Dawes & Lucius
Los Angeles, CA / Fairview Park, OH
Folk rockers Dawes and dreamy pop rockers Lucius will be performing together as one big badass band. Formed by lead vocalists and songwriters Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, acclaimed indie band Lucius is best known for their sinuous harmonies and highly-original, pop-noir musical artistry. The group, which includes multi-instrumentalists Peter Lalish and Dan Molad, have released three albums, and toured the globe, cultivating a passionate following for their ingenious art-pop creations and exhilarating live performances. The gifted melodicists and songwriters bring a startling level of musicianship to Lucius — which is evident in the astounding talent they’ve collaborated with over the course of their prolific 16-year career. Released in 2013, Wildewoman, Lucius’ debut album, featured the enduring single “Two of Us on the Run” and set off a wave of critical acclaim including Rolling Stone, who called the album’s updated 60’s girl group sounds “fresh and thrilling.” On their second album, 2016’s Good Grief, the Los Angeles-based group mined their influences to create an album NPR called, “Rapturous,” and expanded their quickly growing fan-base even wider. 2022’s 80’s dance-inflected LP Second Nature, produced by Brandi Carlile and Dave Cobb, included “Next to Normal,” one of NPR Music’s top songs of the year, and the sparkling disco-gemmed “Dance Around It,” featuring Carlile and Sheryl Crow. In addition to their work with Lucius, the GRAMMY-nominated Wolfe and Laessig are among the most sought-after vocalists in popular music. The pair are members of Joni Mitchell’s famed “Joni Jam” crew and have graced songs by dozens of contemporary and legendary artists alike including: Carlile, The War on Drugs, John Legend, The Killers, Harry Styles, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Black Pumas, Jeff Tweedy, and Ozzy Osbourne, just to name a few. Influenced by the gentle acoustic style and rich vocal harmonies of the Laurel Canyon sound (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Neil Young, Joni 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. Dawes and Lucius will perform at Treefort 2024 as one band; sure to be a stunner of a show.