The 9 Songwriter Series came to Union Stage last week and delivered a great show with performances by artists Chris Cassaday, Eli Lev, JP Jenks, Elena Lacayo, Sol Roots, Greg Vickers, Casey Cavanagh, Siobhán O’Brien, and event promoter/emcee Justin Trawick. Ari Strauss shot the performances of all nine artists.
Created in 2008 by singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, The 9 Songwriter Series is a touring live music event created with the idea of nine artists getting together and combining their talents in order to play in big clubs and to more people than the artists would individually.
Each installment features nine solo singer/songwriters performing in rotation and often sitting in with each other, providing audiences with a rich, intimate, and varied listening experience. This certainly was the case at Union Stage on Thursday, April 5. To date, over 60 different artists have participated in “The 9,” at events in DC; Bethesda, Baltimore, and Annapolis, Maryland; New York City; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Arlington, Richmond, and Charlottesville, Virginia; and even Charlotte, North Carolina.
Here are some pictures from “The 9 Songwriter Series” at Union Stage on April 5, 2018. All photos copyright and courtesy of Ari Strauss.
Justin Trawick and Sol Roots:
Chris Cassaday, Elena Lacayo, Eli Lev, Justin Trawick, and Greg Vickers:
Chris Cassaday, Eli Lev, Justin Trawick, and Greg Vickers:
Chris Cassaday and Greg Vickers:
Chris Cassaday, Justin Trawick, Eli Lev, JP Jenks, Elena Lacayo, Sol Roots, Greg Vickers, and Casey Cavanagh: