Music Park: Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore @ The Birchmere — 6/14/18

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Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore (Photo by Daniel Jackson)

Touring behind their new album, From Downey to Lubbock — currently #1 on the Billboard Blues chart — Americana icons Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore performed Thursday night in front of a packed audience at Alexandria’s Birchmere.

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Music Park: Daryl Hall and John Oates @ Capital One Arena — 6/11/18

HallOates_13Daryl Hall and John Oates perform at Capital One Arena on June 11, 2018.

Proving they still got the goods, Daryl Hall and John Oates recently jammed through a satisfyingly smooth set of radio hits for a packed Capital One Arena.

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Music Park: Joachim Cooder @ The Birchmere — 6/11/18

Cooder - 17 Joachim Cooder performs at The Birchmere on June 11, 2018. (Photo by Glenn Cook)

Joachim Cooder opened for his father, Ry, at The Birchmere on Monday, the second of two tour dates at the venue. Joachim recently released his debut EP as a solo performer, Fuchsia Machu Picchu, but at only 39 years old, he has nearly 25 years of experience as a professional. He’s played drums in his father’s band since his teens, and worked with his dad his to score a Wim Wenders film.

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

Samantha Fish Live at The Hamilton-35 Samantha Fish performs at The Hamilton on June 6, 2018. (Photo by Nate Payne)

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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