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Eileen Graham

Friday, March 27, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Eileen Graham

Echoes of the sweetness of Joni Mitchell and the urgency of Alanis Morissette can be found wrapped in Eileen Graham’s wide-ranging voice. But not so fast – this singer-songwriter sings her own song. Her signature fast vibrato, sultry overtones and aching sky-high notes are said to “capture audiences with her pure and emotionally-loaded sound,” (Beyond Race Magazine). Her album, One of Those Girls (2012), is an honest and simply done, piano-driven collection that feels cozy, reminiscent of a cup of tea shared with your best friend. Produced by My Favorite Highway frontman Dave Cook (O.A.R., Paradise Fears), the debut solo journey is colored by delightful hooks and a wash of uncertainty, leaving listeners transfixed. Graham was featured on the premiere webside of Aux Send, landing in the Top 10 of New & Noteworthy Artists on iTunes in 2011, and, in 2014, Graham reached #1 on the regional pop charts.

Cost: $10

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For more information, visit http://eileengrahammusic.com/


Kids’ Music: Rainbow Rock Band

Saturday, March 7, 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM · Add to Calendar

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Kids’ Music: Rainbow Rock Band

Get ready to rock the rainbow! The Rainbow Lady (Kate Moran), joined by some of her friends, Guitarmony Gus (Derek Evry), Sgt. Bam Sam (Sam Carolla), Captain Toe Tappin (Kevin de Souza), Princess Fiddlesticks (Lynn Rovelli), Bassious Berry (Matt Berry) or Prince Pop & Walk (Ryan Walker), will entertain your little ones with a combination of classic and original children’s songs. These talented tunesters will keep you bopping in your socks until you just can’t rock anymore! Inside the box of fun, tambourines, shakers, and more are always on hand for your little one to join in the fun, and, if they are feeling like completing their rock star appearance, they can get a nice little temporary Rainbow tattoo from, none other than, Pattycake Patty (Patty Moran) or the lovely Rockin Rox Anna (Anna Goist)!! Are you ready to rock the rainbow?

Suggested age range: Infant to 8 yr olds.

Cost: $6 adv/$8 door (everyone 1 year and older)

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For more information, visit http://www.rainbowrockband.com/


Caroline Spence CD Release and Robby Hecht

Thursday, March 5, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Caroline Spence CD Release and Robby Hecht

Caroline Spence is enamored with words and songs. Though countless singer-songwriters boast the same simple claim, few have been lifted up by their passion the way Caroline has. Her passion led the Virginia native on a pilgrimage to Nashville, where the 25-year-old honed her writing and her coy, dusky soprano across folk, Americana and alt-country genres. That same passion resonates throughout every track on her first full-length solo debut, the magical and meditative Somehow, set for release on March 3rd 2015.

With songs that wrap the truths of life up into personal vignettes of clever wordplay and catchy hooks, it’s no wonder that in 2013 Caroline won American Songwriter Magazine’s June/July lyric contest as well as the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest songwriter competition later that year. Caroline also had her songs recorded by up-and-coming independent singer songwriters Andrew Combs (“Heavy”) and Annalise Emerick (“A Good One” and “Somewhere In Between”).

With all the courage, grit and passion that pervade her 13 new tracks, Spence is more than ready to share Somehow and take her place in the world of professional songwriters. Still, she does so without losing touch with her reality: “It just feels like all of this happened somehow, making these songs, this record, just somehow happened, kind of magically. And I know what I want and I just know that somehow I am going to make it happen.”

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Robby Hecht’s music invites and even induces the listener to a similar place of serenity, clarity and patience.

“When I’m writing by myself something can take three years until I get past my own self-editing phase,” says Hecht about his meticulous approach. “Everything I write I’m trying to capture some kind of truth that I haven’t heard anyone say in that way before.”

And that’s what we hear on Hecht’s third album, a self-titled collection of twelve lovely and insightful songs. Those who give it time will be seduced by a quality that fellow songwriter Steve Poltz once compared to “a warm blanket that wraps itself around you.” And Poltz is but one of many peers in the folk music community who’ve testified to the magnitude of Hecht’s talents. Catie Curtis, Anais Mitchell, Julie Lee and others have gushed about the “natural beauty” of Hecht’s tone, the “honey in his voice” and his “authentic gifts” as a lyricist. Prizes from songwriting contests at Kerrville and Telluride have further confirmed Hecht’s stature as a musician’s musician. Now, with several circuits of the nation under his belt and a widening base of support in the songwriter world, Hecht is worthy of wider recognition by fans of observant, immersive music.

http://robbyhecht.com/

Cost: $10 adv / $12 door

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For more information, visit http://www.carolinespencemusic.com/


Kids’ Music: Rainbow Rock Band

Saturday, February 21, 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM · Add to Calendar

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Kids’ Music: Rainbow Rock Band

Rainbow Rock Band was voted Runner-up Best Kid-Friendly Attraction in Washington City Paper’s Best of DC Poll.  The Rainbow Lady (Kate Moran), joined by some of her friends, will entertain your little ones with a combination of classic and original children’s songs. These talented tunesters will keep you bopping in your socks until you just can’t rock anymore!  Inside the box of fun, tambourines, shakers and more are always on hand for your little one to join the band!!

