Jeff Beck performs at Wolf Trap on Aug. 20, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Several years back, Rolling Stone Magazine published its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (once for Yardbirds and once on his own) Jeff Beck is No. 5 on that list. He played at Wolf Trap recently, and seeing him live is another item crossed off my bucket list.
Jeff Beck (Photo courtesy Wolf Trap)
Iconic rock musicians Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers are currently on their joint “Stars Align Tour,” but on Monday, Aug. 20, Jeff will step away for a solo show at Wolf Trap! Ann Wilson of Heart, who is opening the Stars Align Tour, will join Jeff for this special concert.
The Magpie Salute performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 22, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)
The magpie is a type of bird that is a member of the crow family. So it is not a stretch that multiple former members of The Black Crowes decided to reform under a new moniker as The Magpie Salute. Led by Rich Robinson, The Magpie Salute performed at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday, and we got some pictures of the show.
Ray Wylie Hubbard performs at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic on July 4, 2017. (Photo by Maggie Boyd)
Outlaw country musician Ray Wylie Hubbard delivered an evening of great music and stories to a full house at DC’s City Winery on Saturday. “I was not expecting this,” the Oklahoma-born, Texas-based singer-songwriter told the crowd, seeming genuinely pleased at the turnout. Playing mostly crowd-pleasing favorites spiced up with delightful stories and anecdotes from a life on the road, Ray had the crowd at rapt attention.
Greta Van Fleet performs at 9:30 Club on July 20, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)
The energy was high upon entering the 9:30 Club on Friday night. Fans lined up for hours in advance of the 8pm doors to ensure a spot along the barrier at the front of the general admission crowd for an up-close view of Greta Van Fleet, a band who has not yet released a full-length album.
LA Salami (Photo courtesy PIAS)
Lookman Adekunle Salami, better known as LA Salami, will release his full-length sophomore album, The City of Bootmakers, through Sunday Best Recordings on April 13. The week prior, he will perform at DC9 on Tuesday, April 7.
The Magpie Salute (Photo by Shervin Lainez)
If you are a fan of the Black Crowes, the Magpie Salute put on the show for you, as they demonstrated in a recent visit to The Fillmore Silver Spring on Aug. 12. Indeed, the Magpie Salute’s setlist consisted mainly of Black Crowes covers with a few other songs sprinkled into it.