Live Review: Leyla McCalla @ The Hamilton Live — 1/11/19

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Leyla McCalla performs at The Hamilton Live on Jan. 11, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

I was looking forward to a good show to kick off 2019 — and Leyla McCalla’s scheduled performance at The Hamilton Live seemed like just the ticket. What I experienced though was far from merely “good.” Instead, Leyla’s performance was mesmerizing, sensual, joyous, and exquisite… adjectives that describe far more accurately her unique blend of traditional Creole, Cajun, and Haitian music (with American folk and gospel thrown into the mix as well).

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Preview: Scythian @ The Hamilton Live, 1/5/19

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Scythian (left to right): Larissa Fedoryka, Danylo Fedoryka, Alexander Fedoryka, Nolan Ladewski, Fritz McGirr (Photo by Danielle Lussier and Jim Gavenus)

DC Celtic rock quintet Scythian perform at The Hamilton Live on Saturday, Jan. 5! Kick off 2019 with a spring in your step and go dance with these talented folks.

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Music Park: Take Me to the River: New Orleans Live @ The Hamilton Live — 10/24/18

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Big Chief Monk Boudreaux performs with Take Me to the River: New Orleans Live in a visit to The Hamilton on Oct. 24, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan and Ian Neville, George Porter Jr., and several other New Orleans musical greats recently brought a NOLA party to The Hamilton recently through the Take Me to the River NOLA Live Tour.

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Music Park: The Black Lillies @ The Hamilton Live — 10/6/18

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The Black Lillies (Photo by Matchless Exposure)

Knoxville Americana band The Black Lillies play a unique mix of genres of styles: country, bluegrass, blues, and jazz. You might say that The Black Lillies are a CBGB+ band. Touring in support of a new album, Stranger to Me, The Lillies put on a compelling show at The Hamilton on Saturday that saw the audience fill the pit, dancing to the infectious rhythms.

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