Dawn Landes

 Dawn Landes has been floating around my LastFm recommended artists for ages and ages. I actually listened to her a long time ago and I remember thinking that she had a nice voice but wasn’t worth investigating further. Today I watched her recent Black Cab Session and really enjoyed it and thought it was fun, which makes me think I should investigate further.

Here is her Daytrotter session which I will give a listen tomorrow. Now that I have gotten so used to going to shows every day I much prefer to see artists live before I form a solid opinion on them. She’s got quite a few US dates, hopefully she’ll tour more and come here. Here is her Myspace. I don’t like that Young Folks song, but Dawn does an interesting bluegrass cover of it:


3 Responses to Dawn Landes

  1. Adam April 12, 2009 at 10:24 pm #

    Your dislike of ‘Young Folks’ is failworthy, Mottershaw. However, Dawn Landes’ cover is pretty sweet, I actually saw her three years ago support The Earlies (Midlake were also on that bill, playing to 30 people at most!)

  2. Jon April 13, 2009 at 6:24 pm #

    Dawn is great. I saw her play Brighton last year, and on the day she was wandering around town and came across a ‘rock school’ so walked in, and she was so impressed by these two 12 year old kids (Liam and Dylan) that she asked them to come perform a song on stage a her gig that evening, which they duly did, and they were great. I see them busking around town, and they are excellent songwriters still. It was a totally cool and original thing to do, and I’ve loved her for it ever since. And her album’s pretty good too!

  3. anikainlondon April 13, 2009 at 11:22 pm #

    awwwh that sounds really sweet!

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