Contact Us

Dawes Explain What It Takes to Last in the Music Industry – Exclusive Video

Subscribe to KATS: THE Rock Station on

With so many bands trying to make the big time each year, breaking out is only half the battle. Once they’ve secured a spot on music fans’ collective radar, they then must maintain that position with each passing month. And it’s not easy.

Los Angeles-based folk rockers Dawes know all about this.

“It’s still a very precarious profession,” drummer Griffin Goldsmith says in an upcoming episode of ‘Guitar Center Sessions Presented by JBL.’ “And you know, until you’ve made enough money to sit on it forever … you’ll never necessarily do this for 10 years.”

You can watch an exclusive video clip from the episode, which will air on DIRECTV on July 27 at 8PM EST, above.

Dawes have released three albums since their 2009 debut, ‘North Hills,’ including last year’s ‘Stories Don’t End.’ They’ve been on the road ever since, headlining shows as well as sharing the stage with Conor Oberst, who recently collaborated with the band.

Still, Dawes’ frontman, Taylor Goldsmith, realizes that their current success could hit some major obstacles in the future. But he’s optimistic. “I feel like we all love this too much,” he says. “If we have to go back to couch surfing in order to play music — I don’t know.”

Next: Watch an Exclusive Video Performance by Puss N Boots

Best of KATS

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Kat House quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Kat House contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.