Dawes is a folk rock band located in Los Angeles, California and consists of brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber and Tay Strathairn. Their California heritage seeps through their artistically crafted sound. More specifically, “Laurel Canyon” sound which is cited for being influenced by legends such as Neil Young.
In August of 2009, Dawes release their first album, North HIlls. Tracks included ‘That Western Skyline’, ‘When My Time Comes’ and ‘Love is All I Am’. Rolling Stone magazine even called North Hills “authentically vintage”. Dawes continued to tour the US gathering fans from all over and creating an amazing following over the years. Their first national tv appearance came in April of 2010 on the Craig Ferguson Show.
As their popularity grew, Dawes decided to get back in the studio and blast out another amazing album. Their sound and songwriter skills matured and Nothing is Wrong, was better than imagined as it was released in June of 2011. Paste Magazineeven placed the album at #8 on their Top 50 albums of 2011. While American Songwriter Magazine placed the song ‘If I Wanted Someone’ at #8 on their Top 50 songs of 2011. With Nothing is Wrong holding strong in the charts, Dawes hit the road with another folk rock band, Blitzen Trapper and is currently on tour.
To check out tour dates or learn and read more about Dawes check them out at: http://dawestheband.com/