Justin Trawick & Claire Flynt
Thursday, August 6, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar
Join us for a night of live music by singer-songwriters loved throughout the DC metro area. Justin Trawick writes music that has varied instrumentation and ranges in style from folk/bluegrass all the way to funk/hip hop. Popular local artist Justin will be joined by up-and-coming musician and storyteller Claire Flynt before she embarks on her freshman year at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
For more info visit:
http://www.justintrawick.com/ & http://www.claireflynt.com/
The Walking Guys with Victoria Vox
Thursday, September 3, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar
The Walking Guys are singer/songwriters that make up three musical groups (Arts Fishing Club, Benjamin Butler, and Riley Moore) from Nashville, TN, with one simple goal for their tour: Live Simple, Spread Music. Their 1,600 mile tour will span from Portland, ME back to Nashville, TN. The big kicker: they are WALKING the entire way.
For more information, visit http://www.thewalkingguys.com/
with Victoria Vox
Vox is an award winning songwriter — including for songs she has written in French— (Independent Music Awards, 6-time WAMMIE winner, International Acoustic Music Awards, ADDYS, and has also donated songs to causes like the American Asbergers Association and the Duchenne Foundation. Her music has been used in indie films and featured on NPR’s “To the Best of Our Knowledge”.
In addition to her songwriting and ukulele playing, Vox has received praise for her “invisible” instrument: The Mouth Trumpet. She was invited to blow her own horn on the Jay Leno Show in 2009 and in 2015, Vox was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal as a leader in the mouth trumpet “revival” and performed live on air on KMOX’s Charlie Brennan show. She employs her mouth trumpet during musical breaks at her live shows and also includes it on her studio recordings, along with the real trumpet (which she also plays).
Carl Anderson and Mary Bragg with Cody McGuire
Friday, August 28, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar
Carl’s a laid-back, straight-talking hilarious guy; somehow he has you crying from heartbreaking songs one second and then laughing at incredibly dry banter the next…
Since graduating from high school, Carl has been writing, performing and recording music. He released his debut full-length album, Wolftown, in 2011, and recently completed the sophomore LP Risk of Loss; both albums were recorded in Louisa County, Virginia, at White Star Sound with Stewart Myers and Chris Keup. Carl has quickly become a staple at Virginia festivals, logging two appearances each at Campout East and The Festy Experience in addition to Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Misty Mountain Music Fest, Red Wing Roots, Rocktown Beer & Music Festival and Crozet Music Festival. He was selected as a finalist for Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s “Telluride Troubadour” songwriting contest and thereafter recorded a Daytrotter session.
Barely out of high school, Bragg spent six months in Nashville as a sprite, eager singer, chasing the dream. Like so many do.
Sent on her way to the University of Georgia where she was classically trained in voice, she put Nashville behind her and focused on developing her craft on her own terms. After college, New York became her muse, her trouble, her chaperone. Several years into growing acclaim in Brooklyn’s Americana scene, she attracted overflow crowds for a yearlong residency at New York City’s famed venue The Living Room. She has been honored in such prestigious songwriting contests as Kerrville New Folk, Telluride Troubadour, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Wildflower! Festival, and the International Songwriting Competition.
Now having recently been accepted into the world-renowned circle of songwriters at The Bluebird Cafe after a 60-second audition, Bragg finally has been embraced in Nashville. The 2011 release of her Lee Alexander-produced album Tattoos & Bruises, met with critical acclaim by USA Today, No Depression magazine and others, didn’t hurt.
Cody McGuire Music
Cody McGuire is a Washington D.C. Based singer/songwriter originally from North Carolina. He plays with a unique and intriguing blend of Bluegrass and Acoustic Pop. Playing a variety of instruments including the guitar, banjo and mandolin, Cody has a well-rounded background in music.Cody is also an official endorser of banjo.com.
