Snapshots: Sol Roots @ The Soundry — 8/9/18

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Sol Roots performs at The Soundry on Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Sol Roots and his band gave a hot performance recently at The Soundry in Columbia, Maryland, putting in a 45-miute opening set before New Orleans-great Jon Cleary took the stage.

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Snapshots: Jon Cleary @ The Soundry — 8/9/18

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Jon Cleary performs at The Soundry on Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Fresh off a European tour with Bonnie Raitt’s band, Grammy Award winner and New Orleans funkmaster Jon Cleary paid a visit to The Soundry in Columbia, Maryland, recently to deliver a smokin’ hot, 90-minute R&B/funk/soul performance. Jon is currently touring in support his newest album, Dyna-Mite, published by Thirty Tigers in July.

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Snapshots: Zac Brown Band @ Nationals Park — 7/27/18

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Zac Brown fronts the Zac Brown Band at Nationals Park on July 27, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Despite the threat of severe weather and flash floods in the region, the long-awaited Zac Brown Band concert at Nationals Park went off without a hitch on Friday when the band’s Down the Rabbit Hole Live Tour paid a visit to the nation’s capital.

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Snapshots: Shania Twain @ Capital One Arena — 7/15/18

ShaniaTwain_CapOneArena Shania Twain performs at Capital One Arena on July 15, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Shania Twain’s NOW Tour, one of the most anticipated summer tours of 2018, hit DC on Sunday. The five-time GRAMMY winner and reigning Queen of Country Pop held court before a sold-out crowd at Capital One Arena and gave her audience a passionate two-hour performance with all the glitz and glamor befitting the highest-selling female country artist of all time.

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Music Park: Masters of the Telecaster @ City Winery — 6/30/18

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GE Smith says, “This gave us this,” performing with the Masters of the Telecaster at City Winery on June 30, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Local DC guitar legend Tom Principato joined with iconic guitarists Jim Weider (The Band, The Weight Band) and GE Smith (Hall and Oates, Saturday Night Live Band, Bob Dylan) for a Masters of the Telecaster performance on Saturday at City Winery DC. Backed by drummer Josh Dion (Josh Dion Band), who provided much of the vocals, and bassist Lincoln Schleifer, the trio of guitarists took turns in a storyteller format, introducing songs, featuring solos, and discussing how the Telecaster made its mark on their careers.

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Snapshots: Big Sam’s Funky Nation @ The Hamilton — 6/23/18

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Big Sam’s Funky Nation performs at The Hamilton on June 23, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

New Orleans’ Big Sam’s Funky Nation brought the NOLA funk to The Hamilton Live on Saturday, and the audience, all on their feet and grooving, loved it!

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