Dylan LeBlanc may not look like Bob Dylan, but the two Dylans connected through LeBlanc’s horse rasp and musical style at Pearl Street Warehouse recently.
The first time I saw Karen Jonas and her musical partner, Tim Bray, perform was at Gypsy Sally’s in 2015. I had the pleasure of seeing the duo with Karen’s band again recently at Pearl Street Warehouse on the night she won the 2019 Wammy Award for Best Country/Americana Artist.
Drummers are perpetually left in the dark. Which is a little odd because they’re the engines of a band — the driving force, the anchor around which the music is tied. Sometimes, the drummer shines bright despite being pushed to the back of the stage. Such is the case with Isabelle De Leon, the DC-based drummer who cohosts, along with saxophonist Elijah Balbed, the monthly Southwest Soul Sessions at Pearl Street Warehouse.
The Pearl Street Warehouse has a tradition of great blues shows. In November, they hosted hill country bluesman Cedric Burnside, a 2019 Grammy nominee for Best Traditional Blues Album, and ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons, touring in support of a solo blues-rock project. Last June, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Booker T. Jones, famous for his blues classics, stopped by.
Continuing this tradition, critically-acclaimed blues musician Danielle Nicole and her band took over the Pearl Street Warehouse Sunday evening.
A group of seasoned musicians threw a spirited celebration of Elvis Presley on The King’s birthday at Pearl Street Warehouse. Ben Eisendrath got rockin’ pictures of Vanilla Fudge, Buck Dharma of Blue Oyster Cult, and Mike Peters of The Alarm!