Give me something
So good and true
So good and true
That it hurts
~ David Wax Museum, 'A Dog in This Fight'
The band is comprised of the husband and wife duo, David Wax and Suz Slezak along with David's cousin, Jordan, and a few other members who filter in and out depending on the song. Their music is primarily folk rock with Mexican Son and Americana influences. Between the trumpet, Suz's shell and violin, the mandolin and the accordion, it's a total harmonic explosion. Within minutes, I felt like I had been transported to Cuba and was listening to the band outside at a street cafe under the night sky. The chemistry between David and Suz was tangible and it coolly seeped out into the crowd, steadily bringing our buzz to a new level with each song. Suz's voice is so smooth it almost drips like honey. Her sweet, songbird vibrations are the perfect accompaniment to David's deeper and sometimes rusty, drawl. From their manager, Nate Erwin, I later learned that the band originated in Somerville, MA and that David and Suz met when they started playing together. As I mentioned, they now have a 5 month old little girl who happened to be sleeping in the green room as they played. I know this because about halfway through the show, the band paused between songs and Suz slipped out, letting us know that she was going to quickly check on the baby. No joke. Clearly, the baby has no problem sleeping through noise as David and crew immediately jumped right back in with Yes, Maria, Yes at full volume, happily keeping the rest of wide awake and on our toes.
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Harder Before It Gets Easier - David Wax Museum