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 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.
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.
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.
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.