Cost: $10 adv/$12 door
Pavel Urkiza - Live in the Coffeehouse
Saturday, August 22, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM · Add to Calendar
Pavel Urkiza is internationally-know Cuban musician, composer, producer, and arranger of great sensitivity and connection to world musical cultures. His profound respect and understanding of Cuba’s rich musicological ancestry, in combination with 22 years of musical life and experience in the Iberian Peninsula result in a truly unique style that offers a vast spectrum of rhythms, harmonies, melodies and lyrics. The Afro-Cuban-Spanish flavor is evident in his guitar playing and vocals. A Caribbean-Mediterranean way of playing with a singular Cuban swing. Among the rhythms he has inherited and others he has spearheaded are: Filin progresivo, Guaguancó-Flamenco, Spanish Tango with “Son”, Bolero Filin, Bomba-Makuta, Timba-Funk, Chacha-Blues, Trova-Jazz, and more.
One guitar, one voice, many colors. MIM: música iberoamericana del mundo. (Ibero-american world music)
For more information, visit www.pavelurkiza.com
Tiffany Thompson and Jenn Bostic
Friday, August 21, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar
Pop-Up Store by Kicheko Good and KALEIDOS
Tiffany is excited to have her fashion friends Sarah Bayot - Kicheko Goods - and Amanda Vega - KALEIDOS - create a pop-up store for you to enjoy before the show and during intermission
Tiffany Thompson’s music travels between the acoustic folk and pop worlds. But her smooth, emotional vocal and honest lyrics are always the center of her artistry.
Tiffany has released 4 records: Tiffany Thompson (EP 2009), We Are The Dreamers (EP 2011), Unplugged (LP 2012) and One Voice (LP 2012); and toured extensively in the United States as well as Germany, Prague, Budapest and London.
Her musical exploration reflects a traveling spirit she’s had since living as a child in Moscow, Russia. After college in Chicago, Il Tiffany moved to DC where she dove into the music scene. Playing at landmark venues like The Birchmere, Jammin Java, The Hamilton and IOTA, Tiffany spent 7 years investing in the NOVA/DC music community.
In summer 2014, Tiffany moved to Nashville, TN to focus on songwriting and to immerse herself in that creative community.
Tiffany’s solo performance is an intimate experience of story telling and song. Playing both guitar and piano, Tiffany entertains audiences of all ages with a dynamic set that brings tears to your eyes and a smile to your heart. And after a summer tour in Germany with Jenn Bostic, she is filled with new songs and stories to share with her home community of DC.
Jenn Bostic is a Minnesota native, currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee. Her emotive songwriting and powerful vocals have been touching hearts around the world.Jealous of the Angels, a song written for her late father, allowed her to connect and empathize with her fans in a remarkable way.
Jealous of the Angels, produced by Barrett Yeretsian (writer/producer of the hit Jar of Hearts for Christina Perri) was discovered by noted U.K. DJ Simon Bates, who played it on his popular morning show on Smooth Radio, where the song immediately jumped into the station’s Top 10 Most Played for the week. The song was soon playlisted on BBC Radio 2, and after a live performance on BBC Breakfast the song went #1 in the United Kingdom. It now has over 1.8 million views on YouTube, and after two follow up singles, Not Yet and Missin’ a Man, Jenn became the first independent American artist to have their first three singles playlisted at BBC Radio 2.
In 2012, Bostic received 5 Independent Country Music Association Awards including “Best Female Artist,” “Best Songwriter,” and Overall Winner. She has performed across the United States, as well as the United Kingdom, including venues such as The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium, The Bluebird Cafe and Jazz at Lincoln Center, and has opened for artists such as The Band Perry, Randy Travis and Christian Kane.
June 1, 2015, Bostic release her third album entitled “Faithful.” Which has already gained much support through her performance on BBC’s Songs of Praise.
Meaning “smile/laughter,” Kicheko Goods is a socially conscious company that designs and makes distinctive pieces that invest in education.
KALEIDOS (kuh-lahy-dohs) is a newly opened online shop based in Virginia that offers a curated collection of independent designs and vintage finds.
Cost: $10 adv/$12 door
Shawn Taylor - Live in the Coffeehouse
Saturday, August 8, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM · Add to Calendar
With a thumping thumb, dancing fingers, wailing harp, deep gritty soul stirring vocals and poetic blue collar lyrics, Taylor’s songs ooze American roots. His voice has been compared to Tom Waites, Ray Lamontagne, Bruce Springsteen and Chris Smither. His original songs draw from the deep Americana musical well and his lyrics are colored by the experiences of his own working class wandering roots.
