Live Review: Jason Eady and Courtney Patton @ City Winery — 9/23/19

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Jason Eady (Photo by Anthony Barlich)

Married country traditionalists Jason Eady and Courtney Patton made a stop at City Winery recently to entertain with songs and stories. Jason has made a point of coming to DC for the last several years, as his daughter will graduate from American University this year. Jason pointed her out at the merchandise table, where she was helping out. She didn’t even appear embarrassed when Jason played a song he’d written for her when she was graduating high school!

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Snapshots: Watermelon Park Festival @ Watermelon Park (Berryville, VA) — 9/19-9/21/19

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Larry Keel performs at the 2019 Watermelon Park Festival on Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo by Chester Simpson/ Rock-N-RollPhotos.com)

The 16th Annual Watermelon Park Fest a three day music festival, was held at the Watermelon Park Campground near Berryville, Virginia. It’s located on the banks of the beautiful Shenandoah River on Sept. 19-22 with music, camping, as well as canoeing, kayaking and inner-tube floats and late night jam sessions around the campfire. Nothing better!

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Live Review: Orville Peck @ Union Stage — 9/21/19

OrvillePeck26 Orville Peck croons the night away at Union Stage on Sept. 21, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)

Whether it’s the smooth baritone croon, the old west cowboy veneer, or perhaps the well talked about mystery behind the fringed black mask that draws you in: Once you witness Orville Peck, it’s hard not to be a fan.

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Live Review: Ray Wylie Hubbard @ City Winery — 9/19/19

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Ray Wylie Hubbard (Photo courtesy Red 11 Music)

You can call it country-rock, outlaw country, progressive country, or Americana. Whatever you call it, Ray Wylie Hubbard, who’s “been doing this a long time,” and calls himself “an acquired taste,” found a receptive, appreciative audience in a sold-out house at City Winery recently. The legendary Texas troubadour, feted lately with a tribute album and a book about his life and music, gave patrons a special live experience, punctuating his songs with conversational asides and injecting good-natured humor throughout his show.

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Live Review: Brent Cobb @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 9/18/19

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Brent Cobb (Photo by Don Van Cleave)

Grammy Award nominee Brent Cobb understands how to put a show together. Southern rap played him onto the stage at the Rock & Rock Hotel recently, ending with a flourish of horns. Strumming a few notes on his acoustic guitar, Brent conversationally told the audience he was going to “ease you on in.” He started his set with the beautiful “Keep ’Em on Their Toes,” about “the best thing you can do when the ignorance shows.” He stopped to acknowledge an especially gorgeous riff by his bushy-bearded lead guitarist, remarking, “Isn’t that pretty?”

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Interview: Jesse Dayton (@ City Winery, 9/26/19)

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Jesse Dayton (Photo by Ray Redding)

After releasing 11 studio albums and an EP as a solo artist, Jesse Dayton’s new album, Mixtape Volume 1, is a series of 10 cover songs that he reinterprets and revisits in a brand-new way. Jesse, of course, is a blues, country, *and* punk artist known for his work with Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, X, and others as well as his soundtracks for Rob Zombie.

Parklife DC’s Mickey McCarter emailed Jesse Dayton to ask him about the new album and his career prior to his show at City Winery DC on Thursday, Sept. 26.

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