The Bacon Brothers perform at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, July 19, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss/ aristrauss.com)
While preparing to cover the first night of a three-night Bacon Brothers residency at The Birchmere, I joked with my friends via a Facebook post that they would all become two degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon, a reference to the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon parlor game which became popular in the 1990s.
- The Steel Wheels pose for a picture at the seventh annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival. (Photo by Chester Simpson)
The Steel Wheels presented the 7th annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival at Natural Chimneys Park and campground in Mt. Solon, Virginia, last weekend. It was three days across five stages with 40 bands performing along the North River, under the Natural Chimneys, known as the Cyclopean Towers.
The Bacon Brothers (Photo by Jeff Fasano)
The Bacon Brothers — Michael and Kevin — launched their Shaky Ground Tour 2019 earlier this year, and the famous Footloose actor and his brother perform at The Birchmere for three nights *this weekend*! You can catch them on the first night — Friday, July 19 — and the final night — Sunday, July 21 — but Saturday is sold out.
Will Scheff fronts Okkervil River at The Hamilton Live on July 15, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)
A reverent crowd sat in hushed admiration for the songs composed by Okkervil River founder and frontman Will Scheff, who praised The Hamilton Live for its feeling of openness and its listening room environment, during a recent stop on the band’s Rarities & Requests Tour.
Lord Huron (Photo by Pamela Littky)
Lord Huron continues to take their lauded live show on the road with the band’s acclaimed new album, Vide Noir, released last year on Whispering Pines and Republic Records. Lord Huron takes the show to The Chrysalis at Merriweather Park on Tuesday, July 23!
Colbie Caillat performs with her new band Gone West at The Birchmere, July 7, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Walking through the parking lot at The Birchmere one recent evening after seeing Colbie Caillat perform with her new band, Gone West, I overheard a woman say to her friend, “Wow, that was such a great show; you could tell there was so much love in the room!” I whole-heatedly agree.
Jackson Browne performs at Wolf Trap on July 3, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
On the eve preceding July 4, legendary singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jackson Browne played two dynamite sets of his hits and well-chosen covers to an electric, celebratory, sold-out audience.