Snapshots: Trombone Shorty @ Wolf Trap — 8/17/18

VoodooThreauxdown Trombone Shorty performs at Wolf Trap on Aug. 17, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

The City of New Orleans celebrates its 300th Anniversary in 2018. To celebrate his hometown’s tricentennial, its rich cultural heritage, and its unique flavor of music, Trombone Shorty handpicked an all-star line-up of Crescent City musicians to tour the nation as Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown. The revue brought the spirit and the sound of New Orleans to Wolf Trap on Friday.

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Snapshots: Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ Wolf Trap — 8/17/18

VoodooThreauxdown Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs at Wolf Trap on Aug. 17, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Preservation Hall Jazz Band played a high-energy, get-out-of-your-seat and dance-inspiring set Friday at Wolf Trap. The band is one-fourth of the Trombone Shorty Voodoo Threauxdown tour along with Trombone Shorty, Galactic, and New Breed Jazz Band.

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Snapshots: Jon Cleary @ The Soundry — 8/9/18

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Jon Cleary performs at The Soundry on Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Fresh off a European tour with Bonnie Raitt’s band, Grammy Award winner and New Orleans funkmaster Jon Cleary paid a visit to The Soundry in Columbia, Maryland, recently to deliver a smokin’ hot, 90-minute R&B/funk/soul performance. Jon is currently touring in support his newest album, Dyna-Mite, published by Thirty Tigers in July.

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Snapshots: Big Sam’s Funky Nation @ The Hamilton — 6/23/18

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Big Sam’s Funky Nation performs at The Hamilton on June 23, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

New Orleans’ Big Sam’s Funky Nation brought the NOLA funk to The Hamilton Live on Saturday, and the audience, all on their feet and grooving, loved it!

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Don’t Miss: Big Sam’s Funky Nation @ The Hamilton, 6/23/18

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Big Sam’s Funky Nation (Photo by Willow Haley)

Big Sam’s Funky Nation dropped Songs in the Key of Funk, the band’s latest album, on May. Now, the funky jazz collective from New Orleans performs at The Hamilton Live on Saturday, June 23.

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Music Park: Rising Appalachia @ 9:30 Club — 5/25/18

Rising Appalachia 12 Rising Appalachia performs at 9:30 Club on May 25, 2018. (Photo by Neal Keller)

The music of Rising Appalachia seems intent on taking you to places. Places that are off the main roads, overgrown with kudzu, under the lazy glow of june bugs rising from beneath the porch swing. Their regional affiliations are alluded to in the band’s name, and as their set slowly unfolded recently at the 930 Club, they took the audience on a tour of the hazy south east.

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Music Park: Cowboy Mouth @ City Winery — 5/18/18

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Fred LeBlanc fronts Cowboy Mouth at City Winery on May 18, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

The nascent City Winery in DC’s Ivy City is an intimate 300-seat cabaret-style performance space that delivers a high-end combination of culinary and cultural experiences to patrons who are passionate about sharing wine, music, and culinary arts.

That is until New Orleans-based Cowboy Mouth came to town over the weekend, and all that went shit.

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Don’t Miss: Luke Winslow-King @ Pearl Street Warehouse, 5/10/18

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Luke Winslow-King (Photo by Victor Alonso)

New Orleans singer-songwriter Luke Winslow-King mixes Mississippi delta blues, folk, jazz, and roots rock on his new album, Blue Mesa, due this Friday, May 11, via Bloodshot Records. On the previous night, Luke performs at Pearl Street Warehouse on Thursday, May 10.

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