MC Taylor fronts Hiss Golden Messenger at 9:30 Club on Jan. 15, 2020. (Photo by Casey Vock)
Anyone entering the 9:30 Club would have known immediately they weren’t attending any ordinary show. After all, you weren’t really passing into the familiar concrete space of the popular club at the end of the U Street Corridor. Rather, you were stepping foot into some sort of old-time fortune-teller’s boutique, a sacred space for sorcerers or sorceresses, or maybe some secret place of worship.
But, for what, those unfamiliar with Hiss Golden Messenger were probably unsure.
Twiddle (Photo courtesy Paradigm Talent Agency)
Jam band Twiddle performs at 9:30 Club on Saturday, Jan. 25, on the group’s 2020 Winter Tour.
The Glorious Sons (Photo courtesy the band)
JUNO Award-winning rockers The Glorious Sons play 9:30 Club on their highly anticipated A War on Everything North American Tour on Friday, Jan. 24!
Amythyst Kiah (Photo courtesy Ramseur Records)
Johnson City, Tennessee-based folksinger Amythyst Kiah opened for Yola recently at the 9:30 Club. As she explained before playing “Jolene,” the two met several years at a Dolly Parton tribute, and have been friends ever since.
Yola sings at Americanafest on Aug. 10, 2019. (Photo by Steven Pisano)
Several years ago, country-soul songwriter Yola was testing a Christmas gift that involved a live flame. Unbeknownst to her, the accelerant she used leaked onto her dress, and, when she went to light it, she caught fire.
To her surprise, Yola responded by breaking into laughter, as she realized she was bizarrely happy at this turn of events. That says a lot about where she was at the time, Yola told a sold-out 9:30 Club audience recently.
Hiss Golden Messenger (Photo by Graham Tolbert)
Hiss Golden Messenger performs at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, Jan. 15, in support of their acclaimed new album Terms of Surrender, released in September via Merge Records.
Yola (Photo courtesy 9:30 Club)
Yola, the queen of country soul, has been blazing a path around the world, and she alights on 9:30 Club on Friday, Jan. 10, during her Walk Through Fire World Tour.