Best of the Year: Top 10 Concerts of 2019 by Mark E.

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Rosanne Cash placed as one of Mark Engleson’s top shows of the year. Read on to see who else made the cut. (Photo by David LaMason)

Editor’s Note: This year, we asked our bloggers to name their Top 10 shows of 2019 or choose their Top 10 photos of the year. We will run them over the course of mid-December as our Best of the Year posts.

Editor (again): After much consideration, the prolific Mark Engleson chose his top 10 shows for 2019.

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Live Review: Steve Earle and The Dukes @ The Birchmere — 5/20/19

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Steve Earle performs at The Birchmere on May 20, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Steve Earle came out to introduce the show Monday night at The Birchmere. He welcomed the audience to the Guy Tour, and said he’d been looking forward to this for a long time. He told us we’d hear a lot of Guy Clark’s songs and a lot of his songs.

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Snapshots: Shannon McNally @ City Winery — 2/13/19

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Shannon McNally performs at City Winery on Feb. 13, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Diners heading to City Winery in Ivy City recently to see the last performance of Steve Earle’s winter residency were treated to a wonderful musical appetizer. Singer/songwriter Shannon McNally warmed up the capacity crowd with a tasty 45-minute solo set of acoustic tunes from her catalog.

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Live Review: Steve Earle @ City Winery — 2/13/19

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Steve Earle performs at City Winery in DC on Feb. 13, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Steve Earle is the godfather of Americana music. With his black vest, jeans, and long gray beard, he’s often said to look like an aging biker. But when I saw him at City Winery on Wednesday, I saw a bit of one of the main characters of one of his favorite novels, a sort of Texas Gandalf the Grey.

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Snapshots: The Lantern Tour @ Warner Theater — 10/25/18

TheLanternTour_WarnerTheatre Jackson Browne performs at the Warner Theatre for The Lantern Tour on Oct. 25, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Several singer-songwriters gathered at the Warner Theatre recently for a common cause, the belief that all human beings have basic human rights, no matter who they are or where they are in the world.

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Music Park: Steve Earle and The Dukes @ The Birchmere — 4/3/18

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Steve Earle performs live at The Speigeltent, Wexford, Ireland, on Oct. 24, 2015. (Photo by Sean Rowe)

Bandanas were back in style as Steve Earle and his backing band, The Dukes, made their way to The Birchmere Tuesday on the 30th Anniversary of Copperhead Road Tour.

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