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David Wax Museum-Salon at the Barn

August 10, 2024
  • 250 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601
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    Saturday, August 10, at 6pm. This performance will be at the HyArts Programming Annex’s Guyer Barn. Enjoy an intimate setting along with songs from David Wax Museum’s album “You Must Change Your Life,” out May 5, 2023, on Nine Mile Records. “You Must Change Your Life” is an openhearted manifesto – a collection that embodies, then transcends bedrock elements of the band’s 15-year recording career.  For Wax, music has guided every step he holds sacred; he’s followed its palpable power, abiding by its requisite unpredictability. After graduating at the top of his class at Harvard, he wandered off an academic path to southern Mexico, finding what he calls “a clear before/after moment in my life.” There, he studied folk music “at the feet of the masters” and internalized structures and rhythms that continue to drive the band today. He and wife, Suz Slezak, fell in love on their first national tour, setting in motion a future full of vivid waking dreams. Together (now with their two children in tow), they’ve logged 1,500 shows in every corner of the globe. Wax and Slezak have transmitted their kinetic energy in platforms including CBS This Morning: Saturday, Tiny Desk Concert, and NPR’s World Cafe. They have soundtracked love stories on and off screens, from the Netflix #1 show Firefly Lane to the wedding of US Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg. Wax and Slezak permit listeners to answer the whispers around and within them. David Wax Museum blends traditional Mexican music's ancient and ever-relevant rhythms with amber pop hues, their unabashed rock riffs emanating an air of AM radio circa 1975, all tethered together by seductive harmonies. It’s a seamless tapestry of boundless curiosity, an artful display of what Wax frames as “the lines blurring and dissolving between musical cultures and eras.” “You Must Change Your Life” is a celebration and an invocation, pure and infallible: It’s never too late. What are you waiting for? You must change your life. $30. For tickets, visit or call 508-394-7100. HyArts Programming Annex, 250 South St., Hyannis. 

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