Music Park: The SteelDrivers @ The Birchmere — 10/4/18

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The SteelDrivers perform at The Birchmere on Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Making their first appearance at the venue in nine years, The SteelDrives filled The Birchmere with the soulful sounds of their lauded Nashville bluegrass on Thursday night, the first of a two-night engagement. In the finest traditions of bluegrass music, The SteelDrivers emphasized that their songs tell terrible stories — and there were lots of murder ballads.

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Don’t Miss: The SteelDrivers @ The Birchmere, 10/4-10/5/18

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The SteelDrivers (Photo courtesy Wortman Works)

The SteelDrivers have hit the road, taking their Grammy-winning bluegrass to The Birchmere for two nights on Thursday, Oct. 4, and Friday, Oct. 5.

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Music Park: Alison Krauss @ The Anthem — 9/18/18

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Alison Krauss performs at The Anthem on Sept. 18, 2018. (Words by Mark Engleson; Photos by Chani Devers)

With a tin pan alley backdrop and a little bit of Tom Waits in the air, Alison Krauss serenaded the crowd at The Anthem on Tuesday with a voice as honeyed as her admittedly dyed locks.

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Ticket Giveaway: Welles and Dead Sara @ Black Cat, 9/18/18

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Welles (Photo courtesy No Big Deal PR)

Welles is opening for Dead Sara at Black Cat on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The show is sold out, but Welles has given Parklife DC a pair of tickets to give away! You can win tickets to see Welles and Dead Sara with Parklife DC.

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Snapshots: Dierks Bentley @ Jiffy Lube Live — 9/7/18

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Dierks Bentley released The Mountain, his ninth studio album, recently via Capitol Records Nashville. He brought his Mountain High Tour to Jiffy Lube Live on Friday, and Jules McNamara got some pix of the boot-stompin’ action.

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