Cost: $6 adv/$8 door

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For more information, visit http://www.rainbowrockband.com/


The War and Treaty, Russell Howard (US), Melissa Giges

Thursday, February 19, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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The War and Treaty, Russell Howard (US), Melissa Giges

The War and Treaty
https://www.facebook.com/TheWarandTreaty

Russell Howard (US)
http://www.russellhoward.us/

Melissa Giges
http://www.ecrmusicgroup.com/artists/melissa-giges/

Cost: $10

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The Hipstones - Live in the Coffeehouse

Saturday, February 7, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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The Hipstones - Live in the Coffeehouse

The Hipstones’ latest, Wise Man, is the story of two accomplished musicians, who are also a couple, making a profound musical and personal adventure away from the allure of hometown success and the comforts of being near friends and family. It’s an epiphanic and masterful album of abstract, futuristic, jazzy, hip-hop soul-pop album, brimming with introspective lyrics and poetic social commentary.

Wise Man was three years in the making and it’s a breakthrough album in terms of artistic growth. It features the golden touch of iconic producer Justin Stanley (Chaka Khan, Jamie Lidell, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crowe, Nikka Costa, Beck and more), and stunningly beautiful conceptual artwork courtesy of New York buzz artist Shanti Grumbine.

The Anthea and Mark known as The Hipstones, fronting various seven to nine piece lineups, have garnered accolades and awards internationally for a signature soul aesthetic music that draws inspiration from the James Brown tradition of stone funky grooves, the reflective nature of folk, the sweet concision of pop, and the expressive possibilities of all eras of jazz. Back home in Sydney, Australia, they’ve had their songs featured in primetime television shows; they’ve been the house band on a popular morning television program; they’ve performed twice at The Sydney Opera House; they’ve played numerous festivals; and they’ve earned regular rotation on local radio stations.

Outside of Australia they also achieved acclaim. In the U.S.A., The Hipstones were runners up for “Song Of The Year” in the prestigious Just Plain Folks Awards. The Hipstones shared a bill with soul icon Chaka Khan at Indonesia’s Java Jazz Festival, playing in front of 100,000 festival attendees. USA Radio DJ George Graham of WVIA enthused their previous record was “a very appealing and distinctive recording that combines a kind of thread of 1960s-style soul with an intriguing mix of other ingredients, such as jazz harmonic complexity, and sometimes a kind of dreamy atmospheric texture.”

Cost: Free

For more information, visit http://www.thehipstones.com.au/


Low Strung Cellos

Saturday, March 14, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Low Strung Cellos

“A world away from ... other musical ensembles” - Yale Daily News

Low Strung is a group of twelve classically trained cellists from Yale University who make up the largest all-cello rock ensemble in the world. The group transforms classics of the rock, pop, metal, and blues genres into pieces designed exclusively for the cello. The final product is something that cannot be found anywhere else: music that bursts with the excitement of rock but is executed with the thundering bass and butter-smooth treble of the cello. Their constantly-expanding repertoire spans the gamut from the 1960’s to today, from The Who and Led Zeppelin to Lady Gaga and Imagine Dragons. The sweeping arrangements are also opportunities for unlikely musical encounters: J.S. Bach and Amy Winehouse, Beethoven and The Eagles.

Low Strung debuted at Yale University in 2005, immediately establishing itself as one of the most exciting musical groups on campus. Word quickly spread, and the group’s concerts are now some of the most anticipated events of the year. Low Strung has also become a favorite throughout New England and New York, routinely performing at nightclubs, art galleries, schools, weddings, and other events. Every March the group goes on tour to a different city in the United States.

Cost: $10

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For more information, visit www.lowstrungcellos.org


Daniel Ondaro and The Shy Birds - Live in the Coffeehouse

Thursday, March 12, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Daniel Ondaro and The Shy Birds - Live in the Coffeehouse

Daniel Ondaro and The Shy Birds is a group of broadly talented and eclectic musicians playing everything from Samba and Bossa Nova to Swing standards and original music. Hailing from different parts of the globe (Germany, Greece, Itlay and the US) the band came together in Berlin, Germany in early 2013 and since has played in cities all over Germany as well as Prague, Athens, and Istanbul with anywhere from two to ten musicians on stage. With the instrumentation of acoustic guitar, voice, and percussion, the group´s duo line up of Daniel Ondaro and Petros Tzekos weaves refined Brazilian and Jazz music with a serious and silly touch.

Cost: Free

For more information, visit http://danielondaro.com/


The 9 Singer-Songwriter Series

Friday, March 6, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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The 9 Singer-Songwriter Series

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 100 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

Cost: $10

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For more information, visit www.facebook.com/wearethe9


Daphne Lee Martin - Live in the Coffeehouse

Saturday, February 21, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Daphne Lee Martin - Live in the Coffeehouse

Forever blending genres in the legacy of the great Tin Pan Alley songwriters, Daphne takes beloved traditional southern roots sounds and runs them through megaphones, mellotron, a very old tube amp, a swamp and a dark alley or two. As always, the lyrics are fermented and distilled in a bathtub full of misfit Interbellum prose.

Cost: Free

For more information, visit http://daphneleemartin.com/


The 9 Singer-Songwriter Series

Friday, February 13, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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The 9 Singer-Songwriter Series

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 100 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

Cost: $10

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For more information, visit www.facebook.com/wearethe9


Micah, Amanda Lee, Jeff Waters

Thursday, February 12, 7:29 PM to 9:59 PM · Add to Calendar

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Micah, Amanda Lee, Jeff Waters

Micah
http://www.facebook.com/micahmusic
Micah’s music is a touch of folk mixed with some soul and topped off with a little bit of heartbreak. The last 4 years have brought him coast to coast and back again playing clubs, colleges, living rooms and everything in between. With his strong affinity for bacon and flannel, some have deemed him the Ron Swanson of singer-songwriters. Picture the soulful powerhouse vocals of John Legend behind a guitar with a laid back style like Ray LaMontagne. Micah is a new buzz artist not to be missed.

Amanda Lee
http://www.amandaleemusic.com/
Born in Towson, MD and raised in Northern VA, Amanda Lee has minimal experience beyond the east coast realm of life. Her aching and yearning for more is apparent in her music and may just be the drive that takes her to far places.
Amanda was the 1st place winner of the KBN’s Talent Competition in 2002, where she met her bass player (now bandmate/husband), placed 2nd in the first annual Kollabortion DC competition in 2010, has played in notable venues in the Washington DC and Northern VA area (The Hamilton Live, The Howard Theatre, Jammin Java, Gibson Guitar Showroom, Iota Club & Cafe), and her YouTube videos have accumulated over half a million views.
With the ambition of wanting to put her music in people’s hands, Lee partnered with Pledge Music to campaign the funding of her first EP. With much success, her fans prevailed and thus Lee started recording with Kevin Gutierrez at Assembly Line Studios in Vienna, VA. Lee co-produced the album with Gutierrez and her bass player, Posido Vega. The album was released digitally in April 2011 and is available on iTunes, Amazon.com, CDbaby.com, and Bandcamp.

Jeff Waters
https://www.facebook.com/jeffwatersmusic
Described by Philadelphia Magazine as “melancholy perfection,” Jeff’s propulsive, yet calming, music is rooted in appreciating both the new and the familiar, the thrilling and the ordinary. Someone once likened him to the “lovechild of Billy Joel and The National”, a description which Jeff is not even remotely upset about, although he does regret to inform you that he is not the Jeff Waters from the Canadian metal band Annihilator.

Cost: $10

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Carl Anderson - Live in the Coffeehouse

Saturday, January 31, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Carl Anderson - Live in the Coffeehouse

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.

Cost: Free

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For more information, visit http://www.thecarlanderson.com/


Zia Hassan, Sheltered Turtle, Don Kim

Friday, January 30, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Zia Hassan, Sheltered Turtle, Don Kim

Zia Hassan
http://www.ziahassan.com/
Zia Hassan is a storytelling singer-songwriter who tries to capture earthly moments from a cosmic vantage point. He writes songs about reality, surrogate motherhood, space, time travel, and solar particles. He’s also been referred to as “DC’s #1 Love Song writer,” and he has often been hired to write love songs for anniversaries, weddings, and birthdays. He sings with soulful passion and a soaring falsetto. His on-stage stories open small universes, beckoning new listeners to enter his strange and loveable world.

