If winter chills your bones, David Wax Museum's blissful sonic sunshine that fuses American folk with Mexican son into a self-dubbed style, ‘Mexo-Americana’ will bring the needed warmth. Both sides of the border are clearly present, making them just as likely to be compared to The Avett Brothers as Calexico. David Wax began the project with multi-instrumentalist (and now wife), Suz Slezak, after a year in Mexico learning to play the Jarona Jarocha (a smallish, Mexican instrument resembling a guitar). They broke into the alt-folk scene with a string of self-released albums, constant touring, and lauded festival performances, including the 2011 CFMF. Now with six albums under their belt, and equipped with wonderfully eclectic instrumentation including a donkey jawbone, David Wax Museum’s musical fusion is rooted in tradition, but constantly evolving.
Biography by Maddie Nelson