Fabulous Americana Triple-Header At The Sinclair

Two of my favorite bands to see live – Darlingside and David Wax Museum – along with an artist who was new to me, Anthony D’Amato, played a marvelous show to a sold-out crowd in March at The Sinclair. I was fortunate to be in the house that night and witness the reaction of people who had seen only one of the co-headliners when they saw the other co-headliner! Both bands got many new fans that evening.

David Wax Museum and Darlingside (a capella in the audience)

David Wax Museum and Darlingside (a capella in the audience)

Darlingside was first to the stage (after opener D’Amato) and played their usual high-energy set of Americana music. I apologize for the quality of the photos which are not up to my usual standard (the lighting was not ideal for them).

Darlingside

Darlingside

They are touring in support of their most recent release, Birds Say, which has received much critical acclaim (and for good reason).

Darlingside

Darlingside

Auyon Mukharji on fiddle and mandolin, David Senft on bass and guitar, Don Mitchell on guitar, and Harris Paseltiner on cello comprise the band. All sing lead and harmony, and those harmonies are spectacular!

Auyon Mukharji

Auyon Mukharji

David Senft

David Senft

Don Mitchell

Don Mitchell

Harris Paseltiner

Harris Paseltiner

They are smart, witty, and extremely talented and would be well worth your time to see.

Darlingside

Darlingside

A fair number of people left the venue after Darlingside’s set, and they missed the wonderful David Wax Museum set.

David Wax and Suz Slezak

David Wax and Suz Slezak

Touring to support their most recent release, Guesthouse, they delivered an energetic set of Mexo-Americana music.

Suz Slezak

Suz Slezak (yes, that is a donkey jawbone)

David Wax

David Wax

Their set spanned all their albums, and they performed their best-known songs to the delight of the audience.

David Wax

David Wax

Suz Slezak

Suz Slezak

Members of their band are Chris Dammann, Charles Rivera, and Danilo Henriquez.

Danilo Henriquez

Danilo Henriquez

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Charles Rivera

Chris Dammann

Chris Dammann

For the encore, both bands (it is possible that D’Amato was there as well, but I was not able to see him if he was) came out into the audience with their instruments and performed a couple of numbers a capella. What an incredible to way to end a superb show!

Darlingside and David Wax Museum

Darlingside and David Wax Museum

As previously mentioned, opening the show was singer-songwriter Anthony D’Amato. I enjoyed his set and look forward to seeing him again at Green River Festival.

Anthony D'Amato

Anthony D’Amato

Get out to see both headliners as often as you can! This was a brilliant pairing for a tour.

Thanks to Darlingside for the ticket; all opinions are my own.

About suze72

I've loved the arts all my life... I go to a lot of concerts, take lots of photos and want to share them. Every once in a while I do something other than a concert, too. The Boston area is full of opportunities to indulge my passion - I'd like to help make it yours too!

Posted on May 16, 2016, in concert photos, concert reviews, music and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Anthony D’Amato at Great Scott (which you are boycotting) on June 15th.

    • You are so right! I can’t make plans that night anyway, even if he were playing at a better venue. Thanks for thinking of me though!

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