Spotlight Series: Memphis Dawls

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Hold onto your hats—tomorrow night Cleveland, Miss. will be hit by a whirlwind of country, folk and soul when  The Memphis Dawls take the Levitt AMP Cleveland stage. Hailing from Memphis, Tenn., these contemporary folk sweethearts made their Levitt debut last year in their hometown with a memorable performance at Levitt Shell.

With a sound that's part folk, part country and part gospel (and musical mentors like Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt), the Memphis Dawls honor the legacy of folk music while infusing their own contemporary flare. 

The three lovely ladies who make up the Memphis Dawls—guitarist Holly Cole, violinist Krista Wroten Combest and cellist Jana Misener—met during high school and have been making music together since 2010, when the trio came together to play for a benefit concert for a former high school teacher who had passed. The three immediately realized that together they created something powerful—full of heart and rich, tight harmonies. 

To get a taste of what folks in Cleveland, Miss. will experience tomorrow night, check out this live performance filmed during "The Circus Life Podcast," a weekly show taped live from Cue Recording Studios in Falls Church, Va.

And for Levitteers in Charlottesville, Va., check out the free Levitt concert happening this Saturday!