He’s been an oysterman, carpenter, hitchhiker, homeowner, father, husband, and ‘thru-hiker’ of the Appalachian Trail, the Long Trail and the John Muir Trail. He’s won awards for his short prose stories and been a finalist in several competative songwriter open mikes, including the Towne Crier in Pawling, NY, which he won.
He plays venues from New England to Nashville, such as the Bluebird Cafe, and has shared the stage with acts such as, Maria Muldaur and Vance Gilbert. He also leads the ever evolving New England based Wandering Roots band.
He has released three solo CD’s, “Wandering Roots,” “Free,” and “Home.” Home” has aired on international folk radio from Japan, to Europe to WFUV in NY. He maintains a busy playing schedule, making 200+ apearances a year and is curentlty writing towards the next recording project…
Has shared the stage with…
* Maria Muldaur
* Vance Gilbert
* Amy Speace
* Scott Ainslie
* Kevin So
* Pat Wictor
* David Jacobs-Strain
* Danielle Miraglia
* Garnet Rodgers
* Abbie Gardner
* Michael Ronstadt
For more information, visit http://www.shawntaylortunes.com/
Closer to Home (duo Mike Herz & Emily Barnes) - Live in the Coffeehouse
Saturday, August 1, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM · Add to Calendar
Closer to Home is the contemporary folk duo of singer-songwriters Mike Herz & Emily Barnes based out of northwest, New Jersey. These two artists combine heartfelt harmonies, penetrating songwriting and a natural artistic chemistry that makes for a captivating live show. The union of Herz’s rich vocals with Barnes’mesmering voice creates an inimitable sound and style that is turning heads. Combined they have hours of original material, from tear jerking love songs to foot stomping anthems. Closer to Home is a new force to be reckoned with on the indie music scene.
For more information, visit http://mikeherzmusic.com/closer-to-home
Passerine, Will Duvall, Notes from the Underground
Thursday, July 30, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar
Passerine’s distinctive sound combines vocal harmonies, the crisp rhythms of an acoustic guitar, the haunting voices of the fiddle and dobro (resonator slide guitar), the resonant lows of an acoustic bass. With inventive vocal harmonies and song-writing, supported by the sounds of acoustic strings, Passerine offers a fresh take on traditional folk and bluegrass music as well as a repertoire of original songs that range from sweet ballads to the edgier side of contemporary Americana.
They were voted “Band of the Year” at the very diverse Deland Original Music Festival in 2012, and took home an award for “song of the year” in 2011. This year, Passerine was among three bands voted “Best of Local Bands” by the readers of SRQ Magazine
Notes from the Underground
The DC-based Newgrass trio Notes from the Underground performs innovative acoustic folk music drawing on Bluegrass, Jazz, Irish and Old-Time traditions.
Cost: $10 adv / $12 door
Athron McCann - Live in the Coffeehouse
Friday, July 31, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM · Add to Calendar
Softly woven acoustic-based tunes combined with raw lyrics, smooth melodies and layered with a thick vocal presence, Athron’s music combines a rich blend of emotive sounds to guarantee satisfaction for the senses.
For more information, visit http://athron.net/
The 9 Singer-Songwriter Series
Friday, August 7, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar
Founded in 2008 by singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, “The 9 Songwriter Series” is a touring live music event based in Washington, DC. The show was created with the idea of nine artists getting together and combining their talents in order to play in nicer clubs and to larger amounts of people. Each installment features nine solo singer/songwriters performing in rotation and often sitting in with each other, providing audiences with a rich, intimate, varied listening experience. Where else can you hear almost 30 songs from nine different artists for only $10? To date, over 60 different artists have participated in “The 9”, at events in DC, Arlington, Bethesda, Baltimore, Annapolis, New York City, Richmond, Charlottesville, Charlotte, and Philadelphia.
Follow and Like “The 9” at www.facebook.com/wearethe9 and www.twitter.com/wearethe9.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/wearethe9