John Hiatt performs at The Birchmere on Aug. 21, 2018. (Photo by Glenn Cook)
Singer-songwriter John Hiatt has often spoken of his affection for The Birchmere. On Monday, the first of a two-night engagement, he said, “This is almost like home.”
Playing to a sold-out house on his 66th birthday, John was clearly energized and having a great time, launching into his songs with a wide smile across his face. His mood was infectious, and the crowd was uplifted by his joyful presence as well as his beautiful music.
Joe Ely (Photo by Barbara FG)
Genre-busting singer-songwriter Joe Ely has released a lot of material — solo and as a member of The Flatlanders and Los Super Seven — since his 1977 self-titled debut album. The legendary guitar slinger will perform with the equally eclectic Alejandro Escovedo at City Winery in DC on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Red Wanting Blue performs at City Winery on June 19, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Midwestern rock band Red Wanting Blue delivered a gritty, electrified, performance at City Winery recently. The Columbus, Ohio-based group is wrapping up an eight-week tour of the United States in support of its new studio album, The Wanting, which released in April via Blue Élan Records.
Red Wanting Blue (Photo courtesy Right Angle PR)
Midwestern rockers Red Wanting Blue released The Wanting, their 11th studio album, via Blue Elan Records on April 27. The gents are on tour, and they perform locally at City Winery on Tuesday, June 19.
The Gaslight Anthem perform at 9:30 Club on May 27, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)
The Gaslight Anthem is going all out in celebration of the 10th anniversary their seminal album, The ’59 Sound. The gents will release The ’59 Sound sessions, a companion to their classic album with nine rare unreleased songs and a 60-page booklet on June 15 via via SideOneDummy Records on June 15.
Along the way, the Gaslight Anthem are performing shows in celebration of the album as well, including two sold-out nights at 9:30 Club. Paivi was there to shoot the first of the two on Sunday, May 27.
Patty Smyth and Keith Mack perform in Scandal at City Winery on May 5, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Guitarist Zack Smith was looking to form a band in New York City in 1981, and he was persistent enough to track down vocalist Patty Smyth, who was working in a steakhouse at the time.
And so the band Scandal came together to record a self-titled EP and eventually a full album, Warrior, producing memorable ’80s hits like “Goodbye to You” and “The Warrior.” Patty sang those songs and more with a new configuration of Scandal, which still also includes original member Keith Mack on guitar, at City Winery on Saturday.
Brian Fallon performs at 9:30 Club on April 28, 2018. (Photo by Daniel Webb)
Brian Fallon and the Howling Weather took the stage for a self-described, but also very true, masterly designed set in a sold-out show at 9:30 Club on Saturday.