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Josh Harty - Live in the Coffeehouse

Saturday, June 6, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM · Add to Calendar

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Josh Harty - Live in the Coffeehouse

Touring across continents, Josh Harty’s unique blend of American music has become a must-hear for those who keep the tradition of country, blues and folk close to their hearts. Born and raised on the plains of North Dakota, Josh has continued the old family tradition of playing guitar. His father, both a preacher, and the Police Chief of their small town, was also Harty’s music mentor.

“An honest voice and fingers that seem to catch fire!” -Atlanta Music Guide

“There is a dignity to this music making that leaves us feeling enriched for the experience. . . “
-No Depression

Cost: Free

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


Ryan Corn - Live in the Coffeehouse

Thursday, May 21, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Ryan Corn - Live in the Coffeehouse

Ryan Corn might not identify himself as a craftsman, even though he’s recently taken up the hobby of woodworking, but the Cape Girardeau, Missouri, native approaches everything he does—performing, production, audio engineering, and especially songwriting—with the same care and attention to detail as a master carpenter.

“Growing up, radio had a big influence on me,” explains the 30-year old singer-songwriter, who also self-produced Wonderful Things, his Curb Records debut. “I remember being enamored with various aspects of the many different musical genres that radio had to offer. I developed an appreciation for lots of musical styles and I think that appreciation manifests itself in how I write songs.”

Cost: Free

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


Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Heather Mae, Joy Ike

Friday, June 12, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Heather Mae, Joy Ike

Danielle Ate the Sandwich
Danielle Ate the Sandwich is the stage name of the indie-folk, ukulele player and songwriter, Danielle Anderson. Her music career began modestly at open mic nights in Fort Collins, Colorado, and was unexpectedly jumpstarted by the popularity of her homemade YouTube videos, that showcase her songs and silly personality. The true power of Danielle Ate the Sandwich, however, is her ability to sing stories both grand and small, with sweet vocals and thoughtful, honest lyrics. Danielle Ate the Sandwich has been touring nationally since 2009, cultivating a loyal and dedicated fan base, affectionately referred to as ‘Fanwiches.’

Danielle Ate the Sandwich has shared the stage and collaborated with acts such as Pomplamoose, Leo Kottke, Mumford & Sons & Suzanne Vega. She has released five independent albums, receiving praise from fans of all ages. Her latest release, “The Drawing Back of Curtains” serves as the soundtrack to the HBO documentary film “Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson.” Danielle currently tours the United States year round and is happily based in Fort Collins, Colorado.


Heather Mae
Heather Mae has never been okay with being just average. Growing up outside of DC, the youngest of four, she was a fiery redhead. While most of her peers were partying on the weekends, Heather Mae was happily situated in front of her father’s record player listening to the voices that came before her and that would eventually inspire her to turn music into a full-time career.

Her obsession with music began with Elton John. She remembers driving home from the grocery store, her Dad’s fingers drumming on the steering wheel, his voice calling out to her from the driver seat: “Listen to this part right here…can you feel that?”. Her answer? Always yes. Etta James and Billie Holiday for rainy days, Janis Joplin and Missy Higgins for driving with the windows down, Bonnie Raitt and Lauryn Hill for days when she needed a little bit of soul. It was these female vocalists that raised her to be the powerhouse, pop-centric with soul, bombastic vocalist that she is today. They were her teachers. Music was her school. Through their songs, struggles, and talents, they ignited a curiosity to understand the magic of music, performance, and connection.


Joy Ike
Born to Nigerian immigrants, independent artist Joy Ike’s music, voice, and writing has drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones, and Fiona Apple. But her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing. Leaving her career as a publicist in 2008, Ike has since played hundreds of shows across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest. She has had the opportunity to share the stage and open for Jeffrey Gaines, Denison Whitmer, Deas Vail, Butterfly Boucher, Serena Ryder, Dwele, Chrisette Michele, Tyrone Wells, Najee, Allen Toussaint, and Ken Whitely & The Levy Sisters to name a few.In her 3rd full-length album, All or Nothing, Joy Ike offers her most realized work yet - 10 songs about giving up everything you have in exchange for everything you need. An album of love songs. Not yet a veteran, but more than a newcomer, Ike is and always has been an anomaly. As a singer/songwriter who purposefully refuses to be pigeon-holed into any one specific genre, Ike’s path has consistently taken an “anywhere for anyone” approach playing for intimate audiences in coffeehouse, Universities, house concerts, churches, and small theater settings. A write-up on NPR’s All Things Considered says “The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop…a truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small.” A recent segment on NPR’s World Cafe (December 2013) featured Ike as one of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s up-and-coming artists.

