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Taylor’s work has been widely recognized for his excellent story-telling and honest lyrics. Esquire Magazine called Goldsmith “The best young songwriter in America” and says of his songs “these are songs that don’t just speak for themselves but accomplish something far rarer – they speak for us.” The lead singer, primary songwriter, and guitarist of Dawes, Goldsmith’s work is showcased on the band’s four albums to date, 2009’s North Hills, 2011’s Nothing is Wrong, 2013’s Stories Don’t End, and 2015’s All Your Favorite Bands.