Dawes to play The Englert 8/19


 Dawes will be playing at the Englert Theatre Sunday August 19th at 8:00 PM.

Nathaniel Rateliff will be supporting Dawes.

“The best rock ‘n’ roll is never preconceived,” says Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith. “It’s almost a country mentality: ‘This is what we do. We write songs.’ That’s how it is for Dawes.”


photo by Kevin Hayes

A self-described “American rock ‘n’ roll band,” Dawes represent everything pure and true about that fundamental delineation, four talented friends making music together, fueled by a shared belief in the power of their songs. With their latest album Nothing Is Wrong, the Los Angeles-based band – singer/guitarist Goldsmith, his brother Griffin on drums, keyboardist Tay Strathairn, and bassist Wylie Gelber – continue to master their blend of singer/songwriter reflection with folk, country, and AOR-inspired arrangements, all ringing guitars, soaring harmonies, and heartfelt melodies. -The Englert

Dawes is an American rock band comprising brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber, and Tay Strathairn, hailing from Los Angeles, California. Dawes was formed from the band Simon Dawes when co-songwriter Blake Mills left, abandoning their post-punk sound in favor of folk rock.

Dawes is part of the Laurel Canyon sound, whose influences include Crosby, Stills, and Nash and Neil Young, among others, centered in the North Hills area of Los Angeles.  At the invitation of producer Jonathan Wilson, the band joined an informal jam session in the area 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.The band made their television debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on April 14 2010. The band’s song “When My Time Comes” played during the final scenes and closing credits of the season two finale of Hung.

Dawes performed with Robbie Robertson on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman and ABC’s The View in support of his new album, How To Become Clairvoyant, featuring Taylor Goldsmith on background vocals.

“”When My Time Comes”” was featured in a national advertising campaign by Chevy.

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