Memphis Dawls - "Skin Like a Cage" (audio) (Premiere)

The warm vocal harmony and inviting mood of Memphis Dawls' "Skin Like a Cage" is but one example of why this trio has made a splash in its native Memphis.

The Memphis, Tennessee folk trio Memphis Dawls, comprised of Holly Cole (guitars and vocals), Jana Misener (cello and vocals), and Krista Wroten (viola, mandolin, accordion, and vocals), has already made a significant splash prior to the release of its forthcoming LP, Rooted in the Bone. Though the band has yet to release its first full-length they have opened for legendary acts like Emmylou Harris, as well as more recent musical innovators like Jack White. "Skin Like a Cage", a cut off of Rooted in the Bone, is both a cozy fit within the recent upswings in folk music and a throwback to the vocal harmonies of Linda Ronstadt's best records.

The group tells PopMatters about the tune: "'Skin Like a Cage' was written for those who consistently rely on distractions to conceal their own unhappiness and remain oblivious to loneliness, but it also offers hope."

Rooted in the Bone is out on November 4th via Madjack Records.

You can catch Memphis Dawls on any of the dates below:

Oct 09

Tavern on Main

Buda, TX

Oct 11

The Wild Detectives

w/ Hares on the Mountain

Dallas, TX

Oct 14

The Deli

w/ John Calvin

Norman, OK

Oct 15

Kirby's Beer Store

Wichita, KS

Oct 16

Davey's Uptown

Kansas City, MO

Oct 17

Vaudeville Mews

w/ Karen Meat & the...

Des Moines, IA

Oct 18

The Lift

w/ Boxcar Phantoms

Dubuque, IA

Oct 20

Bandung Indonesian Restaurant

w/ Nellie & the Honeys

Madison, WI

Oct 21

Boone and Crockett

Milwaukee, WI

Oct 22

Tonic Room

Chicago, IL

Oct 26

River Arts Festival

Memphis, TN

Oct 30

Black Lodge Video

Memphis, TN

Nov 10

Slim's Downtown

w/ Jack the Radio

Raleigh, NC

Nov 11

Southern Rail

Carrboro, NC

Nov 17

The Saint

Asbury Park, NJ

Nov 18

Bourbon & Branch

w/ Todd Fausnacht, Vita

Philadelphia, PA

Nov 19

Triumph Brewing Co.

New Hope, PA

Nov 20

Hill Country

Washington, DC

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