Live Review: Okkervil River @ The Hamilton Live — 7/15/19

Will Scheff fronts Okkervil River at The Hamilton Live on July 15, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)

A reverent crowd sat in hushed admiration for the songs composed by Okkervil River founder and frontman Will Scheff, who praised The Hamilton Live for its feeling of openness and its listening room environment, during a recent stop on the band’s Rarities & Requests Tour.

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Live Review: Randy Rogers Band @ 9:30 Club — 7/11/19

Randy Rogers Band performs at Lone Star Jam on May 3, 2015. (Photo by Maggie Boyd)

Powerhouse Americana sextet the Randy Rogers Band put on a Texas-sized spectacular recently at the 9:30 Club.

Randy and company took the stage as Lone Star State icon and Outlaw troubadour Ray Wylie’s “Snake Farm” played, with Randy front and center, slinging an acoustic guitar, dressed in a button-down shirt washed out by the spotlight, black jeans, white pointed leather shoes, and a white cowboy hat.

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Live Review: LeAnn Rimes @ The Birchmere — 6/30/19

LeAnn Rimes performs at The Birchmere, accompanied by Greg Hagan on guitar, June 30, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

When LeAnn Rimes casually walked to the microphone in bare feet and a simple white sundress recently, the vibe in the room felt like a warm summer evening on the back porch rather than on the main stage at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia. After warmly welcoming the crowd to her “living room,” the audience could sense they were in for a real treat.

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