Live Review: Strand of Oaks @ U Street Music Hall — 4/11/19

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Strand of Oaks performs for KEXP on April 16, 2016. (Photo by Dan)

Strand of Oaks, the project of singer-songwriter Timothy Showalter, opened its set with “Weird Ways,” the lead cut from the recently released album Eraserland. Addressing the crowd at U Street Music Hall, Tim stumbled into a joke: “That’s my brilliant commentary: good to play music. Line up that Pulitzer.”

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Live Review: Dawn Landes @ The Hamilton Live — 4/7/19

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Dawn Landes performs at The Hamilton Live on April 7, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

In her fourth show touring with Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue, Americana singer-songwriter Dawn Landes put on a stunning opening set. The Nashville resident played tracks from her last two albums, as well as a forthcoming EP and a musical she’s creating.

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Live Review: Nick Lowe @ The Hamilton Live — 4/7/19

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Nick Lowe performs with Los Straightjackets at The Hamilton Live on April 7, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

I’d never seen The Hamilton as completely full as it was for Nick Lowe’s recent concert. It was completely sold out, seated and standing room alike. Nick Lowe deserved that reception.

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Live Review: Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives @ The Birchmere — 4/4/19

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Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives (Photo by Alysse Gafkjen)

In 2017, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives won the Americana Music Association Award for Group of the Year. It was easy to see why at an appropriately fabulous show at The Birchmere recently.

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