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Sweet Heart Rodeo

Dawn LandesAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Titling her third album Sweet Heart Rodeo might appear a calculated risk but singer-songwriter Dawn Landes, Kentucky-born and Brooklyn-based, swears she didn’t have the Byrds’ pioneering 1968 country-rock classic “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” in mind. Instead she was thinking of her great-grandmother’s beau, a young man who ran away to join the rodeo during the Great ... Read more in Amazon's Dawn Landes Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 19, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • ASIN: B002ZMMND8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #154,131 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Somewhere out there is a writer who can fill a screen about a friend's wife as if he and she were sole proprietors who just happen to share an apartment.

Not this writer.

And it didn't matter who Josh Ritter married. This guy is so incredibly nice that my wife and I couldn't avoid putting his bride under the microscope --- as if, from this distance, we could actually figure out if she's worthy of him.

(Yes, I know: We didn't flip the question and decide if he was worthy of her. That's a job for her friends.)

Dawn Landes made my job easy --- eight months into the marriage, she released a CD, Sweet Heart Rodeo, giving me a chance to assess her talents and then, under the guise of journalism, ask her every impertinent question I could think of.

If childhood holds the key to adult careers, Dawn Landes is textbook. She was raised in Branson, Missouri, which is a countrified Vegas, and Lexington, Kentucky. Her mother worked for non-profits --- the ballet, Planned Parenthood --- so it's not surprising to learn that Dawn was the kid passing out Planned Parenthood condoms in the high school parking lot.

Not that she was any kind of rebel. "I was a rule breaker who didn't party," she says. "My ambition was to be a genetic research scientist/performer." A tomboy, she played soccer and ran track. And she learned unlikely skills: "I can weld, I can solder, I'm a gearhead."

Yes, but what about music? "I played some open mikes in my last year in high school," she recalls. "But mostly, I'd play for 300 Governor's Scholars every week in the summer. You know --- nerd camp ."

College only meant New York for her, so she did two years studying psychology and literature at New York University.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! November 29, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I first heard Dawn Landes when she opened for Elvis Perkins in Dearland. I bought this CD right after the show and have listened to it endlessly. She's got a great rockabilly-indie-folk something going on. I'd say this is one of my must-have albums of the year!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely voice, dito songs. November 19, 2011
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Learned quite recently about Dawn Landes when I was browsing the Youtube-channel of wncyradio: [...]
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The songs on Sweetheart Rodeo are beautifully crafted miniatures. If you like Suzanne Vega on her first two albums and Songs In Red And Grey you will certainly love Sweetheart Rodeo (and Fireproof, a DL-album I bought later on).
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