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LIVE: DAWES – April 22, 2016 (Knoxville, TN)

| 26 April 2016 | Reply


Venue: Bijou Theatre

City: Knoxville, TN

Date: April 22, 2016

Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett


Dawes came to Knoxville on a Friday night and everyone was ready to party. Taylor Goldsmith said it was the first sellout on the current tour and they planned a few extra songs in appreciation. A short recording from Purple Rain played in tribute to Prince as they took the stage. They sounded amazing with soulful guitars and extended jams throughout the night. Griffin Goldsmith came out from behind the drums, and joined his brother and keyboardist Lee Pardini for acoustic versions of  “How Far We’ve Come” and “Take Me Out of the City.”  Guitarist Duane Betts and bass player Wylie Gelber completed the group.  Security let fans move stage side mid show, which got the crowd even more involved.  Taylor said they decided to forego an encore break so no one could sneak out early. I doubt that would have been the case as everyone was having a great time and Dawes was putting on one the best shows Knoxville has seen this year! They ended the night with “All Your Favorite Bands.” Mid song he turned the mic out to the crowd, which sang every word! It was a fitting conclusion for a great performance and fun night for all lucky enough to grab a ticket in time.






Category: Live Reviews, Photo Galleries

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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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