Snapshots: Samantha Fish @ The Hamilton — 6/6/18

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Blues singer-songerwriter Samantha Fish dropped by The Hamilton recently for a rocking show after a productive year! Last year, Samantha released two albums — Chills & Fever and Belle of the West — via Ruf Records. She played a mess of songs from those albums and more, and Nate Payne captured some photos of the Kansas City musician in action.

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Music Park: Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival — 6/9/18

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Dom Flemons performs in Durham, North Carolina, on Sept. 8, 2016. (Photo by Thomas Barta)

At the Kingmans Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival on Saturday, I endured sun and rain, met some cool dogs, suffered for some ice cream, and most of all experienced some very good bluegrass, Americana, and blues bands on one full day.

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Don’t Miss: Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore @ The Birchmere, 6/14/18

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Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore (Photo by Tim Reese)

On June 1, Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore released Downey to Lubbock, a collaborative album that serves as a love letter to the American West, via Yep Roc Records. Dave and Jimmie have embarked on a tour together, and they perform locally at The Birchmere on Thursday, June 14.

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Don’t Miss: Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival, 6/9/18

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Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival (Photo courtesy Living Classrooms)

Make sure to put the Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival on your calendar for Saturday, June 9. For just $35 a ticket, you get eight and a half hours of music, from noon to 8:30, with five stages of acts to choose from. The festival is family friendly, including your four-legged children!

The festival has booked a diverse set of outstanding artists to perform this year. Headliners Ganstagrass, known for the Emmy-nominated theme song to the FX series Justified, play a unique brand of bluegrass/hip-hop fusion.

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Don’t Miss: The The Band Band @ City Winery, 6/2/18

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The The Band Band (Photo by Val Green)

Should you form a tribute to The Band, and you want the world to know it, you may well call your act The ‘The Band’ Band. And that’s exactly what five rockin’ gents did. You can see The The Band Band play the songs of The Band at City Winery on Saturday, June 2.

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Music Park: Dana Fuchs @ The Hamilton Live — 5/26/18

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Dana Fuchs performs at Sierre Blues Festival on July 9, 2014. (Photo by Christophe Losberger)

Have you seen Across the Universe? If you’ve seen the 2007 Beatles musical film, then you’ve seen Dana Fuchs. In the film, Dana plays Sadie, an aspiring singer; her name comes from the song “Sexy Sadie.” Most memorably, Dana sings “Helter Skelter” in the movie.

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Music Park: Cowboy Mouth @ City Winery — 5/18/18

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Fred LeBlanc fronts Cowboy Mouth at City Winery on May 18, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

The nascent City Winery in DC’s Ivy City is an intimate 300-seat cabaret-style performance space that delivers a high-end combination of culinary and cultural experiences to patrons who are passionate about sharing wine, music, and culinary arts.

That is until New Orleans-based Cowboy Mouth came to town over the weekend, and all that went shit.

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