Concert Pick: Karen Jonas @ Pearl Street Warehouse (3/31/19)

Karen Jonas and Tim Bray
Karen Jonas and Tim Bray (Photo from FB @karenjonasmusic)

Time for another round of great Americana and country music!

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Concert Review: Cass McCombs @ Union Stage (3/4/19)

Cass McCombs
Cass McCombs (Photo Credit: Silvia Grav)

Like a lightning rod, DC was struck by Cass McCombs for two hours, piling on his lyrical poetry and kick-ass riffs.

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Concert Pick: Alice Phoebe Lou @ Jammin Java (3/7/19)

Alice Phoebe Lou
Alice Phoebe Lou (Photo Credit: Jonathan Kop)

South African folk and blues singer-songwriter, Alice Phoebe Lou, will grace the DC area and you should be there!

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Concert Pick: Mandolin Orange @ 9:30 Club (2/7/19)

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Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz of Mandolin Orange (Photo from FB @MandolinOrange)

Mandolin Orange returns to the 9:30 Club on February 7th, and if you love folk music, you should definitely be there.

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Concert Review: Liz Cooper & The Stampede @ 9:30 Club (12/11/18)

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Liz Cooper & The Stampede (Photo credit: Shervin Lainez)

Liz Cooper & The Stampede came to the 9:30 Club prepared to deliver on promises and shatter expectations.

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Concert Pick: Liz Cooper & The Stampede @ 9:30 Club (12/11/18)

Liz Cooper & The Stampede
(Photo from FB @LizCooperandTheStampede)

Time for a folk rock good time with the openers for headlining Phosphorescent.

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Concert Review: Gregory Alan Isakov @ 9:30 Club (11/11/18)

Gregory Alan Isakov
Gregory Alan Isakov (Photo Credit: Rebecca Caridad)

The number of people that expressed their love for Gregory Alan Isakov was astounding, and many didn’t hold back from the public displays of affection.

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Concert Review: Mary Chapin Carpenter @ The Birchmere (10/30/18)

Mary Chapin Carpenter at Real World Studios
Mary Chapin Carpenter at Real World Studios (Photo Credit: Ethan Johns)

Celebrating 30 years of country and folk music mastery, Mary Chapin Carpenter returned to The Birchmere for two sold out shows on October 29 and 30th!
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Concert Review: Andrew Bird, Gabriel Kahane and the NSO @ Kennedy Center (10/28/18)

Andrew Bird with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra 9/26/18
Andrew Bird in Indianapolis on Sept. 26 (Photo Credit: Tony Vasquez for Jams Plus Media Vasquez Photography)

I wasn’t sure what to expect from my first NSO pops concert. I could imagine a mega pop star – like Beyoncé or Barry Manilow, belting hits backed by swelling strings. But what to expect when one of your featured artist’s claim to fame is riding Amtrak around the US to bridge the political divide, and the other just finished recording his violin standing barefoot under a bridge?

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Concert Pick: Glorietta @ Rock and Roll Hotel (10/19/18)

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Glorietta (Photo Credit: Eric Tsurumoto)

The Texas super-group, Glorietta descends on DC on Friday, October 19th!

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Concert Pick: Andrew Bird and the NSO @ Kennedy Center (10/27 & 10/28/18)

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Andrew Bird ((Photo Credit: Tanner Morris))

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird’s most recent album, Echolocations: River, was recorded solo, barefoot in the Los Angeles River.

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Concert Review: Jade Bird @ Rock and Roll Hotel (9/28/18)

Jade Bird @ Rock and Roll Hotel on Sept. 28, 2018
Jade Bird @ Rock and Roll Hotel on Sept. 28, 2018 (Photo from FB @JadeBirdMusic)

“It’s been a total pleasure.”

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Concert Pick: Courtney Marie Andrews @ Rock and Roll Hotel (9/20/18)

Courtney Marie Andrews
Courtney Marie Andrews (Photo from FB @CourtneyMarieAndrews)

If you’re looking for a reason to head over to H Street NE, we have one…

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Festival Pick: Appaloosa Music Festival 2018 @ Skyline Ranch Resort (8/31-9/2/18)

Scythian performing @ Appaloosa Festival
Scythian performing @ Appaloosa Festival (Photo Credit: Craig Spiering)

Still time to get your tickets to Appaloosa! Where the Scythian play, the fiddles roam and you can camp out too.

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Concert Pick: Liz Cooper & The Stampede @ 9:30 Club (6/17/18)

Liz Cooper & The Stampede
Liz Cooper & The Stampede (Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez)

Don’t miss Liz Cooper & The Stampede opening for Houndmouth at the 9:30 Club!

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Festival Pick: Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival (6/9/18)

Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival
Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival (Photo Courtesy of Living Classrooms)

The celebration for the Year of the Anacostia continues with the 9th annual Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival (KIBFF).

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