Live Review: The Seldom Scene @ The 8×10 — 1/24/19

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The Seldom Scene performs at The 8×10 on Jan. 24, 2019. (Photo by Matt Ruppert)

The Seldom Scene is closer to their 50th anniversary (2021) of making music than they are to their 40th, and they maintain relevance in the scene that by many accounts they either buoyed or helped create.  They certainly nodded to bluegrass traditions at The 8X10 in Baltimore recently. But like so many musicians that followed them, The Seldom Scene borrowed from other genres such as country, rock, and pop – with ease and a deep familiarity.

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Snapshots: 19th Street Band @ The Hamilton Live — 1/18/19

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The 19th Street Band performs at The Hamilton Live on Jan. 18, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

The 19th Street Band played at The Hamilton Live recently, opening for Town Mountain. Ari Strauss went along for the ride, and he captured some terrific pictures of the band.

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Around Town: Official Hip-Hop Museum Launch Party @ Blind Whino — 1/18/19

IMG_1759 Tony “Big Tony” Fisher of Trouble Funk at the official Hip-Hop Museum Launch Party at Blind Whino on Jan. 18, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Thanks to Dave Mays (founder of The Source Magazine), Jeremy Beaver (owner of Listen Vision Studios/founder of Hip-Hop Museum), and Culture House (formerly Blind Whino), DC has yet another museum to add to its proverbial list.

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Live Review: Maryjo Mattea @ DC9 — 1/11/19

Maryjo Mattea @ DC9 Washington DC, 11/01/2019 Maryjo Mattea performs at DC9 on Jan. 11, 2019. (Photo by Paivi)

Willowy and chirpy, Maryjo Mattea did not at first seem like a performer who might draw comparisons to post-grunge women of the ‘90s. But once Maryjo started singing, she sang with gutsy fervor, eliciting smiles and dances as tunes tumbled out of her guitar and into our ear at DC9 recently.

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Snapshots: Kentucky Avenue @ The Hamilton — 1/5/19

KentuckyAve Kentucky Avenue performs at The Hamilton Live on Jan. 5, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

DC-based Americana band Kentucky Avenue performed a set at The Hamilton Live recently. The performance on Saturday was in support of Celtic-rock sensation, Scythian, who headlined the evening.

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