The Memphis Dawls had a very good 2012: The acoustic-based folk/alt-country trio — guitarist Holly Cole, cellist Jana Misener, and violinist Krista Wroten — gave their 2011 debut EP a bigger promotional push and starting playing out more — a lot more. In the process, they emerged as one of Memphis' best and most buzzed-about live acts. And it's looking like 2013 could be even better, with a recently recorded single at Ardent Studios on deck and hopefully setting the stage for a full-length debut. The band's instrumental and vocal interplay is well-honed now and appealing to lots of different audiences. They'll put it on display on Saturday, January 12th, at the Hi-Tone Café, with acoustic cohorts the Sleeping Bulls, from Oxford, Mississippi, also on the bill. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $10.