Preview: The Circus Life Podcast feat. Justin Trawick and The Common Good @ 9:30 Club, 7/27/19

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Justin Trawick (Photo by Casey Gill)

Singer-songwriter Justin Trawick presents a sixth anniversary concert for his podcast, The Circus Life, at 9:30 Club on Saturday, July 27! At the show, you can see Justin and The Common Good, along with FeelFree, The Dirty Grass Players, Mystery Friends, Abigail Furr, and other special guests.

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Preview: Masters of the Telecaster @ Rams Head on Stage, 7/26/19, @ City Winery, 7/27/19

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The Masters of the Telecaster perform at City Winery DC on June 30, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Known collectively as the Masters of the Telecaster, Jim Weider, Tom Principato, and GE Smith celebrate the Fender Telecaster in two shows in the greater DC area this weekend — at Rams Head on Stage on Friday, July 26, and City Winery DC on Saturday, July 27. Each of the two shows will pay special tribute to a DC-area musician who owed their musical legacy to the Telecaster guitar.

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Interview: Chuck Mead (@ The Hamilton Live, 7/23/19)

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Chuck Mead (Photo by Joshua Moon Wilkins)

In the ’90s through the mid ’00s, Chuck Mead led the (alt-)country band BR5-49, which placed several albums into the country charts, despite minimal radio airplay. Following the band’s hiatus, Chuck became the musical director for the Broadway show Million Dollar Quartet and its TV spin-off, Sun Records. Chuck has also released four solo records including, just this June, Close to Home.

This coming Tuesday, July 23, Chuck will appear in the Cosmic Honky Tonky Revue at The Hamilton Live with Jason Ringenberg and Jim Lauderdale. Mark Engleson of Parklife DC caught up with him before the show.

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Preview: Cosmic Honky Tonk Revue featuring Chuck Mead, Jim Lauderdale, and Jason Ringenberg @ The Hamilton Live, 7/23/19

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Jason Ringenberg (Photo courtesy Michael J. Media Group LLC)

Can’t make it to Nashville’s Broadway to enjoy a good night of honk tonks? That’s OK because three very talented musicians — Chuck Mead, Jim Lauderdale, and Jason Ringenberg — are bringing their Cosmic Honky Tonk Revue to us in DC at The Hamilton Live on Tuesday, July 23!

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Preview: The Bacon Brothers @ The Birchmere, 7/19-7/21

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The Bacon Brothers (Photo by Jeff Fasano)

The Bacon Brothers — Michael and Kevin — launched their Shaky Ground Tour 2019 earlier this year, and the famous Footloose actor and his brother perform at The Birchmere for three nights *this weekend*! You can catch them on the first night — Friday, July 19 — and the final night — Sunday, July 21 — but Saturday is sold out.

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Ticket Giveaway: Tuxedo @ 9:30 Club, 8/4/19

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Tuxedo (Photo by Andi Elloway)

Tuxedo will release Tuxedo III, the duo’s third studio album, on Friday, July 19. Shortly after, the funk duo comprised of Grammy-nominated recording artist Mayer Hawthorne and Grammy-nominated producer Jake One performs at 9:30 Club on Sunday, Aug. 4! You can win tickets to see them with Parklife DC.

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