Watch Dawes cover Billy Joel’s “Big Shot” at #XPNFest

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Dawes | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo |

One of the biggest highlight of the 2015 XPoNential Music Festival was Dawes‘ Friday night headlining set (read a recap here), and one of the highlights of that set was an encore cover of “Big Shot” by Billy Joel.

Drummer Griffin Goldsmith took lead on it, and his delivery is so spot-on similar to Long Island’s favorite son that I was over in the production tent wondering why we were blaring 52nd Street over the PA. (Don’t judge – it had been a long day.) Revisit the cover below in a video recently posted to VuHaus.

Dawes’ set was outstanding in general, and you can check out more of it in these performances of “I Can’t Think About It Now” and “Right on Time.” And don’t forget to explore our complete XPNFest coverage here.

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