Glen Campbell Celebration at The Hollywood Bowl/Dawes at Bonnaroo

As you may or may not know, Country music legend Glen Campbell (Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Country Music Hall of Fame) was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.   In honor of his legacy and brilliant music career, he will be performing at the Hollywood Bowl on June 24 for one final night of merry-making in Los Angeles with contemporaries and protégés alike.  Sharing the stage will be Jackson Browne, Kris Kristofferson, Jenny Lewis, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Lucinda Williams and Dawes.
Glen Campbell’s Rhinestone Cowboy:
Dawes will open the first half of the show with some “special guests.”  I’m not sure how the guests could get much more special than the lineup already released, but chances are, the Hollywood Bowl audience is in for a real treat.
Dawes are incredible performers and musicians and are a wonderful choice to honor Mr. Campbell.  Their lyrics could be read as poetry and their harmonies melt souls.  I was honored to see brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith perform as an acoustic duo at a BMI event at Sundance.
The music was even more beautiful stripped down.  Their set at Coachella was equally enjoyable as the full band passionately and energetically shared their songs.
A highlight of that set was when they covered The Band’s The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down in honor of Levon Helm’s passing.   Dawes have a very clear strong connection with country/folk-rock music of the 60s and 70s and will undoubtedly do justice to the rich career of Glen Campbell.
If you will be attending Bonnaroo, be sure to check Dawes out on Friday, June 8 at 7:30pm at The Other Tent and Saturday, June 9 at 1:30pm at the Sonic Stage.
Watch their video for When My Time Comes:
or my personal favorite:

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