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: SRSQ @ Songbyrd Music House — 2/10/19

SRSQ @ Songbyrd, Washington DC, 02/10/2019SRSQ performs at Songbyrd Music House on Feb. 10, 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)

Kennedy Ashlyn, formerly of Them Are Us Too, lost her bandmate and partner in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire of 2016. Recently, she started a new project, calling it SRSQ, and she released an album, Unreality. SRSQ visited Songbyrd Music House recently, and Paivi shot the show.

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Preview: SRSQ @ Songbyrd Music House, 2/10/19

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SRSQ (Photo by Kristin Cofer)

In 2016, Cash Askew, guitarist for Them Are Us Too, died in the infamous 2016 Ghost Ship club warehouse fire in Oakland, leaving her partner Kennedy Ashlyn to start anew.

Kennedy poured her grief into a new project SRSQ, which became about rebirth. She’s continuing that journey on tour with a date at Songbyrd Music House on Sunday, Feb. 10.

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