New music from a band that combines Americana and Mexican son
The roots of David Wax Museum stretch back over a decade, and all the way from New England to Mexico. As a student at Harvard, David Wax began traveling south of the border to study and immerse himself in Mexico's traditional music and culture. Back in Boston, he met fiddler/singer Suz Slezak, whose love of traditional American and Irish folk music fused with Wax's Mexo-Americana into a singular, energetic blend that captivated audiences and critics alike (Bob Boilen of NPR Music hailed their live performance as "pure, irresistible joy"). Their 2010 breakout performance at the Newport Folk Festival made them the most talked-about band of the weekend. They released a trio of albums that earned escalating raves everywhere from SPIN and Entertainment Weekly (which described them as sounding "like Andrew Bird with a Mexican folk bent") to the New York Times and the Guardian (which dubbed the music "global crossover at its best"). They earned an invitation to return to Newport, this time on the main stage, as well as dates supporting The Avett Brothers, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Buena Vista Social Club, Guster, Los Lobos, and more. The David Wax Museum comes to Michigan with a new album, "Lines of Light." Songwriter Heather Maloney opens.