Every now and then, it feels good to cue up, wind down and get lost in the lyrics. The band Dawes is deep and has an established sound: that nostalgic, sunshine-infused, Southern California-folk kind of rock and roll. From Joni Mitchell to CSN, Laurel Canyon has long been a creative enclave, and Dawes - hailing from greater Los Angeles - brings some new energy to the neighborhood. Throw in jam partner Conor Oberst and tour-mate Jackson Browne, and we've got ourselves an episode! It's a feel good hour of Sonic Byways, now playing around your electronic campfire.
May 6, 2013