Carlene Carter, daughter to June Carter, has been in a mood to collaborate recently! She wrote a musical play, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, with Stephen King. Then, she supported John Mellencamp on Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, released earlier this year on Republic Records! Carlene is sure to share something from these exciting projects and sing some songs from her 10 solo records at City Winery on Friday, Nov. 16.
Iris DeMent received the Americana Trailblazer Award at the 2017 Americana Music Honors & Awards. And now the iconic folk artist is blazing a trail to City Winery DC, where she performs on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
On the second evening of a two-show engagement, celebrated folk singer Dar Williams played old favorites and deep cuts for a packed crowd at DC’s City Winery.
Music is a source of strength and comfort for me. The music that I love melts away my stress, and the messages it contains help me maintain a positive attitude about life and the world. The tragic domestic terrorism of the last week has affected me deeply, challenging my ability to do that. Not only am I Jewish, but I have close family who live in Pittsburgh, and knew victims from the Tree of Life.
Jim Lauderdale’s solo acoustic show in the Wine Garden at City Winery was balm for my troubled soul.
It’s easy to look at the numbers and surmise that Supergrass peaked with their debut album, I Should Coco, in 1995 — and afterward began a slow but steady slide down the charts, but that wouldn’t do justice to the band’s subsequent albums, all excellent in their on way.
Their sophomore album, In It for the Money, is probably my favorite, but it’s 2005’s more diverse Road to Rouen that I listen to most frequently. The more mature, acoustic-leaning songwriting eventually paved the way for lead singer’s Gaz Coombes three solo albums. The latest, World’s Strongest Man, brought him to DC’s City Winery last Thursday.
A little bit of the bayou came to DC by way of Austin, Texas, Monday night in the form of R&B artist Marcia Ball. Kicking off her performance with the tune “Red Beans,” an old blues tune by McKinley Morganfield, Marcia played a selection of songs from her new album, Shine Bright, as well as old favorites.