Live Review: Greensky Bluegrass @ The Anthem — 2/1/19

GreenskyBluegrass- Greensky Bluegrass performs at The Anthem on Feb. 1, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

To paraphrase the old saying about fights in hockey… I went to a light show the other night and a bluegrass concert broke out. And so it went with Greensky Bluegrass at The Anthem on Feb. 1 for the first of two rowdy nights.

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Live Review: Steep Canyon Rangers @ The Hamilton Live — 1/25/19

Steep Canyon Rangers
Steep Canyon Rangers perform at Merlefest on April 28, 2016. (Photo by CP Thornton)

The Steep Canyon Rangers nodded to DC’s strong bluegrass history in a lively concert that showcased their unusual configuration and a few pleasant surprises at The Hamilton Live on Friday.

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Live Review: The Seldom Scene @ The 8×10 — 1/24/19

The Seldom Scene
The Seldom Scene performs at The 8×10 on Jan. 24, 2019. (Photo by Matt Ruppert)

The Seldom Scene is closer to their 50th anniversary (2021) of making music than they are to their 40th, and they maintain relevance in the scene that by many accounts they either buoyed or helped create.  They certainly nodded to bluegrass traditions at The 8X10 in Baltimore recently. But like so many musicians that followed them, The Seldom Scene borrowed from other genres such as country, rock, and pop – with ease and a deep familiarity.

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