NPR darlings Dawes and Robert Ellis played La Zona Rosa in Austin on August 24th. It’s really nice to see both coming into their own. Dawes’ latest ‘Nothing is Wrong’ featured heavily in their set, and Robert Ellis was far more animated than I’d seen him at his last two outings in Austin.
Really great offerings by both, and I have no doubt they are all-in for the long haul. While folk and country might not be your bag (and they’re certainly not things normally in my basket), these two break some of the traditional molds and add unique and moving additions which makes them hard to pin down to just those categories.