Tori Amos (Photo by Desmond Murray)
Tori Amos releases her brand new Christmastide EP, a special collection of four original tracks to celebrate the holiday season with her fans, Dec. 4 on Decca Records. In what has been an incredibly unexpected, turbulent and for many, a very divisive year, Tori wanted to create a safe space for her fans to reflect on the challenges the world has had to face.
Today, she has revealed a new song “Better Angels,” perfectly timed to lift you up and keep you warm during this unusual holiday season.
Patricia Barber performs at City Winery on Oct. 22, 2019. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)
Singer-pianist Patricia Barber recently released Higher, her first new album in six years, via ArtistShare. She performed songs new and familiar with the Patricia Barber Trio at City Winery recently, and Jason Nicholson was there to capture the show.
Rick Wakeman performs at The Birchmere on Sept. 25, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)
Rick Wakeman’s Grumpy Old Rock Star tour featured a man who is anything but. Rather, we got a wonderfully intimate, hilarious, and jaw-dropping performance from the former Strawbs, on-again off-again YES, and unparalleled session keyboardist recently at The Birchmere. Not a grumpy soul in the room, least of all Mr. Wakeman himself.
Sarah McLachlan (Photo by Kharen Hill)
Backed by her band and the National Symphony Orchestra, Sarah MacLachlan endured a hot night at Wolf Trap recently to repeatedly stun the audience with her amazing vocal performance.
Ben Folds performs at The Anthem on July 30, 2019. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Ben Folds, a classical composer in addition to a classic singer-songwriter, came to The Anthem with a few tricks up his sleeve.
Ben Folds (Photo by Joe Vaughn)
Ben Folds and Violent Femmes have announced a very special summer co-headline tour, set to begin July 28, and landing at The Anthem on Tuesday, July 30.
A.J. Croce (Photo by Sebastian Smith)
I’ve been watching Westworld. And so it occurred to me as I watched A.J. Croce perform at City Winery recently, this piano man would be at home in the Old West, tickling the ivories at a saloon.
Amanda Palmer performs at National Theatre in DC on April 5, 2019.
Amanda Palmer made a deal with her audience at the National Theatre on Friday. If ever anyone became too sad during the course of her music and conversation presentation, he or she could simply exclaim, “Amanda, I’m too sad!” and the artist would respond to brighten things up with the opening chords of “Coin-Operated Boy” by her band The Dresden Dolls.
By our count, she was called upon to play those chords at least five times, which might not be so bad for a 4.5 hour show.
Marcia Ball performs at the Lowell Summer Music Series on Aug. 8, 2014. (Photo by Tim Carter)
A little bit of the bayou came to DC by way of Austin, Texas, Monday night in the form of R&B artist Marcia Ball. Kicking off her performance with the tune “Red Beans,” an old blues tune by McKinley Morganfield, Marcia played a selection of songs from her new album, Shine Bright, as well as old favorites.
Marcia Ball (Photo by Mary Bruton)
Blues singer and pianist Marcia Ball released Shine Bright, her latest album, via Alligator Records this year, and she’s performing at City Winery DC on Monday, Oct. 1.