Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith has been busy on the road supporting his band’s latest album Stories Don’t End, but the singer/guitarist still made some time to stop by the Fender Artist Showroom in Burbank, Calif., to perform a few songs.
Using an American Vintage ’65 Stratocaster through a ’65 Deluxe Reverb, Goldsmith played stripped down versions of “Million Dollar Bill” from Dawes’ 2011 album Nothing is Wrong and their newest single “From a Window Seat.”
In addition, Goldsmith talked about some of his influences, how he became the band’s lead guitarist and some of the gear he used on Stories Don’t End.
As Goldsmith explains, the song “Million Dollar Bill” is “about severe denial and wanting to be a part of someone’s life… and wanting to tell yourself you can be, even though the reality is that it’s not possible.”
Stories Don’t End is an earnest collection of guitar-driven rockers and sweet ballads that tell different tales. The lead single “From a Window Seat” is definitely a track that plays out a compelling narrative from start to finish. In this Fender Vision video filmed at the Fender Artist Showroom in Burbank, frontman Taylor Goldsmith performs a stripped-down version of “From a Window Seat,” just a man and his guitar.
Specifically, Goldsmith is playing a Fender American Vintage ’65 Stratocaster through a ’65 Deluxe Reverb.
In the last video, Goldsmith chats about his influences and how he fell into playing lead guitar. In addition, Goldsmith reveals what gear he used on Dawes’ latest album “Stories Don’t End.”