Live Review: Keb’ Mo’ @ The Birchmere — 6/13/19

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Keb’ Mo’ performs at The Birchmere on June 13, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Robbie Moore refers to her husband and modern blues legend Keb’ Mo’ as the happiest man in the blues world. Keb’s happy disposition was evident when the four-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and guitarist took the stage at The Birchmere in Alexandria recently to delight fans with a nearly two-hour solo set.

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Live Review: Paul Thorn @ The Birchmere — 5/31/19

Paul Thorn (courtesy Blind Ambition Management)
Paul Thorn (Photo courtesy Blind Ambition Management)

Paul Thorn plays a mix of roots rock, R&B, and gospel, black and white, all with a hint of his native Tupelo country twang. That’s an accurate description, but it does not convey of who Paul Thorn is. He shared some insights into the question during his performance at The Birchmere recently.

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Live Review: Steve Poltz @ The Birchmere — 5/31/19

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Steve Poltz (Photo by Laura Partain)

You may not have the heard name Steve Poltz, but you’ve almost certainly heard his music. Steve, who opened for roots rocker Paul Thorn recently at The Birchmere, co-wrote the massive hit “You Were Meant For Me” with Jewel. In his own magical and vibrant way, Steve told the audience the story behind that song, which began on a trip the two took to Mexico to go surfing, where they ended up on a drug bust with the Mexican federal police.

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Live Review: Nils Lofgren @ The Birchmere — 5/21/19

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Nils Lofgren (Photo by Carl Schultz)

Neil Young & Crazy Horse. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. Nils Lofgren has achieved iconic status — and induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — playing with these legendary acts, but as he came out a house of fire on “Walkin’ Nerve,” he left no doubt that he is one hell of a rock star in his own right. The Maryland native made a recent homecoming among family, friends, and a packed house, on the first of two nights at The Birchmere.

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