Jason Boland & The Stragglers released Hard Times Are Relative, their ninth studio album, via Thirty Tigers in May. The Texas country quartet next perform at The Hamilton on Sunday, Sept. 30.
Phenomenally talented and equally lovely singer-songwriter Nicki Bluhm (pronounced “bloom”) played to an enthusiastic full house at DC’s The Hamilton Friday evening. Touring behind the May release of her new album — To Rise, You Gotta Fall (Little Knickers/Compass) — Nicki brought a Memphis-flavored soul sound that had the audience dancing, from little kids to senior citizens.
Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express played to a crowd of loyal fans on Wednesday night at The Soundry, a relatively new venue in Columbia, Maryland. Chuck, channeling all his of San Francisco weirdness, played his oddball schtick to the hilt. His guitar playing was tight as always, and his band sounded great.
Being the offspring of a famous, beloved musician can be a career boost… or hindrance (just ask Julian Lennon, Jakob Dylan, or Dhani Harrison). People will sit up and take notice of your famous surname — but beware, it can also lead to highly unrealistic expectations.
Devon Allman, a guitarist, vocalist, keyboardist, songwriter, and record producer, is the son of musician Gregg Allman. Devon appeared occasionally as a guest musician for Gregg Allman and The Allman Brothers Band, and he also maintains a solo career. He performs with The Devon Allman Project at The Hamilton Live on Friday, July 13.
New Orleans’ Big Sam’s Funky Nation brought the NOLA funk to The Hamilton Live on Saturday, and the audience, all on their feet and grooving, loved it!
The Dustbowl Revival brought its hi-energy Americana-swing sound to The Hamilton Live last week! The band is currently touring in support of its most recent self-titled album, which was released by Signature Sounds in 2017.