The mesmerizing musician Conor Oberst and the dudes themselves, Dawes kickin ass and taking names at their Newport Folk Festival set.

“So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.” 
- Looking for Alaska

“In some ways it’s unfortunate that all my music is out there because I’m kind of embarrassed by some of it. I never had the problem of the Mickey Mouse [Club] star who suddenly had to reinvent themselves with a hard-rock record. If anyone’s interested in my songs, they can follow the trail right back to the beginning.”