First Aid Kit performs at The Anthem on Sept. 10, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)
First Aid Kit delivered a memorable, delightful performance at The Anthem on Monday. Going well beyond the usual practice of a band hanging a banner with their logo, a massive screen displayed images to accompany the breathtaking vocals of Swedish sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg. This intricately-planned, stunning mixed-media presentation grabbed the audience and held their attention throughout the band’s performance.
Alison Krauss (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Alison Krauss is performing at The Anthem in a solo show on Tuesday, Sept. 18! Alison most recently released Windy City, her fifth solo studio album last year via Capitol Records.
Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams (right side) and their band (Photo by Ahron R. Foster)
Singer-songwriter Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams performed together in Levon Helm’s band. The duo teamed up for an eponymous album in 2015, and they did it again with a new record, Contraband Love, released last year via Red House Records. Larry and Teresa will play at Gypsy Sally’s on Thursday, Sept. 20.
First Aid Kit (Photo courtesy Columbia Records)
Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit released Ruins, their fourth studio album, in January via Columbia Records. The Söderberg sisters have embarked on The Rebel Heart Tour in support of the album, and they perform at The Anthem on Monday, Sept. 10.
Keb’ Mo’ performs at The Birchmere on Aug. 25, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Four-time Grammy award winner Keb’ Mo’ gave a masterful solo performance at The Birchmere recently. The opportunity to cover this show is one of the best treats thus far in my eight months with Parklife DC.
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.
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.