Our good friends and house show alums Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes have been getting a lot of buzz lately, and rightfully so. In the past few weeks they’ve played several showcases at CMJ along with a fantastic set at Communion’s November showcase in Nashville. Their fast-paced six-song set reminded us quickly just why they’re one of our favorite bands to come out of Music City recently.
Just last week, their brand-spankin-new song “Passenger” debuted on Grey’s Anatomy. Couple that appearance with the band’s first Daytrotter session being recorded today in Rock Island, IL, and it’s a safe bet that the current buzz around this band just may grow exponentially as the rest of the country finds out what we in Nashville have been excited about for awhile.
The boys are on tour the rest of November, heading up and down the West Coast with a few stops in Texas before concluding their tour at Memphis’ famed Hi Tone Cafe. If you happen to be in any of the cities listed below, we highly recommend you run, not walk, to their show. Oh, and bring your dancing shoes, because these guys know how to throw a party. Check out the aforementioned “Passenger” below. It really showcases a different, more restrained side of the band and allows their harmonies to take center stage. We wholeheartedly approve.
11/9 – St. Louis, Missouri – Blueberry Hill (The Duck Room)
11/10 – Carbondale, Illinois – The Hangar 9
11/11– Rock Island, Illinois – Rozz-Tox
11/12 – Rock Island, Illinois – Daytrotter
11/13 – Colorado Springs, Colorado – The Modbo
11/15 – Seattle, Washington – Seattle Living Room Show
11/16 – Seattle, Washington – Comet Tavern
11/18 – Redding, California – Vintage
11/20 – Sacramento, California – Torch Club
11/21 – San Francisco, California – Hotel Utah
11/23 – Santa Monica, California – TRiP
11/25 – Long Beach, California – DiPiazza’s
11/26 – Yosemite National Park, California – Yosemite National Park **Private Event**
11/28 – San Antonion, Texas – 502 Bar
11/29 – Austin, Texas – The Parish Underground
11/30 – Fort Worth, Texas – The Wild Rooster
12/1- Memphis, TN- Hi Tone Cafe