DAVID WAX MUSEUM
on Around This Town
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
4:30 pm (est)
David Wax and Suz Slezak of David Wax Museum will stop by WTJU on Thursday, January 23, for a visit to Around This Town. Not only will they chat about their Lambeth Live concert that Friday night right here on WTJU, but also about their upcoming three week Tuesday winter residency at the Southern in Charlottesville that starts on January 28.
When future music historians look back at the strong currents circulating between the Americas in the 21st century, they will
David Wax Museum’s eclectic sound has deep roots in Mexican and American soil. On several trips south of the border, including a yearlong Harvard fellowship, David Wax has immersed himself in the country’s rich traditional music culture, son mexicano, learning from the form’s living masters. Suz Slezak was homeschooled by her father on a small farm in rural Virginia, and reared on music – old time, Irish, classical, and folk. The two met in 2007 and began blending their unique musical perspectives to form the band.
The bonfire of success David Wax Museum has kindled with its innovative, grass-roots approach is currently roaring. After years busking at house concerts and touring with The Avett Brothers, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and the Old 97s, DWM picked up the 2010 Boston Music Awards Americana Artist of the Year. In 2011 they released their second album, the acclaimed Everything Is Saved. The album’s single Born with a Broken Heart won the BMA’s Song of the Year. But critical mass came with the band’s breakout performance at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival, an opportunity won by DWM fans in an online competition. NPR called their concert at Newport a highlight of the entire weekend, Bob Boilen of All Songs Considered filed their sound under “pure, irresistible joy”, and the Museum was invited back to Newport to