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TURF reviews: Dawes at Fort York – July 6, 2013

Dawes bassist Wylie Gelber at TURF July 6. Photo: Tom Beedham

Dawes bassist Wylie Gelber at TURF July 6. Photo: Tom Beedham

Travelling from Los Angeles, CA, Dawes brought to TURF folk music routed through a vintaged rock disposition.

The group captivates audiences with lyric-based songs delivered over guitar play that sees frontman Taylor Goldsmith rendering neck-squeezing chords that make full use of his instrument’s six strings. That instrumentation’s complimented by brother Griffin Goldsmith’s march-worthy drums, Wylie Gelber’s steady bass, and Tay Straithairn’s subtle keyboard embellishments.

It’s nostalgic roots rock for the lovers of Crosby, Stills, and Nash.

Originally published by The Ontarion.