Music Park: Alejandro Escovedo and Joe Ely @ City Winery — 8/21/18

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Joe Ely and Alejandro Escovedo perform at City Winery in DC on Aug. 21, 2018. (Photo by Chester Simpson)

I had a personal reason for attending and photographing the show of Alejandro Escovedo and Joe Ely recently at the City Winery in Washington, DC, I knew them in the ole days of the ’70s.

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Music Park: John Hiatt @ The Birchmere — 8/20/18

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John Hiatt performs at The Birchmere on Aug. 21, 2018. (Photo by Glenn Cook)

Singer-songwriter John Hiatt has often spoken of his affection for The Birchmere. On Monday, the first of a two-night engagement, he said, “This is almost like home.”

Playing to a sold-out house on his 66th birthday, John was clearly energized and having a great time, launching into his songs with a wide smile across his face. His mood was infectious, and the crowd was uplifted by his joyful presence as well as his beautiful music.

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Don’t Miss: Kentucky Avenue @ Rock and Roll Hotel, 8/24/18 (Snapshots @ The Birchmere — 7/25/18)

KentuckyAve_Birchmere Kentucky Avenue performs at The Birchmere on July 25, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Americana duo Kentucky Avenue perform as part of The 9 Songwriter Series at Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday, Aug. 24. Learn a little bit about the band, see some pix of a previous performance, and make plans to see them!

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Don’t Miss: Keb’ Mo’ @ The Birchmere, 8/25/18

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Keb’ Mo’ and Taj Mahal (Photo courtesy Taj Mahal)

Keb’ Mo’ recently won his fourth Grammy Award for TajMo, his collaborative album with the legendary Taj Mahal, receiving honors for Best Contemporary Blues Album. Keb’ Mo’ will perform his award-winning songs at The Birchmere on Saturday, Aug. 25.

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Snapshots: Shawn Mullins @ The Birchmere — 8/14/18

ShawnMullins_Birchmere Shawn Mullins performs at The Birchmere on Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

The Soul’s Core Revival tour commemorates the 20th anniversary of Shawn Mullins’ breakout album, Soul’s Core, released July 17, 1998. The tour paid a visit to The Birchmere recently with special guest and fellow Atlantian musician Michelle Malone opening.

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Snapshots: Michelle Malone @ The Birchmere — 8/14/18

MichelleMalone_Birchmere Michelle Malone performs at The Birchmere on Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Singer/songwriter Michelle Malone performed at The Birchmere recently, appearing with fellow Atlanta guitarist Doug Kees. Indeed, it was Atlanta night at The Birchmere, as Michelle and Doug provided the opening set before fellow Atlantian Shawn Mullins took the stage.

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Don’t Miss: Nicole Atkins @ Wolf Trap, 8/18/18

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Nicole Atkins (Photo courtesy Girlie Action)

Nicole Atkins released Goodnight Rhonda Lee, her fourth full-length album, via Single Lock Records last year. She’s been touring a lot, and next she comes to Wolf Trap on Saturday, Aug. 18, to open The Avett Brothers. The show is sold out, but arrive early to catch Nicole if you’re going!

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