Livestream Preview: Allison Moorer @ Facebook Live, 3/28/20

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Allison Moorer (Photo by Heidi Ross)

Singer-songwriter Allison Moorer released her autobiography Blood: A Memoir last year via Da Capo Press. She’s since been in the DC area a few times to chat about her book and play songs and to perform in a show with her husband Hayes Carll.

If you missed either of those concerts, you can catch her play a free livestream at Facebook Live on Saturday, March 28.

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Livestream Preview: Eli Lev and Megan Leigh @ Facebook Live, 3/24 + 3/29/20

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Eli Lev performs at 9:30 Club on Aug. 17, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

“Missing live music? So are we! That’s why we’re about to embark on our own ‘Virtual Tour’.”

So said local recording and touring artist Eli Lev recently on his Twitter feed. He and musical partner Megan Leigh will broadcast two livestreams via Facebook Live this Tuesday, March 24, and Sunday, March 29.

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Live Review: Lankum @ Jammin’ Java — 3/12/20

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Lankum (Photo courtesy Rough Trade Records)

The droning guitars and eerie pipes of the Irish folk band Lankum have led some to describe their music as apocalyptic. On the evening before the declaration of the coronavirus pandemic as a US national emergency, the band darkly joked, “Thanks a million for taking your lives into your own hands.”

Frontman Ian Lynch added, “We kind of feel like the band on The Titanic.”

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Live Review: Graham Nash @ The Birchmere — 3/10/20

GNash18 Graham Nash performs at The Birchmere on March 10, 2020. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

With a voice as powerful and pure as ever, Graham Nash gifted a full house at The Birchmere recently with a stunning two-and-a-half-hour performance. Though many of us had seen him perform with CSN (and sometimes Y), to experience a Nash solo performance was a rare privilege.

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Live Review: The Lil Smokies @ 9:30 Club — 3/7/20

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The Lil Smokies jam on stage at DC’s legendary 9:30 Club, March 7, 2020. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

The Lil Smokies had March 7 circled on their calendar for quite some time. For several months, the progressive bluegrass band from Missoula, Montana, anxiously anticipated stepping onto the stage at DC’s legendary 9:30 Club for the very first time.

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Live Review: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy @ Lincoln Theatre — 3/7/20

BonniePrinceBilly4 Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy with Emmett Kelly perform at the Lincoln Theatre on March 7, 2020. (Photo by David LaMason)

When I think of Will Oldham, whether it’s by his stage name, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, or the number of other names he’s recorded under (Palace Brothers, Palace Music), I think of a musical force that I’ve known for years but always seems to be around. What’s distinct about Will’s music is in the poetry of his words; the pastoral tones of his music; and that distinctive voice that sounds much older than its owner.

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