It was September 2015 and Amanda Leigh Moore was sad. Her career was stalled. She was separating from her husband Ryan Adams, who would later come out with an album about their relationship entitled, “Prisoner.” Her Instagram was mostly pictures of small animals and humorous Ryan Gosling memes referencing astrology.
But! There was a song that was inside her soul. It was not one that she’d tried to write over and over again. It was one by Dawes, a folk rock band fronted by Taylor Goldsmith, with his brother Griffin Goldsmith on drums.
Musically talented siblings with a precious metal in their last name joining together to create music in the enduring style of Joni Mitchel?