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David Wax Museum returns home from tour with extra cargo
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Just after the close of its final tour of 2013, the David Wax Museum welcomed a new member — or, technically, the newest addition joined the band before she made her official debut. Suz Slezak, the fiddle and donkey jawbone-playing half of the duo, toured with the neo-folk Mexo-Americana act up until three weeks before she gave birth to her first child, Calliope Ruth, in early November. Life didn’t change all too much for the folk musician during her pregnancy; she’s been living a nomadic existence alongside her bandmates as the they’ve been touring full-time since fall 2009, more or less, so it’s hardly surprising that a burgeoning belly failed to keep her, David Wax, and the rest of the crew from the tour dates they had scheduled across the country. The baby’s a natural so far at this whole band life thing — she didn’t make a peep when it was time for them to get together to rehearse for their year-end hometown show at The Sinclair on Saturday — and that’s only a slight surprise to Slezak. More