Hey Jerks! This week’s Artist You Should Know features David Wax Museum, a multivariate group known for combining the sounds of Americana-bluegrass with Mexican folk. The group consists of two members: David Wax and Suz Slezak, graduates of Harvard University and Wellesley respectively. The two met in the Boston area prior to graduation, and have initiated grassroots tours and album releases in the time since.
On their latest album, ‘Knock Knock Get Up’, David elaborates: “It started with a dance rhythm…and the idea of knocking on someone’s door and someone answering back”.
This is an interesting band not only to listen to but to see live. They channel positive energy and like to experiment with different instruments. Watch them play a dance-worthy cumbia en route to Martha’s Vineyard here. At some shows, the group adds a Quijada (the dried out lower jawbone of a horse or donkey) to their percussion arsenal. Definitely worth checking out!
David Wax Museum- Will You Be Sleeping?