Dawes should put on an awesome show. I saw their free show at the Santa Monica Pier, and Jackson Brown came out to play with them. He is a real earnest songwriter and a decent live performer. He knows his american and roots music down cold.
OK these guys deserve a bump. There's usually a token "country" cross-over band from Stagecoach at Coachella and this year that would be Dawes except they aren't playing Stagecoach. They'll be in Australia in early April opening for MMJ and Justin Townes Earle and playing some festivals before coming to Coachella.
Surprisingly few good recent videos of them out there - this is live but a small indoor theater audience in the morning. Their show later that night was a raucous good time if you like drunken sing-alongs and Americana.
Here's another recent live one with Mumford & Sons
As soon as Taylor said "Yesterday was a sad day for bands like us" I knew Levon was gone but they absolutely killed it. They are no strangers to The Band having backed Robbie Robertson and recorded in The Big Pink with him last year. One of my favorite sets - loved the chemistry between brothers and Taylor's guitar playing.
I may have misread it. Seems like a little bit of both. Hopefully they come out with Glenn during his set.
Here is what the Bowl's web site says:
The first half of the concert will begin with California-based roots rock band Dawes, joined by special guest Jackson Browne, Kris Kristofferson, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, and Lucinda Williams, performing original songs as well as selections from Campbell’s repertoire that have been of special influence. The concert will close with Campbell performing his most memorable hits as well as selections from Ghost On The Canvas, which has been greeted with unprecedented critical acclaim from all corners.