Snapshots: Abby Anderson @ The Anthem — 7/12/19

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Abby Anderson performs at The Anthem, July 12, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss/ aristrauss.com)

Abby Anderson, one of Nashville’s rising young stars, gave a performance at The Anthem recently, providing the middle set on a bill headlined by Rob Thomas and his Chip Tooth Tour. Singer-songwriter, Chris Trapper opened the evening with a 45-minute acoustic set.

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Live Review: Rob Thomas @ The Anthem — 7/12/19

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Rob Thomas performs at The Anthem during his Chip Tooth Tour, July 12, 2019 (Photo by Ari Strauss/ aristrauss.com)

When Rob Thomas and his Chip Tooth Tour rolled into DC for a performance at The Anthem on a recent evening, perhaps no one in the building was more excited than Rob himself.

“I’m so excited to be here at The Anthem,” he told the audience, “This place is owned by the same people as the 9:30 Club [hello, IMP!], and there is a special place in my heart for the 9:30 Club. Every morning I wake up on my tour bus, I drink coffee from my prized 9:30 mug.”

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Live Review: Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley @ The Anthem — 7/13/19

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Damian Marley performs at The Anthem on July 13, 2019. (Photo by Will Colbert)

The idea of a “family business” may be an antiquated notion for some but not if you’re a Marley. Bob Marley’s progeny have been making hits for decades and there’s no sign of that tradition ending. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley recently took the spotlight at The Anthem in DC. The three-time Grammy winner performed his signature dancehall reggae, father’s timeless classics, and possibly introduced us to the next Marley hitmaker.

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Interview: Abby Anderson (@ The Anthem, 7/12/19)

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Abby Anderson (Photo by John Shearer)

Abby Anderson was so anxious to get to Nashville and start her music career, she asked to be homeschooled through her senior year of high school so she could graduate early and get a head start. At just 17, Abby arrived in Nashville with a suitcase and a dream. That was 2015.

Today, she’s got a recording contract and is spending her summer touring the country in support of Rob Thomas’ Chipped Tooth Tour. The tour comes to DC with a performance on Friday, July 12, at The Anthem.

Parklife DC’s Ari Strauss recently chatted with Abby about the upcoming show at The Anthem and her experience getting her career underway in Nashville.

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