David Wax and Suz Slezak form the artistic core of the David Wax Museum, and together with multi-instrumentalist Greg Glassman, fuse traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock to create a Mexo-Americana aesthetic. The group will perform at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
When future music historians look back at the strong currents circulating between the Americas in the 21st century, they will find Los Lobos, Calexico and a charismatic, lanky Missourian singing tight harmony with a Southern belle rattling the jawbone of a donkey.
Combining Latin rhythms, infectious melodies and call-and-response hollering, DWM was hailed by TIME for its “virtuosic musical skill and virtuous harmonies” and has built a reputation among concertgoers all over the U.S, Canada, Europe and China for “kicking up a cloud of excitement with their high-energy border-crossing sensibility” (The New Yorker).
Arrive early at 7 p.m. to enjoy a special Mainstage Lounge including food and beverages sponsored by Harmony Ridge Gallery. Admission to Mainstage Lounge is $5 per person. Call the Hall at 304-645-7917 for more information or visit www.carnegiehallwv.org to purchase tickets.
Carnegie Hall performances are presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.