Preview: Hayes Carll @ City Winery, 4/6/19

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Hayes Carll (Photo by David McClister)

Singer-songwriter Hayes Carll released What It Is, his latest album, in February via Dualtone Music. Hayes brings his thoughtful, literal songwriting to City Winery for a show on Saturday, April 6.

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Live Review: Mary Gauthier @ City Winery — 3/24/19

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Mary Gauthier performs at City Winery on March 24, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Grammy nominee Mary Gauthier joined her opening act and backup singer/guitarist, Austinite Jaimee Harris, to help her perform the title track of her debut album, Red Rescue. Instead of breaking for intermission, they moved right into Mary’s set at City Winery recently.

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Live Review: Blind Boys of Alabama @ City Winery — 3/24/19

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The Blind Boys of Alabama perform at City Winery on March 24, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

The titans of gospel took everyone to church when The Blind Boys of Alabama performed a show at City Winery in DC on Sunday. The Grammy Award winning group put out a 90-minute set which, by the end, had the crowd on its feet, dancing with hands raised, and giving the occasional, “Amen” to the men on the stage.

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Live Review: Sisters of the Strawberry Moon @ City Winery — 3/20/19

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Luther Dickinson (Photo by Tom Bejgrowicz)

The timing of the Sisters of Strawberry Moon Tour seems a little odd. The supergroup’s album, Solstice, doesn’t come out until two days after they finished their tour recently at City Winery DC. But supergroups have fickle natures.

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Live Review: Rare Essence @ City Winery — 3/17/19

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Rare Essence performs at City Winery on March 17, 2019. (Photos by Andy Jillson; Words by Joshua Hudson.)

City Winery seemed like a long way from where this night might have gone down in 1976. But Rare Essence have been bringing their go-go sound to audiences around the DC area for 43 years now, and they brought it again at the winery recently.  

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