Influenced by the gentle acoustic style and rich vocal harmonies of the Laurel Canyon sound (Crosby, Stills & NashNeil YoungJoni Mitchell) as well as the shambling, romanticized Americana of the Band, Dawes have built a loyal following with their vintage-influenced aesthetic. The group, centered around lead singer/songwriter Taylor Goldsmith, initially broke through in 2011 with sophomore album Nothing Is Wrong, which drew critical praise. They’ve continued to garner chart accolades, including topping the Billboard Americana/Folk Albums chart with 2015’s All Your Favorite Bands and 2016’s We’re All Gonna Die. Dawes also scored a number of Top Ten Adult Alternative Songs hits, including “Things Happen” (2015), “When the Tequila Runs Out” (2016), and “Who Do You Think You’re Talking To?” (2020). Along with their chart success, Dawes have retained their experimental energy, embracing an ’80s adult contemporary vibe on 2020’s Goodluck with Whatever and dipping into jazzy, Steely Dan-style rock on 2022’s Misadventures of Doomscroller.