Prescott Park presents David Wax Museum

The River House Restaurant 2011 Wednesday Night Concert Series Presents David Wax Museum


PORTSMOUTH, NH - On August 10 at 7pm, Prescott Park Arts Festival in partnership with the River House Restaurant will present David Wax Museum for a suggested donation of $8-$10. Recently anointed Boston's Americana Artist of the Year (2010 Boston Music Awards), David Wax Museum has been called by National Public Radio "pure, irresistible joy."


Missouri-born Harvard graduate David Wax and Virginia-born Wellesley College graduate Suz Slezak combine Mexican folk with American roots and Indie rock, creating a unique, vibrant sound. Says the Boston Herald, "The David Wax Museum, a young Boston act of great invention and verve, delivered retro-folk with great élan. When they jumped in aisles and on chairs to deliver their rowdy, frisky folk, it was unplugged, but it electrified the crowd."


Wax, inspired by his many travels to Mexico, convinced Slezak in 2007 to track down a donkey jawbone, a traditional percussion instrument from Veracruz. David Wax Museum now not only features the jawbone but also the fiddle along with dynamic vocal harmonies.


David Wax Museum is closely associated with some of the most innovative growing Americana bands today, having toured nationally with The Avett Brothers and the Old 97s. The band has also shared the stage with Carolina Chocolate Drops, Langhorne Slim, Ben Kweller, The Low Anthem, and many more.


"There is a lot of buzz around the David Wax Museum right now," says Prescott Park Arts Festival Executive Director Ben Anderson. "We booked them as one of our 'discovery' acts, but I'm so excited to learn how many people have already caught wind of their sound already. It's going to be a great show."


Since 1974, Prescott Park Arts Festival has successfully reached over 3.5 million people through more than 10,000 music, theater, dance, and art productions offered at no fixed admission on the banks of the Piscataqua River. The 37th season will feature the presentation of The Wizard of Oz as the festival's signature musical production, as well as a variety of food festivals including NH Fish and Lobster Festival and Chili Festival.


Located on 3.5 acres in beautiful downtown Portsmouth, Prescott Park Arts Festival is considered to be a gem of the Seacoast and introduces many residents to their first experience with a live performance. For the entire season schedule or to become a Member or Sponsor, please visit our website at or call 603-436-2848.

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