Dave Rawlings is a man rife with contradiction. Although his partnership with long-time collaborator Gillian Welch has spawned six albums in 20 years, his name makes the cover of only one of them. Most of the time, he abstains from […]
Dawes is and always will be a live band. Their first four albums were filled with California harmonies and sweeping guitar solos that take on new energies when played in a live setting. Their most recent record, We’re All Gonna […]
If you let fan comments on Facebook influence your thinking, which as a general rule of thumb, you should DEFINITELY NOT DO, you will think the new Dawes album, We’re All Gonna Die is either pure perfection or the worst […]
Whenever the The Steel Wheels comes to town, the rubber hits the road with a rolling, fricative sound – a pushing forth of melody and movement with the vocal fix of lyrics layered in magic. Recently, the band, led by […]
The L.A.-based band Dawes has built their singular near-decade-long legacy on integrating a strong indie-rock influence with a Laurel Canyon harmonic folk-rock. The mix has given them a strong following among millennials and aging baby boomers alike, counting Jackson Browne and Alabama Shakes’ Brittney Howard […]
What an embarrassment of riches we’ve gotten in terms of new releases this season, from some of the finest artists on the scene — those who have been around for decades, and those who are just finding their footing. This […]
Dawes, hailing from Los Angeles, emerged in 2009, part of a wave of urban Americana bands, including Blitzen Trapper (Portland, OR), Avett Brothers (Charlotte, NC), and Mumford & Sons (London, UK), among others. From their debut album, North Hills, the […]
Another one!! This time it’s Shakey Graves at Norfolk, Virginia’s NorVa Concert Venue. Again, young performers of alt this or alt that seem to have made up their minds that no-one’s going to leave one of their concerts without a […]
“Somebody’s gotta do it,” says Jay Sweet, producer of the Newport Folk Festival, when I ask what inspired him to take up the charge of keeping the long-running festival alive and relevant. “I felt like it was the granddaddy of […]
Mipso’s charming and vivacious fiddler / vocalist / songwriter Libby Rodenbough, who’d been dressed in a startlingly tight, dazzlingly white outfit for their earlier Red Wing performance, said she almost burst (her) eardrums for a front-row dose of Dawes. at […]
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