Dawes On Tour –

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Biography

Hailing from Los Angeles, California, US, Dawes are a four-piece folk-rock band, creating a sound reminiscent of 1960s ‘Laurel Canyon,’ of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills & Nash through their dynamic vocal harmonies and well-crafted acoustic songs.

Starting life in 2009, Dawes were formed out of the remnants of the band, Simon Dawes, after main songwriter Blake Mills left the group. The remaining members continued, shortening their name to Dawes. Featuring brothers Taylor Goldsmith (lead vocals/guitar) and Griffin Goldsmith (drums), Tay Strathairn (guitar) and Wylie Gelber (bass), the band recorded their debut album, “North Hills,” with producer Jonathan Wilson. The album received positive critical acclaim, praised for its roots-rock and classic sound. They recorded the album using analog tape, helping to give a vintage authenticity to the record, which also featured contributions from Wilco multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone.

Their second record was released in 2011, titled “Nothing Is Wrong,” which broke into the mainstream charts, peaking at number 23 on the Billboard album chart. Following the release, the band toured alongside Blitzen Trapper on a large-scale US tour. Dawes also performed at the Occupy Wall Street event in Liberty Park, New York, US, helping to support the cause through a set in collaboration with Jackson Browne.

Their third release, “Stories Don’t End,” appeared in April 2013, preceded by the two singles, “From a Window Seat” and “Just Beneath the Surface.” The album again was positively received and faired well in the Billboard charts, reaching number 36, as well as number five in the US Folk Albums chart. Their third album signalled a change in their sound after moving to producer Jacquire King, releasing the album on Red General Catalog rather than ATO Records, which was the home for Dawes’ first two albums.

Dawes – Stories Don’t End – In The Studio – The Recording Process

 

 

Tour Dates

Saturday, April 18th 2015 Portland, OR | US

Friday, June 5th 2015 Seaside Heights, NJ | US

Saturday, June 6th 2015 Seaside Heights, NJ | US

Sunday, June 7th 2015 Charleston, WV | US

Wednesday, June 10th 2015 Chicago, IL | US

NEW SHOW: PORTLAND, OR | APRIL 18

Dawes will play a free Record Store Day in-store performance at Music Millennium in Portland, OR at 6pm on April 18.

More tour dates to be added

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Granny is gone…

It is with great sadness that I share the sad news of the passing of my great-grandmother Odette.  She died surrounded by her family and smiling at us. She was going to be together again with the love of her life — our great grandfather.

She’s no longer with us in this planet, though her legacy will live on for ages, both in the mission of an activist for social justice, against war and the Imperial Grand Strategy for world leadership and hegemony. 

During the German military occupation of France, my great-grandmother crossed the border with Spain many times looking for food for her children. She was never afraid, and she was hard to catch by the fascists.  A tough young Russian, six feet tall and beautiful.

My granny will live in the hearts and souls of her family, Basques and Russians, the men and women of La Résistance française, and all the people who had the pleasure of meeting and working with her for a better world through the years. And as she always reminded her followers, “never forget that it was Russia who won the war.”

You’ll be deeply missed Granny…