Old Crow, Milk Carton Kids, Tim and Nicki Bluhm and More Join Dawes in Newport
Dawes kicked off a two-night “Dawes and Friends” run at Newport, RI’s Jane Pickens Theater last night. A late night show tied to the nearby Newport Folk Fest, the evening featured a number of guests who were in the area for the classic festival.
After opening with songs like “From a Window Seat,” “Fire Away” and “Most People,” Dawes brought out their unofficial fifth member Blake Mills for “Unworthy” and “History of My Fife.” (Dawes backed Mills at Newport Folk earlier in the day and Mills sat in with the band at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre on Wednesday night.) Then, Tim and Nicki Bluhm, who were at Newport for a set with their band the Gramblers, joined Dawes for “From the Right Angle” and “Stories We Could Tell.”
The collaborations continued late into the night. The members of the Milk Carton Kids sat in on “Anchor” and “It’s Alright Now,”
while Houndmouth appeared on “Western Skyline.” Finally, Old Crow Medicine Show took the stage with Dawes for a brief mini-set that included one of their original songs, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ “American Girl” and the Dawes sing-along “When My Time Comes.”
Dawes will return to the Jane Pickens Theater tomorrow.