Interview: Hudson Taylor (@ Songbyrd Music House, 10/4/18)

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Hudson Taylor (Photo courtesy Big Hassle)

It has been a busy 12 months for Irish pop-Americana duo Hudson Taylor. Brothers Alfie and Harry Hudson Taylor have been true road warriors, living out of suitcases, while selling out shows in Ireland and across Europe. North America will be the next leg of their seemingly nonstop tour schedule. The band will open for Hozier on Oct. 2 at DC’s Lincoln Theater (its sold out) and headline Songbyrd Music House on Thursday, Oct. 4. Alfie Hudson-Taylor talks to Parklife DC about his experiences as a young musician.

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Don’t Miss: CAS DC Presents Blondie Parallel Lines 40th Anniversary @ Songbyrd Music House, 9/16/18

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Classic Album Sundays celebrates the 40th anniversary of Parallel Lines by Blondie with an immersive listening party and a discussion with Songbyrd Music House owner Joe Lapan and Parklife DC Editor Mickey McCarter.

Join Joe and Mickey for this unique experience at Songbyrd Music House on Sunday, Sept. 16.

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Music Park: Skyzoo @ Songbyrd Music House — 5/4/18

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Skyzoo performs at Songbyrd Music House on May 4, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Brooklyn MC Skyzoo made a long overdue return to DC Friday to perform songs off his recently released album, In Celebration of Us. It was an early show that started late, but well worth the wait.

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Music Park: Dead Horses @ Songbyrd Music House — 4/14/18

DeadHorses10 Dead Horses perform at Songbyrd Music House on April 14, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

Americana is one of those musical labels that can apply to a wide variety of styles (folk, country, rock blues, or gospel) and thus become practically meaningless. However, as a descriptor for Dead Horses’ music, and paired with the band’s origin story, the term takes on a specificity and uniqueness all its own.

Dead Horses — Sarah Vos (vocals/guitar), Daniel Wolff (double bass/vocals), Jamie Gallagher (drums), and Ryan Ogburn (mandolin) — stopped at Songbyrd Music House on Saturday. Touring in support of its third album, My Mother the Moon (released on April 6), a modest but enthusiastic crowd was treated to a lively performance of songs drawing on a wide range of influences that includes folk, bluegrass, gospel, rock, and blues.

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Snapshots: Yoke Lore @ Songbyrd Music House — 1/29/17

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Yoke Lore performs at Songbyrd Music House on Jan. 29, 2018. (Photo by Isaiah Hattix)

Adrian Galvin, formerly of Walk the Moon, now has a solo project called Yoke Lore. He recently launched his first headlining tour, which visited Songbyrd Music House on Jan. 29, on the heels of several EPs of new music.

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Ticket Giveaway: Yoke Lore @ Songbyrd Music House, 1/29/18

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Yoke Lore (Photo courtesy No Big Deal PR)

Adrian Galvin, formerly of Walk the Moon, struck out on his own with solo project Yoke Lore, and he released Far Shore, his debut EP as Yoke Lore, in 2016. He followed that up with Goodpain, a second EP, last summer. Yoke Lore will perform at Songbyrd Music House on Monday, Jan. 29, and you can win tickets to see the show with Parklife DC!

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