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.
Wussy (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Wussy released What Heaven Is Like, the band’s seventh studio album, via Shake It! in May, and they soon will embark on a short tour that includes a stop at Black Cat on Saturday, July 14.
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.
Daryl 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.
Parker Millsap performs live. (Photo by Scott Newton)
Babyfaced and blessed with movie-star good looks, small-town Oklahoma boy Parker Millsap played to a diverse crowd at the Black Cat on Wednesday evening.
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.