grass stains: Dawes – “With a Little Help from My Friends”

photo by Matt Jacoby

Dawes, a young four-man Americana and soul band out of North Hills, CA that’s currently on tour with Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons, appeared on NPR’s World Café this week. The band has this Joe Cocker, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 70s rock vinyl sound, but they’re kids.

Dawes’ debut album, North Hills, is easy to like with lots of Sunday driving tunes and passion filled vocals. However, I was most impressed with the live cover of “With a Little Help From My Friends” in the video below featuring the backup vocals of Chisel and his band. NYC can catch Dawes and Chisel at the Bowery Ballroom on February 19th.

Dawes on NPR’s World Café

Dawes on MySpace

North Hills on Amazon