Making their first appearance on Mountain Stage is young duo The David Wax Museum. Its exciting and vibrant hybrid of traditional Mexican folk and Americana has earned accolades from the Boston Music Awards, and its performance from the 2010 Newport Folk Festival resulted in a return appearance in 2011.
David Wax became interested in Mexican folk while spending summers in rural Mexico. In 2007, Wax teamed up with violinist and singer Suz Slezak, who he encouraged to track down a quijada, a traditional Mexican percussion instrument made from a donkey's jawbone.
Along with multi-instrumentalist Greg Glassman, the pair was thrilled to be joined onstage by fellow Mountain Stage guests Dar Williams (on "Let Me Rest") and Bela Fleck (on "Yes, Maria, Yes").
This segment originally aired on May 18th, 2011.