Live Review: Ray Wylie Hubbard @ City Winery — 9/19/19

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Ray Wylie Hubbard (Photo courtesy Red 11 Music)

You can call it country-rock, outlaw country, progressive country, or Americana. Whatever you call it, Ray Wylie Hubbard, who’s “been doing this a long time,” and calls himself “an acquired taste,” found a receptive, appreciative audience in a sold-out house at City Winery recently. The legendary Texas troubadour, feted lately with a tribute album and a book about his life and music, gave patrons a special live experience, punctuating his songs with conversational asides and injecting good-natured humor throughout his show.

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Preview: Chris Stapleton @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 8/11/19

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Chris Stapleton (Photo by Andy Barron)

Country artist Chris Stapleton has been everywhere lately! The singer recently released “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy,” a single he contributed to the movie Toy Story 4. Prior to that, he appeared on albums by Pink and Justin Timberlake. Now, he roams to Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday, Aug. 11 with his All American Roadshow.

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Preview: Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 6/19/19

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Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss (Photo courtesy IMP)

Country stars Willie Nelson and Alison Kruass announced a 13-date co-headlining tour earlier this year, and now that tour arrives at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Wednesday, June 19.

Lawn seats are still available!

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Music Park: Alejandro Escovedo and Joe Ely @ City Winery — 8/21/18

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Joe Ely and Alejandro Escovedo perform at City Winery in DC on Aug. 21, 2018. (Photo by Chester Simpson)

I had a personal reason for attending and photographing the show of Alejandro Escovedo and Joe Ely recently at the City Winery in Washington, DC, I knew them in the ole days of the ’70s.

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Music Park: Shooter Jennings @ City Winery — 8/22/18

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Shooter Jennings performs at Pappy and Harriett’s in Pioneertown, California, on Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo by Harmony Gerber)

Shooter Jennings brought his raucous brand of outlaw country music to DC on Wednesday, rocking the house at City Winery.

He’s spitting image of his daddy, the legendary Waylon Jennings, right down to the prominent proboscis, albeit carrying a more slender figure. Touring behind his new album, Shooter, he’s picking up the torch his father carried, turning his back on Nashville and Hollywood, making music his way, as he expressed in the song “Solid Country Gold/The Outsider.”

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