Grimy Fenders, posh Gretsches, and handmade Gibson knockoffs meet streamlined pedalboards and vintage amps for this L.A. folk-rock outfit featuring Duane Betts on lead guitar.

PG’s John Bohlinger hung with Taylor Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber, and Duane Betts of Dawes before their April 2016 gig at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. With Gelber’s self-made basses, Goldsmith’s classic axes, and Betts’ historic hand-me-downs, Dawes show that simplicity get’s it done.


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How does a legacy artist stay on top of his game? The pianist, hit singer-songwriter, producer, and composer talks about the importance of musical growth and positive affirmation; his love for angular melodicism; playing jazz, pop, classical, bluegrass, jam, and soundtrack music; and collaborating with his favorite guitarists, including Pat Metheny and Jerry Garcia.

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