Playing solo acoustic, Jeremy Ivey began his show at Songbyrd Music House recently with the title cut (and last song) of his debut album, The Dream and the Dreamer, a bittersweet song of love not come to pass.
Justin Townes Earle returned with The Saint of Lost Causes, his new studio album, released in May via New West Records. Justin next performs at The Birchmere on Wednesday, Oct. 2.
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!
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!
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.
Charlyn Marie “Chan” Marshall, aka Cat Power, released Wanderer, her 10th studio album, last year via Domino. She’s been wandering the concert circuits, and she settles down for an evening at the Lincoln Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 25.
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.