I Turned Off Thinking About[CD]
'A pleasing twist on your usual americana fare, a kind of son-infused cowboy treat.' -- Lonesome Music 'Ambitious fusion of North-and-Latin-Americana...Best by far is the brilliantly hypnotic and riveting 'There Was a Bridge.'' -- The Noise: Rock Around Boston 'You should know The David Wax Museum.' -- Anyone's Guess 'Roaming and expanse [sic] and other times very simple and straightforward, the songs of the David Wax Museum are each their own kingdoms...It was hard to chose a favorite.' -- Ryan's Smashing Life The David Wax Museum's new album features an innovative blend of Americana folk and traditional Mexican son. Recorded in David Wax's hometown of Columbia, Missouri, with his long-time musical collaborators, I Turned Off Thinking About draws inspiration from the likes of Wilco, Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams, Iron & Wine, Lyle Lovett, and The Band. David Wax spent the first two years of college on a cattle ranch in California before transferring to Harvard, where he studied poetry and Latin American history. He recently returned from a year in Mexico learning rural folk music. The new instruments and rhythms he brought back can be heard in two of the album's most distinctive tracks. 'The Great Unawakening' showcases the jarana jarocha and is based on a traditional son jarocho song from southern Veracruz. The unique rhythm of son huasteco drives 'There Was a Bridge,' which David plays on the jarana huasteca. His multi-instrumentalist cousin Jordan performs the genre's characteristic violin flourishes. The David Wax Museum now calls Boston it's home and is quickly making a name for itself as an up-and-coming band.
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