Carlene Carter and John Mellencamp (Photo by Marc Hauser)
Carlene Carter, daughter to June Carter, has been in a mood to collaborate recently! She wrote a musical play, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, with Stephen King. Then, she supported John Mellencamp on Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, released earlier this year on Republic Records! Carlene is sure to share something from these exciting projects and sing some songs from her 10 solo records at City Winery on Friday, Nov. 16.
Iris DeMent (Photo courtesy Northstar Artists)
Iris DeMent received the Americana Trailblazer Award at the 2017 Americana Music Honors & Awards. And now the iconic folk artist is blazing a trail to City Winery DC, where she performs on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Charlie Parr performs at the Chill on the Hill Summer Concert Series in Falls River, Wisconsin, on June 12, 2012. (Phto by Andrew Iverson)
Minnesotan Charlie Parr made a stop in balmy DC for a show at the Black Cat on Friday. I saw Charlie in Black Cat’s smaller, more intimate room about this time last year, so when I saw he was coming back, I knew I had to mark it on my calendar.
Mary Chapin Carpenter performs at The Birchmere on Oct. 29, 2018. (Photo by Chester Simpson)
“Passionate Kisses” awaited eager fans that packed The Birchmere for two sold-out nights recently to hear a hometown troubadour with a voice strong and true! Mary Chapin Carpenter had come home.
Jim Lauderdale performs at Michael Hearne’s Big Barndance Music Festival in Taos, New Mexico, on Sept. 4, 2014. (Photo by Dave Hensley)
Music is a source of strength and comfort for me. The music that I love melts away my stress, and the messages it contains help me maintain a positive attitude about life and the world. The tragic domestic terrorism of the last week has affected me deeply, challenging my ability to do that. Not only am I Jewish, but I have close family who live in Pittsburgh, and knew victims from the Tree of Life.
Jim Lauderdale’s solo acoustic show in the Wine Garden at City Winery was balm for my troubled soul.
Charlie Parr (Photo by Nate Ryan)
Country bluesman Charlie Parr released Dog, his 14th studio album, last year via Red House Records. He’s embarking on a tour, and he plays at Black Cat on Friday, Nov. 2.
Jim Lauderdale (Photo by Scott Simontacchi)
Singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale released two albums in August via Yep Roc — one brand new one, Time Flies, and a “lost” album, Jim Lauderdale & Roland White. The Grammy Award winner performs at City Winery on Wednesday, Oct. 31.