Scythian performs at Appaloosa Festival 2018. (Photo by Chester Simpson/ Chestersimpson.com)
Dan Fedoryka of Scythian is pure joy in conversation. With the success of his Celtic-roots band, the laidback vocalist, guitarist, and accordionist is often busy planning a tour or a festival. But Dan remains generous with his time, and he is as pleasant on the phone as he is in person.
Parklife DC caught up with Dan to chat about the ever-growing Appaloosa Festival, occurring on Aug. 30-Sept. 1, and Scythian’s plans for the celebration of bluegrass, roots, and Americana. The fifth annual Appaloosa Festival will take place on Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 at the Skyline Ranch Resort in Front Royal, Virginia.
Check out the Appaloosa Festival website for tickets and info. (After all, Appaloosa Festival won Best DC Music Festival in the inaugural Parklife DC Thrushie Awards for a reason last year!)
Teddy Scott (left) and Paul Gregg (right) of Bencoolen perform at The Hamilton Live, Aug. 10, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss/ aristrauss.com)
DC-based Bencoolen performed an opening set at The Hamilton Live recently, delivering an energized 45-minute set to warm the crowd for the jazz/funk sextet Naughty Professor from New Orleans.
The Bumper Jacksons (Photo courtesy the band)
DC roots music band The Bumper Jacksons recently played sets full of traditional American, with a few curveballs thrown into the mix at City Winery.
Justin Trawick (Photo by Casey Gill)
Singer-songwriter Justin Trawick presents a sixth anniversary concert for his podcast, The Circus Life, at 9:30 Club on Saturday, July 27! At the show, you can see Justin and The Common Good, along with FeelFree, The Dirty Grass Players, Mystery Friends, Abigail Furr, and other special guests.
Dom Flemons performs at Hill Center on June 30, 2019. (Photo by Rashad Polk)
A show with Grammy Award winner and two-time nominee Dom Flemons was a journey through history and culture as much as a musical experience at Hill Center in DC recently.
Bat Fangs perform at the Apple Carnegie Library during an Apple StoryMakers Festival on June 29, 2019. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Last year, Betsy Wright (guitar) of Ex Hex and Laura King (drums) of Flesh Wounds found themselves with some downtime, and they put it to good use, recruiting Aaron Deal (bass) of Darkest Hour and forming side project Bat Fangs.
The tuff and tumble trio have been quiet this year, particularly as Ex Hex released an album and toured the world, but Bat Fangs popped into a recent Apple StoryMakers Festival in DC to play an opening set, and we took some pix.
Bat Fangs perform at Rock and Roll Hotel on Aug. 26, 2017. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)
No Kings Collective presents The Apple StoryMakers Festival Block Party — it’s a party full full of free musical performances at the Carnegie Library (801 K St NW, DC) on Saturday, June 29, featuring Bat Fangs, Aztec Sun, Back Yard Band, and more!