April 3, 2020

That Great 70’s Sound Lives!

By Chaplain Mike

Some of my favorite music of all time came out of the “Laurel Canyon” folk-rock movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s, with artists like Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, the Eagles and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

Here’s one of my NEW favorite bands that hearkens back to that sound. This is Dawes, and we will be reviewing their latest album in our third quarter listening review. For now, enjoy an acoustic version of one of the great cuts from this record.

I heard about Dawes through our good friends at Mockingbird, and you can go HERE to get more about this great band at their site.

Comments

  1. “Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, the Eagles and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young”

    Oh, I loved hearing them too, Chaplain Mike. I guess I would have to have more of Dawes to see if they at the level of those people, in my opinion.

  2. This is my favorite genre of music (probably because I play acoustic). There is nothing like a good harmony. I especially like it when two people just kind of pick up and sing (that can bring me the greatest joy when things connect).

    In that vein there is a youtube video (I don’t remember how I came across it) that i go to once in a while that puts a smile on my face- its just something a mother and daughter did spontaneously – a cover of the Beatle’s Two of us (on yukelele no less)…

    Enjoy…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMIK_3B_ew

  3. Speaking of Mockingbird (mbird.com) have you seen their interview with Robert Farrar Capon? One of today’s posts over there. A good quote from Capon:

    “My intent has always been to turn Scripture on its head to help others see the freedom we’ve been given in Christ. And like the sustaining bass notes in an organ piece, my underlying message has always been the constancy of God’s Grace.”

    (been grumbling to myself lately and turning house upside-down because i can’t find my copy of Between Noon and Three; would order another but it had notes scribbled in margins and inside cover; don’t get too near me when i’m like this…)

    I think it was about a year ago iMonk did a discussion of the book. I remember finishing it up during the days after hurricane Earl, much like the fine weather we’re having here, post-Irene. Great reading weather and great book.

    but i can’t find it…

  4. What?!? 😯 No David Crowder singing “How He Loves?”? 😉

  5. Very clean.

  6. The full-band version is really good, too – sort of sounds like Poco.

    Heard an interview with Carlos Santana on the radio this morning on the subject of the momentary volatility and fashion of life versus the eternal. I never heard a conversation like that on the local Salem radio station. We need to find new great artists before the Dylans and Santanas are gone. Will such greatness come from the church? Hope so, but I doubt it. I don’t know if that is because the church is so shallow or because it frowns on the time and effort required to nurture greatness (why bother, because it’s all gonna burn, right?). Gnosticism strikes again.

  7. It is clear that Taylor Goldsmith is the heart of this group, so how long will it be before he jettisons the group’s name and just bills it under his name alone? Let’s face it, he IS the talent in the group and the songs ARE his.

  8. Not bad. I’m sure you probably like Wilco too, since they have a similar sound at times.

  9. Some of my favorite music of all time came out of the “Laurel Canyon” folk-rock movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s, with artists like Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, the Eagles and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

    Then you must buy/borrow and read GIRLS LIKE US: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon – and the Journey of a Generation, by Sheila Weller. All those people have starring or supporting roles in the book as the author tells the tangled and troubled tales of these three pioneer female musicians. You’ll not be able to listen to their music the same way again after you know the stories behind many of the songs.