Daytrotter had Dawn Landes in studio last Friday. Apparently, 2010 was a busy year for Ms. Landes. She’s toured most of the year in support of Sweetheart Rodeo (2009). Part of that tour included a jaunt through Europe with husband, Josh Ritter. While on tour, they covered Heady West’s 500 Miles and made that available for the price of an e-mail. Earlier this year, Landes visited the Hear Ya Studios. The videos and mp3s from that session are available here.
I’ve always enjoyed Landes’ work. She likes to dabble in folk, county, and pop music, and is not pretentious about her approach. I think that sometimes she gets overlooked, because she’s not out there making a “statement” by trying to emphasize something that is definitively “Dawn.” Instead, her music has an intrinsic appeal. Sometimes good is just good, and I’ll leave it at that.
I first heard of Landes when she covered Peter Bjorn and John’s Young Folks. Check that cover along with a few other goodies below.
Dawn Landes – Young Folks [mp3]
Dawn Landes – Young Girl [mp3] from Sweetheart Rodeo (2009)
Dawn Landes – Young Girl (official video)
Dawn Landes – Bodyguard (Hear Ya Session 02.09.2011)
Dawn Landes – Wanderin Eye (Live at Eddie’s Attic 02.08.2011)
All kinds of recordings from Dawn Landes at her store.