Music Park: Ray LaMontagne @ The Anthem — 6/20/18

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Ray LaMontagne performs at The Anthem on June 20, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Ray LaMontagne was in DC last week to kickoff the By The People Festival. The international arts festival is a four-daylong extravaganza that brings art, music, and interactive installations to every quadrant of DC — the city’s own South by Southwest!

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Snapshots: Red Wanting Blue @ City Winery — 6/19/18

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Red Wanting Blue performs at City Winery on June 19, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Midwestern rock band Red Wanting Blue delivered a gritty, electrified, performance at City Winery recently. The Columbus, Ohio-based group is wrapping up an eight-week tour of the United States in support of its new studio album, The Wanting, which released in April via Blue Élan Records.

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Don’t Miss: The Dustbowl Revival @ The Hamilton, 6/21/18

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The Dustbowl Revival (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

The Dustbowl Revival, the eclectic eight-piece Americana band from Venice, California, took a sonic leap with its most recent self-titled album, released last year via Signature Sounds. The band jumps onto stages at The Hamilton in DC on Thursday, June 21, and The Soundry in Columbia, Maryland, on Friday, June 22.

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Music Park: Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore @ The Birchmere — 6/14/18

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Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore (Photo by Daniel Jackson)

Touring behind their new album, From Downey to Lubbock — currently #1 on the Billboard Blues chart — Americana icons Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore performed Thursday night in front of a packed audience at Alexandria’s Birchmere.

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Snapshots: Dangermuffin @ Hill Country Live — 6/15/18

Dangermuffin Dangermuffin performs at Hill Country Live on June 15, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Dangermuffin gave a masterful performance at Hill Country Live on Friday. The band, which originated in Folly Beach, South Carolina, and remains a staple of the coastal Carolina music scene, possesses an original sound that organically blends Americana, folk, and a bit of reggae into laid-back melodic jams.

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