. Then, when we check our e-mail address list to see if the address' are valid, you will have a chance to be the first to respond.

16,000 hits in October. - November 7, 2006

Visitors to the website almost hit 17,000 hits in October. I continue to be amazed by the number of hits and the number of country's that visit the site each month. To all of you, thanks and God Bless.

Oasis Sampler CD - October 30, 2006

The new Oasis Sampler CD for inspirational music is out and one song from the "Rekindled" album (I Will Trust In You) is on the compilation CD. Oasis mails this CD to several hundred radio stations nation wide, so, any radio station that plays inspirational music should have one. Be sure to call your local radio station and request to hear "I Will Trust In You" from The New Dawn. Thanks.
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