Trey Anastasio fronts Ghosts of the Forest at The Anthem on April 6, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Phish fans were jubilant recently as Trey Anastasio made a weekend stop at DC’s The Anthem to unveil a new band, Ghosts of the Forest, and a forthcoming album by the same name. The sold-out performance was the third stop on a short nine-show April run for the Phish frontman’s newest side-project.
Don McLean performs at The Birchmere on April 5, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Don McLean visited The Birchmere on a recent Friday night, and the singer-songwriter best known for his 1971 hit, “American Pie,” gave a masters class on storyteller musical performance.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performs at The Birchmere on March 28, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
The Birchmere transformed into a swing lounge one evening recently when Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the OGs of contemporary swing revival, made their 15th appearance at the iconic music venue. The band offered a 90-minute performance that featured past and present hits from their vast catalog, along with a few numbers in tribute to the New Orleans music scene from which Scotty Morris, the band’s leader, draws deep influence.
Amy Black performs at City Winery on March 24, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Nashville singer-songwriter Amy Black put in a great solo performance with acoustic guitar at DC’s City Winery recently, providing the opening set for The Blind Boys of Alabama.
The Blind Boys of Alabama perform at City Winery on March 24, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
The titans of gospel took everyone to church when The Blind Boys of Alabama performed a show at City Winery in DC on Sunday. The Grammy Award winning group put out a 90-minute set which, by the end, had the crowd on its feet, dancing with hands raised, and giving the occasional, “Amen” to the men on the stage.
The Motet performs at 9:30 Club on March 9, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
The Motet rolled into DC recently and put in a two-hour funk show that turned into a dance party at the 9:30 Club.
JJ Grey & Mofro performs at 9:30 Club on March 7, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
J Grey & Mofro delighted fans at 9:30 Club recently with two hours of Southern soul jam.