Sheltered Turtle (Music)
http://www.shelteredturtle.com/
Sheltered Turtle is an exuberant, autobiographical, percussive fingerstyle acoustic guitar solo act following in the footsteps of Michael Hedges, Don Ross, and Leo Kottke. His debut record, “Runaway Sketchbook” (2013), recorded at the Fleisher Art Memorial Sanctuary in Philadelphia, PA, became a BandCamp Best-Seller. The follow-up album, “Meridian Eclipse” is slated for a February, 9 2014 release and was recorded in a 1600′s chapel built atop consecrated burial grounds at the “birthplace of religious freedom,” Historic St. Mary’s City, MD.

Don Kim
http://www.donkimmusic.com/

Cost: $10

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Ebenezers Coffeehouse and The Brindley Brothers Present an Evening with PENNY & SPARROW

Friday, March 20, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Ebenezers Coffeehouse and The Brindley Brothers Present an Evening with PENNY & SPARROW

Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke (and band) are traveling across America for an evening of your favorite songs, storytelling, and friendship. Invite your friends, kick back, and enjoy an Evening with Penny & Sparrow.


Penny & Sparrow is American singer-songwriter duo of Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke out of Austin, Texas. Formed in 2011 after living as roommates at the University of Texas, the duo began their musical endeavor as a hobby and creative outlet. Their first tune, “Creature” was recorded in a small apartment behind an orphanage with one microphone and a laptop. “If you listen closely, you can hear kids screaming and laughing in the background of each song,” says Baxter. “After just one song, we knew writing and recording was something we didn’t want to stop doing.” Through the years, Penny & Sparrow has steadily grown both in discography and audience.

While the instrumentation in each of the three released albums (Creature (2011), Tenboom (2013), Struggle Pretty (2014)) may differ, Penny & Sparrow has garnered a reputation of blending sincere lyrics with haunting melodies and harmonies in every song. The raw and emotive quality of their songs has been known to push crowds to near silence for an entire set.

Though most of their recordings are layered with strings and percussion, many fans are surprised to find that Andy and Kyle normally tour with no added instruments – simply two microphones and a guitar. Though there are no added gimmicks on stage, Penny & Sparrow regularly silence crowds not far after the first note is sung. “We like playing as a duo because it’s how each song was first written,” states Baxter.

“Struggle Pretty”, released Spring 2014, is the latest album by Penny & Sparrow. The album was written and recorded inside the East Austin house that Andy and Kyle, along with their wives, lived in together. “Struggle Pretty” is vast with instrumentation and creativity, while still staying true to the harmony-centric roots found in “Creature” and “Tenboom.” Kyle and Andy teamed up with producer Chris Jacobie for the album, who helped capture the spirit and sound of the duo. From the somber “to haunt, to startle,” to the sweeping “Bread and Bleeding,” each song has its own voice within the album. The team began the recording process in September 2013, and finished late February 2014.

“We wanted to record this album in the house we lived in for a lot of reasons,” explains Jahnke. This house is special to both of our families, and we wanted this record to embody that. We want to have our friends come and record during the day and then drink bourbon with us after. Along with that, this house has a very unique sound that we wanted to highlight.” The duo wanted to create a sense of community and camaraderie around the house and music. To involve family and friends both creatively and relationally. The result of the work put in for “Struggle Pretty” was a sincere, inspiring, and exciting twelve-song album.

Cost: $10 adv / $15 door

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For more information, visit http://www.pennyandsparrow.com/


Shenandoah Run

Saturday, March 7, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Shenandoah Run

Shenandoah Run is a nine-member classic and contemporary folk group and they have been performing in the Washington, DC area for over 3 years. Each of the group’s members hails from Maryland or Virginia and their individual musicality, vocal and instrumental talent, as well as a strong desire to keep folk music alive and fresh, is key to the group’s success. Shenandoah Run blends vintage and contemporary folk music in a manner that appeals to all listeners.

They present the songs and sounds of American folk music, with an occasional infusion of songs from other lands and from the worlds of country and bluegrass. From the esoteric to the toe-tappingly familiar, their songs are treated to a lush multi-part vocal harmony and skillful instrumental backing that defines what is becoming their instantly recognizable sound. They present arrangements that are fresh, varied, and unique, while keeping with the spirit of the folk-music sound and they deliver it all with a chemistry that delights both audiences and the performers themselves.

Shenandoah Run has recently released its first full-length CD entitled “Winter to Spring”. It is a compilation of classic and new folk songs, including an original song written by one of the group members and the CD has been met with great interest and sales are doing well. Every Shenandoah Run performance to-date has either been a sell-out or played to a capacity audience. They have entertained audiences of all ages and have developed a fan base that is constantly growing.

Cost: $15

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For more information, visit http://www.shenandoahrun.com/