When it is released next week, Dawn Landes‘ new album, Bluebird, will set the bar very high for all music that follows in 2014. I know it’s early on, but nothing has hit me quite as hard, nothing has warranted as many repeated listens as Bluebird. Landes has crafted a showpiece album of extreme beauty, tenderness, and warmth. It’s a record flush with feeling, spanning the spectrum of emotions. I find it hard to not click “track 1” when I reach the end and start the journey again. With Bluebird, I hope that Dawn Landes will be recognized as one of today’s great American voices.
Dawn Landes performs this Friday, February 14th at the Boot & Saddle in Philadelphia. More information can be found here. Listen and watch the video for “track 1” aka “Bluebird” below:
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