Snapshots: Florence and the Machine @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 6/3/19

florence&themachine5 Florence + The Machine performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion on June 3, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines/AmbientEye.com)

Florence Welch took her chamber pop collective to Merriweather Post Pavilion recently, and so Florence and the Machine arrived in the DC metro area for another show in support of High as Hope, the band’s fourth studio album.Continue Reading

Live Review: John McEuen @ The Hamilton Live — 6/1/19

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John McEuen (Photo by Alan Nahigian)

John McEuen, along with the String Wizards, performed an enchanting night of songs and stories at The Hamilton Live recently. McEuen, who I interviewed last year, was a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1966, and he played with the band for the better part of the next 50 years. Over the course of the evening, John shared stories from his time with the legendary, beginning with its roots as a jug band.

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Live Review: Kevin Morby @ 9:30 Club — 6/1/19

KMorby5 Kevin Morby rocks the 9:30 Club on June 1, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)

Over the past few years Kevin Morby has grown exponentially both as a performer and as a songwriter. From his time in the Babies and Woods to his critically acclaimed solo records, Kevin creates music that is at once familiar and at the same time new. He continued to do so at the 9:30 Club recently.

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Live Review: Steve Poltz @ The Birchmere — 5/31/19

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Steve Poltz (Photo by Laura Partain)

You may not have the heard name Steve Poltz, but you’ve almost certainly heard his music. Steve, who opened for roots rocker Paul Thorn recently at The Birchmere, co-wrote the massive hit “You Were Meant For Me” with Jewel. In his own magical and vibrant way, Steve told the audience the story behind that song, which began on a trip the two took to Mexico to go surfing, where they ended up on a drug bust with the Mexican federal police.

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