The revitalization of classic L.A. rock
With admirers like Jackson Browne, Tom Petty keyboardist Benmont Tench in their corner—and even Bob Dylan, with whom they toured in 2013— this self-described "American rock ‘n’ roll band" has drawn instant acclaim for its rootsy revitalization of classic L.A. rock. Dawes is a classic rock and roll ensemble: four talented friends making music together, fueled by a shared belief in the power of their songs. They blend singer/songwriter reflection with folk, country, and album-rock-inspired arrangements filled with ringing guitars, soaring harmonies, and heartfelt melodies. They're unmatched as road warriors, and that comes through in songs rich with weariness, longing, and restless reflection. Dawes exemplifies the so-called Laurel Canyon California folk-rock sound, with influences from Crosby Stills & Nash and Neil Young, but with a full consciousness of all the music that has come along since then. Dawes comes to Michigan with a new album, "We're All Gonna Die."
This show takes place at the Majestic Theatre, 4120 Woodward, Detroit. It's co-presented with AEG Live.