Live Review: Lucy Dacus w/ Bartees Strange @ 9:30 Club — 10/22/21

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Lucy Dacus performs at 9:30 Club in Washington DC on Oct. 22, 2021. (Photo by Casey Vock)

One of the most remarkable feats of touring musicians today is keeping their sound fresh while staying true to the style that initially attracted a fanbase. A celebration of independent folk and rock music, Lucy Dacus is one of the most thoughtfully creative touring singer-songwriters today.

And, at just 26 years old, she’s an amazing success story — she’s already released three critically acclaimed albums, given unforgettable performances at events like the Newport Folk Festival, and formed a power-trio known as boygenius with fellow stars Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker. Her Twitter prowess — close to 100,000 followers — speaks to the level of embrace and support by fans.

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Music Park: Lucy Dacus @ Ottobar — 7/11/18

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Lucy Dacus performs at the Ottobar on July 11, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

There’s something to be said for artistry within art. Art is an act of creation, but the process of creating art can itself be something to behold and appreciate. On Historian, the second full-length LP from Richmond-based musician Lucy Dacus, you can almost see the interconnecting layers being pieced together to create these stories. And you could certainly hear them live at Ottobar on Wednesday.

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