David Wax Museum bring "Line of Light" to UK in January/February20-01-2020
Fronted by married duo David Wax and Suz Slezak, the Charlottesville, Virginia-based musicians of David Wax Museum blend folk, roots and Americana with the regional music of Mexico. In 2010, they were dubbed "the break out act" at the Newport Folk Festival, and in August 2019, they released Line of Light, their latest studio album. With this album they're over for a brief tour across the UK this month:
28/01: London, UK - AMA UK
30/01: Birmingham, UK - Kitchen Garden Cafe
31/01: Bristol, UK - The Folk House
01/02: Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
02/02: Sheffield, UK - Greystones
04/02: Leeds, UK - Oporto
05/02: Manchester, UK - Gullivers
06/02: Gateshead, UK - Sage Two
07/02: Llandudno, UK - 3rdspace Kitchen & Bar
09/02: Brighton, UK - Prince Albert
Filled with vocal harmonies, Mexican stringed instruments, melodic hooks, and blasts of brass, David Wax Museum's albums fly the worldly flag for a brand of Americana that reaches far beyond American borders. Weaving the personal with the political, the global with the spiritual, Line of Light chronicles the landscapes and longings that connect us all.
This is honest, heartfelt music about sweeping ideas, anchored in sharp songwriting and uncluttered by heavy-handed studio production. For those who caught one of David Wax Museum's earliest shows — long before the toured alongside Buena Vista Social Club, and earned an audience that's as international as the band's own sound - the album feels like a homecoming of sorts, sweetened with various contributions but still grounded in the raw power of the band's two-member core. It's a bright album for murky times, a reminder of music's ability to drive out the darkness, one song at a time.