The Secret Sisters (Photo courtesy Red Light Management)
I can’t think of a much better venue for folk music than The Barns at Wolf Trap. When you enter the 18th century structures, which were relocated from upstate New York, you are transported to a place that is much mental as it physical or geographical. And The Secret Sisters are perhaps the most fitting band to play there, as they did recently.
Los Lobos performs at The Hamilton Live on April 16, 2019. (Photo by Chester Simpson)
Los Lobos performed at a benefit concert for JusticeAid, raising money for the Immigrant Defense Project, recently at The Hamilton Live.
The The Dimmer Twins play at Rams Head on Stage. (Photo by Matt Ruppert)
A little more than two months after Drive-By Truckers blew down the walls of the Anthem with Lucinda Williams, Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood recently rolled into the Rams Head in Annapolis with nothing more than a few guitars, stories, songs, and their humorous nom de guerre as a duo. The Dimmer Twins, a play on The Glimmer Twins of Rolling Stones fame (Mick Jagger and Keith Richards), without an opener or a setlist.
Charm City Bluegrass Festival (Photo by Brady Cooling Photography)
The award-winning Charm City Bluegrass Festival will take over Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park for a seventh annual celebration of bluegrass, folk, and Americana, headlined by The Bridge, Deer Tick, Steep Canyon Rangers, and Jeff Austin Band, for two days on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27.
Ryan Bingham (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham released American Love Song, his sixth studio album, via Axter Bingham Records. Ryan performs at 9:30 Club on Sunday, April 21.
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.
Hayes Carll (Photo by David McClister)
Touring with a full band behind his new album, What It Is, critically-acclaimed Americana singer-songwriter Hayes Carll brought the Texas roadhouse experience in a return to DC at the City Winery recently.