The Memphis Dawls

When: Sat., July 2, 8 p.m. 2011

The Memphis Dawls at Otherlands Coffee Bar Long a solo performer, local singer-songwriter Holly Cole now fronts two bands. With Holly & the Heathens, which debuted on record last year, she gets a kicky foundation equal parts country and indie rock. With the Memphis Dawls, Cole teams with cellist Jana Misener (Giant Bear) and violinist Krista Wroten (currently playing in Amy LaVere’s band, but also a member of the Heathens) for a prettier, softer folk sound built on lilting strings and harmony vocals. It’s an old-fashioned but timeless sound echoed by song titles such as “Driftwood,” “Hickory,” and “When Sorrow Leaves You.” The band celebrates the release of its eponymous four-song debut EP at Otherlands Coffee Bar on Saturday, July 2nd, with Ruthie Shaffer. — Chris Herrington

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