We are thrilled to welcome Nashville-based singer/songwriter Dawn Landes to The Getalong for a special Sunday afternoon concert. Earlier this month, Dawn released her new EP My Tiny Twilight. Before she heads to the UK and Sweden next month supporting Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets, Dawn will perform songs from the new release.
My Tiny Twilight is a six-song collection on Yep Roc Records that was written in the early haze of motherhood and inspired by her young daughter. The EP was recorded in Nashville and features Joe Pisapia (guitar, pedal steel, bass), Sam Smith (drums), and Landes’ husband Creighton Irons (piano).
“These songs come from a place of exhaustion, bewilderment and pure love,” says Landes. “I found myself singing to my daughter constantly to soothe her, entertain her, and pass the time.”
The single and Landes-directed video for “I’m Your Mama,” co-written with her best friend Brooklyn-based visual artist Danica Novgorodoff, premiered at WXPN’s Kids Corner.
Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and Branson, Missouri, Landes spent years in New York’s music scene, where she cultivated her musical gifts. A frequent collaborator with contemporaries Sufjan Stevens, Norah Jones, and composer Nico Muhly, she’s appeared with the Boston Pops, the New York Ballet, and on the TED main stage performing songs from forthcoming musical ROW about fellow Louisville native Tori Murden McClure’s quest to become the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean. Her most recent album and Yep Roc Records debut, Meet Me At The River, was recorded with legendary producer Fred Foster (Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton) and features Bobby Bare, Charlie McCoy, and other A-list Nashville players.
My Tiny Twilight Tracklisting:
- I’m Your Mama (listen and watch the video here)
- Everybody Dream
- I’m Wishing On A Star
- Baby Please
My Tiny Twilight cover art by Amanda O'Brien.