David Wax Museum is a new favorite. Discovered within my Newport planning, this band is the Magic Hat contest winner to perform at the Folk Festival in two weeks. Fed by a mix of roots in Missouri, Mexico and just outside of Charlottesville, the band has toured with top notch acts like The Avett Bros, The Low Anthem, Rhett Miller, the everybodyfields and more.
Check out their story here and a few tracks below. Their 2009 album, Carpenter Bird, is amazing and includes the first vid below, “Beekeeper.” There’s also a new album coming out this fall. That’s available for pre-order on their web site in a variety of enticing forms.
Carpenter Bird on Amazon – $8.99 at time of posting