If you ever stop and wonder where a certain artist lives that you’ve heard on Songs:Illinois there’s a 50/50 chance they’re either from Boston or Austin. That’s because Boston is the original home of folk based music in the US and Austin is the new home of roots music. So flip a coin and see where it lands for The David Wax Museum. Boston wins out over Austin today.
This record came out in early 2010. The band made a little stir this summer at the Newport Folk Festival and from there they are picking up radio play and tour dates. So this record is a grower. It’ll grow on you and it continues to grow across the country. This song is from the new record Carpenter Bird; it’s called “The Persimmon Tree”.