Jon Batiste performs at The Anthem his band, Stay Human, on June 15, 2019. The performance occurred during the 15th Annual DC JazzFest. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Anyone who watches late-night television likely knows Jon Batiste. He and his band, Stay Human, are the house band on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The band paid a visit to DC recently to perform as a headline act at The Anthem during the 15th annual DC JazzFest.
Mary Gauthier (Photo by Laura Partain)
Nashville singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier, winner of Americana Music Association UK’s International Artist of the Year Award and the International Folk Music Awards’ Album of the Year for Rifles & Rosary Beads, performs at City Winery DC on Sunday, March 24.
Jon Cleary performs at The Hamilton on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Grammy Award winner Jon Cleary and his band, the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, brought their Mardi Gras vibe to DC recently for a Fat Tuesday celebration at The Hamilton Live.
Galactic performs at 9:30 Club on Feb. 15, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Louisiana jam band Galactic brought the funk to DC Friday as the first night of a two-night stand at 9:30 Club with special guest Erica Falls.
Galactic (Photo by Melissa Stewart)
Galactic will release Already Ready Already on Feb 8 via their own Tchoup-Zilla Records through Thirty Tigers. Soon after, the collective appear for two nights at 9:30 Club, and you can win tickets to go to the first of those nights on Friday, Feb. 15.
Leyla McCalla performs at The Hamilton Live on Jan. 11, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)
I was looking forward to a good show to kick off 2019 — and Leyla McCalla’s scheduled performance at The Hamilton Live seemed like just the ticket. What I experienced though was far from merely “good.” Instead, Leyla’s performance was mesmerizing, sensual, joyous, and exquisite… adjectives that describe far more accurately her unique blend of traditional Creole, Cajun, and Haitian music (with American folk and gospel thrown into the mix as well).
The Revivalists perform at The Anthem on Jan. 11, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
New Orleans rockers The Revivalists kicked off their Take Good Care Tour on Friday at The Anthem. The 12-week tour supports their new album, Take Good Care, which was released last year via Loma Vista Recordings.