Don’t Miss: Shooter Jennings @ City Winery DC, 8/22/18

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Shooter Jennings (Photo courtesy Big Hassle)

Shooter, singer-songwriter Waylon Albright “Shooter” Jennings’ eponymous album, arrived at music retailers and streaming services via Low Country Sound and Elektra Records on Aug. 10. Shooter Jennings will bring his Bound Ta Git Down Tour to the City Winery on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

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Don’t Miss: The Blasters @ Hill Country Live, 8/18/18

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The Blasters (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Known for their bend of rockabilly, punk, R&B, and blues, The Blasters took their place in musical history with their first four albums from 1980-85. Led by vocalist Phil Alvin, the gents returned in 2012 for a new album, Fun on Saturday Night. They are touring still as original members Bill Bateman (drums) and John Bazz (bass), as well as longtime bandmate Keith Wyatt (guitar), join Phil for a show at Hill Country Live on Saturday, Aug. 18.

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Don’t Miss: Joe Ely @ City Winery, 8/21/18

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Joe Ely (Photo by Barbara FG)

Genre-busting singer-songwriter Joe Ely has released a lot of material — solo and as a member of The Flatlanders and Los Super Seven — since his 1977 self-titled debut album. The legendary guitar slinger will perform with the equally eclectic Alejandro Escovedo at City Winery in DC on Tuesday, Aug. 21.

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Music Park: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band @ Wolf Trap — 8/10/18

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Lyle Lovett performs at Wolf Trap on Aug. 10, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

“Choke My Chicken.” So goes the refrain of “Farmer Brown/Chicken Reel” from Lyle Lovett’s album Natural Forces (2009/Lost Highway). Lyle and His Large Band played the song early in their set Friday during their annual appearance at Wolf Trap. If anyone in the audience didn’t already know that Lyle is a bit, shall we say, unconventional, this song certainly tipped them off.

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Don’t Miss: Gangstagrass @ Hill Country Live, 8/17/18

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Gangstagrass (Photo courtesy Fiona Bloom)

Founded in 2006 by Brooklyn producer Rench, Gangstagrass combines hip hip and bluegrass into a groundbreaking sound. Gangstagrass has new music to perform, and the band will play it at Hill Country Live on Friday, Aug. 17.

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Music Park: Amanda Shires @ The Birchmere — 8/2/18

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Amanda Shires performs at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, on Aug. 2, 2018. (Photo by Glenn Cook)

Amanda Shires thrilled the crowd at The Birchmere on Thursday with selections from her new album, To The Sunset, and delighted them with her fun, quirky personality. Amanda is an absolutely lovely woman, and she could be really intimidating, but her fun, slightly goofy personality gave her a warm, endearing stage presence.

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