Dawes - Majestic Theatre, Madison, 2010 (IA).

From the Internet Archive (IA) this is a concert recording of Dawes performing at the 600 capacity music venue, The Majestic Theatre, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, back on November 12th 2010.

For those unfamiliar with this fine band here is a fairly 'rough and ready' summary from Wikipedia - Dawes was formed from the band Simon Dawes after the departure of co-songwriter Blake Mills, subsequently abandoning a post-punk sound in favour of folk rock. Dawes has been described as having a Laurel Canyon sound derived from artists such as Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young.

At the invitation of producer Jonathan Wilson, the band joined a local informal jam session that included Conor Oberst, The Black Crowes's Chris Robinson, and Benmont Tench. The band recorded their debut album, North Hills, in Laurel Canyon in a live setting to analog tape, resulting in a sound that Rolling Stone magazine called "authentically vintage". Wilco multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone is also credited with appearing on the release.

Original keyboardist Alex Casnoff left the band in late 2010, and was replaced by Tay Strathairn. The band made their television debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on April 14, 2010. Dawes released their second album, Nothing Is Wrong, on June 7, 2011 and toured the US co-headlining with Blitzen Trapper. Dawes played alongside Jackson Browne at the Occupy Wall Street event in Liberty Park, on December 1, 2011. The band also appeared as themselves on the February 7, 2012 episode of the NBC television series Parenthood.

The band released their latest album back in June this year and they are undertaking a number of gigs in the USA into December, more details can be found on their website (see link below). Dawes is composed of brothers Taylor (guitars and vocals) and Griffin Goldsmith (drums), along with Wylie Gelber (bass) and Tay Strathairn (keyboards).

Recording Details: Soundboard and audience matrix, WAV to FLAC.

Sound Quality: Very Good

Set List:

01. Intro
02. My Girl To Me
03. When You Call My Name
04. So Well
05. That Western Skyline
06. God Rest My Soul
07. My Way Back Home
08. Bedside Manner
09. How Far We've Come
10. Love Is All I Am
11. Time Spent In Los Angeles
12. Peace In The Valley
13. Fire Away
14. When My Time Comes
15. encore break
16. encore intro
17. A Little Bit Of Everything
18. Let Me Be Your Anchor
19. aftershow music on PA
20. recordist's signout

Website: Official Here.

Comments: There are FLAC, Ogg Vorbis and mp3 files along with the streaming material over at the Internet Archive (here).

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