Live Review: DC Music Rocks Festival @ 9:30 Club — 8/17/19

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Eli Lev performs at the DC Music Rocks Festival on Aug. 17, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

I’ve been following the District of Columbia’s live music scene for several years yet I’ve just barely begun to scratch the surface of the diversity, variety and joy that so many musical artists bring to this region. The same could be said about the third annual DC Rocks Music Festival recently — despite the line-up of a wonderful array of 12 bands and singer-songwriters, there is so much more to discover in our own backyard.

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Snapshots: Brad Paisley with Chris Lane and Riley Green @ Jiffy Lube Live — 8/10/19

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Brad Paisley had a fine time at Jiffy Lube Live recently, dropping in for a visit on his 2019 World Tour with support from Chris Lane and Riley Green. Jules McNamara got all of the pix of Brad, Chris, and Riley!

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Preview: Chris Stapleton @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 8/11/19

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Chris Stapleton (Photo by Andy Barron)

Country artist Chris Stapleton has been everywhere lately! The singer recently released “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy,” a single he contributed to the movie Toy Story 4. Prior to that, he appeared on albums by Pink and Justin Timberlake. Now, he roams to Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday, Aug. 11 with his All American Roadshow.

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Snapshots: Florida Georgia Line @ Jiffy Lube Live — 8/3/19

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Florida Georgia Line performs at Jiffy Lube Live on Aug. 3, 2019. (Photo by Jules McNamara)

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, better known as Florida Georgia Line, performed their chart-busting country tunes on their Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour at Jiffy Lube Live recently. Jules McNamara was there to shoot the show!

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Snapshots: Steve Miller Band and Marty Stuart @ Wolf Trap — 7/31/19

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The Steve Miller Band performs at Wolf Trap on July 31, 2019. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

The Steve Miller Band teamed up with Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives to deliver on a night of classic American music at Wolf Trap recently, with Steve and company providing plenty of rock and Marty and friends delivering the country. Jason Nicholson was there to photograph it all!

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Live Review: Lori McKenna @ City Winery DC — 7/24/19

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Lori McKenna performs her album, Bittertown, at City Winery DC, July 24, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss/ aristrauss.com)

Bittertown was undoubtedly Lori McKenna’s breakthrough album. Its release attracted the attention of Faith Hill, who went on to cover three songs from the album and paved Lori’s way to a successful songwriting career in Nashville.
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Preview: Florida Georgia Line @ Jiffy Lube Live, 8/3/19

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Florida Georgia Line (Photo courtesy Big Loud Management)

Florida Georgia Line arrives on the band’s Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour at Jiffy Lube Live on Saturday, Aug. 3. Vocalists Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley promise the hits from their successful fourth studio album, Can’t Say I Ain’t Country, and more from their catalog.

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