David Wax Museum
The Drake (44 N Pleasant St, Amherst MA)
$20-25 ($15 student)
7pm Doors, 8PM Performance
Pioneering folk musicians David Wax and Suz Slezak are the plucky husband-wife duo behind the eclectic, exuberant “Mexo-Americana” band David Wax Museum. After 14 relentless years touring the country and world, half of them with their two young children in tow, COVID’s abrupt disruption in March 2020 created a first jarring, then welcome creative pause for the Charlottesville, VA-based band. This past April, David Wax Museum self-released Euphoric Ouroboric, one of four records (and a new solo LP Suz) the band made during quarantine and the band’s first foray into the experimental world of D.I.Y. home recording. Producer and longtime collaborator Alec Spiegelman (Okkervil River, Kevin Morby, Pokey LaFarge) blended drum machine loops with human performances, blurring the lines to chart new sonic territory for the band. Now that venues are open again, there’s no keeping this band off the road.