Music Park: Robert Earl Keen @ The Birchmere — 6/19/18

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Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, on May 22, 2013. (Photo by Daran Goodsell)

Cult-icon country and Americana artist Robert Earl Keen came to Alexandria’s Birchmere Thursday night.

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Music Park: Jesse Dayton @ State Theatre — 6/15/18

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Jesse Dayton (Photo courtesy Girlie Action)

Many artists don’t truly understand how to open a show. Jesse Dayton gets it. Opening for fellow Austinites Reckless Kelly Friday at the State Theatre in Falls Church, he knew what he had to do.

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Don’t Miss: Jesse Dayton @ State Theatre, 6/15/18

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Jesse Dayton (Photo courtesy Girlie Action)

Jesse Dayton released The Outsider, his new solo album, on June 8 via Blue Elan Records. The Americana guitarist is on tour opening Reckless Kelly, and they visit The State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, on Friday, June 15.

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Don’t Miss: Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore @ The Birchmere, 6/14/18

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Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore (Photo by Tim Reese)

On June 1, Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore released Downey to Lubbock, a collaborative album that serves as a love letter to the American West, via Yep Roc Records. Dave and Jimmie have embarked on a tour together, and they perform locally at The Birchmere on Thursday, June 14.

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Don’t Miss: Kelly Willis and Chris Knight @ The Birchmere, 6/8/18

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Chris Knight (Photo courtesy Michael J. Media)

Kelly Willis has a new rockabilly-flavored album, Back Being Blue, released in May via Premium Records/Thirty Tigers. Chris Knight last released Little Victories via Drifter’s Church in 2012. The two team up for a double-blast of Americana at The Birchmere on Friday, June. 8.

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Snapshots: The THE BAND Band @ City Winery — 6/2/18

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The THE BAND Band performs at City Winery DC on June 1, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

The THE BAND Band, a critically acclaimed tribute band of The Band, turned in a solid performance at DC’s City Winery on Saturday, performing many of the seminal hits of The Band’s legendary catalog, including “Ophelia,” “Up On Cripple Creek,” “Stage Fright,” “It Makes No Difference,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” and this photographer’s personal favorite, “The Weight.” The setlist also included a couple of Bob Dylan tunes, done in recognition of The Band’s time as Dylan’s backing band.

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