Lauren Calve (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Local roots music artist Lauren Calve opened for Old 97’s frontman Rhett Miller recently at City Winery DC. Accompanied by John Figueroa on the electric guitar, Lauren strummed out tunes inspired by her life and historical sources on her acoustic guitar, beginning with “Polly.” Inspired by the negative portrayal of a woman in a traditional folk recording, Lauren wanted to present Polly’s side of the story.
Rhett Miller (Photo by Ebru Yildiz)
Rhett Miller, lead singer of the alt-country band Old 97’s, gave an energetic solo acoustic performance at City Winery recently.
Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan (Photo courtesy the artist)
Fresh off his Grammy Award win for Best Folk Album with the Punch Brothers for All Ashore, banjo player Noam Pikelny appeared with fiddler Stuart Duncan at DC’s City Winery on Tuesday for an evening of duets.
Son Little (Photo by Marc Lemoine)
Philadelphia R&B musician Son Little, born Aaron Livingston, will appear at City Winery on Tuesday, Feb. 26. He arrives after releasing his most recent album, New Magic, in 2017.
Shannon McNally performs at City Winery on Feb. 13, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Diners heading to City Winery in Ivy City recently to see the last performance of Steve Earle’s winter residency were treated to a wonderful musical appetizer. Singer/songwriter Shannon McNally warmed up the capacity crowd with a tasty 45-minute solo set of acoustic tunes from her catalog.
Steve Earle performs at City Winery in DC on Feb. 13, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Steve Earle is the godfather of Americana music. With his black vest, jeans, and long gray beard, he’s often said to look like an aging biker. But when I saw him at City Winery on Wednesday, I saw a bit of one of the main characters of one of his favorite novels, a sort of Texas Gandalf the Grey.
Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan (Photo courtesy the artists)
Noam Pikelny, co-founder of Punch Brothers, and Stuart Duncan, bluegrass multi-instrumentalist, tour together again, and they will perform at City Winery in DC on Tuesday, Feb. 19.