David Shaw of The Revivalists shares a moment with a fan at Wolf Trap on Aug. 19, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)
Every Sunday, around sunset, my emotional slide into a pre-work week slump begins, but not this past weekend. This Sunday, I took a trip to the Filene Center at Wolf Trap to catch The Revivalists. The 8-piece band from New Orleans provided a heavy dose of high-energy alt-rock that was the perfect cure for the Sunday blues.
The Revivalists (Photo by Brantley Gutierrez)
Formed in New Orleans in 2007, the eight-man roots band called The Revivalists recently released a new single, “All My Friends,” and they will soon start a tour. The Revivalists will play at Wolf Trap on Sunday, Aug. 19.
Hayes Carll performs at FM Kirby Center on Dec. 28, 2016. (Photo by Rich Howells)
Americana singer-songwriter Hayes Carll was in rare form before a sold-out house at DC’s City Winery Saturday evening. Performing mostly solo, with just an acoustic guitar, Hayes had the crowd spellbound, playing favorite songs and freely breaking into story. Hayes’s trademark wry, sarcastic sense of humor was on fine display, as was his heartfelt sincerity.
Hayes Carll (Photo courtesy High Road Touring)
Hayes Carll plans to release a new album in 2019. Meanwhile, the straight-talkin’ Texan has been on tour, and he visits City Winery in DC on Saturday, Aug. 4.
Fantastic Negrito performs at Sixth and I Synagogue on July 25, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)
There’s only one Fantastic Negrito — and he was at DC’s Sixth & I recently. The historic synagogue isn’t the typical blues venue, but the Grammy Award-winning musician isn’t your typical bluesman. Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz, better known by his current musical incarnation Fantastic Negrito, is the embodiment of new blues.
Jason Isbell rocks Wolf Trap on July 24, 2018. (Photo by Jay Premack)
Amidst light rain, a dedicated crowd came to see four-time Grammy winner Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit perform at Wolf Trap on Tuesday. While the weather may have been a little wet, Jason and his band were on fire, going into their bag of tricks, bringing out the hits, and busting out some badass jamming. It was a rare mix of top-notch lyrics, singing, and instrumentals!
The Steel Wheels – Red Wing VI Roots Music Festival July 14, 2018
The Steel Wheels perform at Red Wing Roots Festival in Natural Chimneys Park on July 14, 2018. (Photo by Chester Simpson)
Year after year, The Red Wing Roots Music Festival just keeps getting better and better! And the latest edition, on July 13-15, in Mount Solon, Virginia, was the best yet.