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.
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives (Photo by Alysse Gafkjen)
In 2017, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives won the Americana Music Association Award for Group of the Year. It was easy to see why at an appropriately fabulous show at The Birchmere recently.
The Infamous Stringdusters (Photo by Aaron Farrington)
The Infamous Stringdusters, a band that pleasantly continues to defy expectations will release Rise Sun, their new record, on April 5 via Tape Time Records. That same day, the band performs at 9:30 Club!
Jeffrey Tribble Jr., Executive Director of The MusicianShip, addresses the Butterfly Bash in 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
The MusicianShip, a nonprofit dedicated to providing music education to DC youth, sponsored its first Wammie Awards, recently choosing “the best of the best” among DC musicians for recognition to continue the mission of the dissolved Washington Area Music Association.
As editor of Parklife DC, I was a judge and a presenter for the 2019 Wammie Awards at the Lincoln Theatre on March 31, and I’m pleased to provide the full list of winners.
Robert Earl Keen performs at The Birchmere on March 26, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Son Volt’s “Tear-Stained Eye” played Robert Earl Keen and his band onto the stage at The Birchmere recently for an evening of songs and stories.
David Grisman (left) and Del McCoury perform at The Birchmere on March 15, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Touring as Del & Dawg, Del McCoury and David Grisman packed the house at The Birchmere Friday night. As well they should — these men are legends. Del, who played with Bill Monroe in the Bluegrass Boys, is one of the foremost traditional bluegrass musicians in the world. The original Americana radio format on KCSN in Northride in 1984 included Dawg’s eponymous music style, and he collaborated extensively with Jerry Garcia.
Railroad Earth (Photo courtesy 7S Management)
New Jersey progressive bluegrass band Railroad Earth comes to 9:30 Club for a two-night stand on Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23. See the gents on the night of your choice or buy a discount ticket package for both nights!