I’ve been starving for new-to-me music. It’s like a steady helping of good, fresh songs is required nutrients for being a halfway creative human being.
So Joe tells me about this band, David Wax Museum, he heard. He told me they have a Columbia, Missouri connection and that he saw them play a Tiny Desk Concert on NPR and that made me think about how my friend Sam D’Agostino from Mizzou posted about being on a Tiny Desk Concert awhile back. Same band! And they’re quite amazing — if you’re like me and love folk music mixed with Mexican folk music. And they’re playing Des Moines on Wednesday, March 2. Who’s coming with me?
From their bio: “The Museum is closely associated with many of the most innovative Americana bands active today, having toured nationally with The Avett Brothers and the Old 97’s and having shared bills with such acts as Carolina Chocolate Drops, Langhorne Slim, Ben Kweller, The Low Anthem, and Nathaniel Rateliff.” (Ummm, sign me up!)
Listen: You can stream almost an hour of David Wax Museum on NPR.
Watch this fun video that I can’t get to embed because Vimeo hates me. “Born with a Broken Heart” might be their most popular or at least latest fun song:
I remember my friend Christa and I going to see Sam play with People’s Republic of Klezmerica at Mojos, a little venue in Columbia. It’s so great to see people who you know are genuinely kind make it in a creative way.
Here’s Sam in the NPR session, playing the sax:
I hope the Temple is a good venue for them. I’m a little worried that it will be too buttoned up. If they’re a good house show, dancing and clapping kind of band, they’re probably best seen in a venue where that won’t seem awkward.