Don’t Miss: Sarah Shook & The Disarmers @ Pearl Street Warehouse, 4/26/18

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Sarah Shook and The Disarmers (Photo by John Gessner)

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers released Years, their second full-length album, on April 6 via Bloodshot Records. The country music singer and her band are on tour with a stop at Pearl Street Warehouse on April 26.

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Don’t Miss: Lindi Ortega @ Union Stage, 4/24/18

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Lindi Ortega (Photo by Kate Nutt)

Lindi Ortega released Liberty, her fifth full-length album, in March via Last Gang Records. The Canadian country singer is touring with a headline performance at Union Stage on Tuesday, April 24.

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Music Park: Steve Earle and The Dukes @ The Birchmere — 4/3/18

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Steve Earle performs live at The Speigeltent, Wexford, Ireland, on Oct. 24, 2015. (Photo by Sean Rowe)

Bandanas were back in style as Steve Earle and his backing band, The Dukes, made their way to The Birchmere Tuesday on the 30th Anniversary of Copperhead Road Tour.

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Music Park: James McMurtry @ The Birchmere — 3/26/18

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James McMurtry performs at The Garage in London on Feb. 8, 2017. (Photo by Goggins World)

When you go to a lot of concerts, you pick up on details. At James McMurtry’s recent concert, one detail I picked up on was the quality of the sound mixing. James’s sound was pristine. I’ve never heard clearer vocals at The Birchmere as I did on Monday. At times, James himself adjusted his amp to get it just right.

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Music Park: Stay Amped: A Concert to End Gun Violence @ The Anthem — 3/23/18

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An estimated 800,000 activists marched to call for gun control laws in DC Saturday, and quite a few turned out the previous night to flood The Anthem with a night of music and messages with Stay Amped: A Concert to End Gun Violence, in a concert presented by IMP on Friday. The artists performing at The Anthem proved as diverse as those young activists.

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Music Park: Lee Ann Womack @ The Birchmere — 3/23/18

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Lee Ann Womack (Photo by Ebru Yildiz)

Lee Ann Womack has two identities as an artist. To casual listeners, Lee Ann is the pop country singer who had a smash mainstream hit with “I Hope You Dance.” More serious fans know Lee Ann for her more traditional country and roots music work — as the face of Spotify’s Americana Icons playlist. Playing to a packed crowd at the Birchmere on Friday, Lee Ann displayed both sides of her identity.

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