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Best of: Dawes

Dawes Dawes
Photo courtesy of Noah Abrams
LA’s Dawes Come Down From Laurel Canyon On New Album

May 20, 2013 - Taylor Goldsmith, the songwriter for the Los Angeles based band Dawes, writes heartfelt first-person songs somewhat in the style of his So Cal Laurel Canyon predecessors like Jackson Browne. In an exhaustive interview today with the Cafe’s Michaela Majoun he tells about the inspiration on many of the new songs on Stories Don't End.

The band’s new album was recorded across the country in Asheville, North Carolina, on the group’s own dime as they have decided to go independent and release their records themselves. Their last Nothing Is Wrong was a major success for the four-piece. It led to them opening for Mumford & Sons and others and building a strong fan base.

Dawes played an XPN Free At Noon in March and you can LISTEN to the full, live performance here. Dawes will play the XPoNential Music Festival this July on the waterfront in Camden at Wiggins Park!

This session originally aired on April 26, 2013.

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Recent Release: Stories Don’t End
Release Date: April 9, 2013
Label: HUB
Band Origin: Los Angeles, California