Cost: $10 adv/$12 door

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Devil & The Deep Blue Sea (CD Release) and Cody McGuire (CD Release) with Letitia VanSant

Thursday, May 14, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Devil & The Deep Blue Sea (CD Release) and Cody McGuire (CD Release) with Letitia VanSant

Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
http://www.devilandthedeepblueseamusic.com/
Devil and the Deep Blue Sea are an indie-folk band based in Washington, D.C. Songwriters Lizzie Quinlan (harp) and Patrick Kennedy (guitar) have performed in New York, Boston, Chicago, Nashville, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and college towns across the country.

Cody McGuire
http://www.codymcguire.com/
Cody McGuire is a Washington DC based singer/songwriter, originally from North Carolina, with a unique and intriguing blend of bluegrass, acoustic pop, and blues. Playing a variety of instruments including the guitar, banjo and mandolin, Cody has a well-rounded background in music. He has played on tours worldwide with bands such as The Andy Owens Project and performed in front of thousands of fans including main stage at Merlefest. Cody is also an official endorser of banjo.com. Heavily involved in nationwide guitar and banjo contests, some honors include 1st place in the Blueridge Banjo Shootout, 2nd place in the New England Banjo Championship, 4th in the South Carolina Banjo Championship and 5th in the South Carolina Guitar Champions. With his unique playing style and wide skill set, his songwriting is sure to captivate any audience.

“A good songwriter! Serious about music! And a very nice voice!”
-Tanja Schoor – CFO of Century Media Records

Letitia Vansant
http://www.letitiavansant.com/

Cost: $10 adv / $12 door

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Poet Laureate of DC and DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents Poetry and Music Part 2

Friday, May 15, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM · Add to Calendar

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Poet Laureate of DC and DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents Poetry and Music Part 2

Poems by Dolores Kendrick, DC Poet Laureate, and Carolyn Joyner, PIP Poet with a Special Guest, with musical accompaniment by SynchroniCity Sextet.

Cost: Free with RSVP

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Annalise Emerick, Brian Dunne, KaiL Baxley

Thursday, June 18, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Annalise Emerick, Brian Dunne, KaiL Baxley

Annalise Emerick
www.AnnaliseEmerick.com

Brian Dunne
http://www.briandunnemusic.net/

KaiL Baxley
http://www.kailbaxley.com/

Cost: $10

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Michelle Lockey - Live in the Coffeehouse

Saturday, May 9, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Michelle Lockey - Live in the Coffeehouse

Michelle is a multi-award winning recording artist and performing singer- songwriter/producer . Recently she was nominated for two Wammie (Washington Area Music Award) for Songwriter of the Year and Folk Contemporary Vocalist!

Michelle’s CD, More to Life, was released in September 2014. This is her fourth CD release. She also has six single releases including one single released by Black Toast Records. (All Music available on ITunes)
One of her most notable accomplishments is winning the Grand Prize in the Folk category of the 2014 John Lennon Song Contest for her song, “Your Footprints” written with fellow songwriter Paul Otten. Michelle was a featured artist on Reverbnation in November.

Michelle’s music and Indie/Alternative Folk sound is influenced by Ingrid Michaelson, Sheryl Crow, Tristan Prettyman, Meiko, Birdy, The Lumineers, The Head & The Heart, Hope Sandoval, London Grammar, The XX, Daughter, The Civil Wars, Colbie Caillat, and Oh Honey.

Cost: Free

For more information, visit www.michellelockey.com


Rissi Palmer and Bess McCrary with Amy Andrews

Thursday, May 28, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Rissi Palmer and Bess McCrary with Amy Andrews

Rissi Palmer
http://www.rissipalmermusic.com/home

Bess McCrary
http://www.bessmccrary.com/

Amy Andrews
http://www.amyandrewsmusic.com/

Cost: $10 adv/ $12 door

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Mike Farris with Soul Suit

Friday, May 8, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Mike Farris

“Out of the arms of defeat Mike Farris has done a victory lap…He takes people who are hurting, who are broken, who think they are alone and through just the sound of his voice he lets them know that they’re not…that’s magic.”
- Mary Gauthier

Ebenezers is thrilled to welcome back long-time friend Mike Farris, who is fresh off his 2015 Grammy win for Best Roots Gospel Album for “Shine for All People.”

“Shine for All People” bears witness to the determination of putting one foot in front of the other and to the power of music to get you there. “I’ve discovered that falling is a divine thing,” Mike adds. “It’s part and parcel of being human. The important thing is to keep the faith and keep moving on and on. Daring to be courageous enough to share our deepest burdens with each other is the greatest gift we can give.”

As a born and bred southerner, Farris’ unique style combines the best elements of blues, rock and soul. His interpretations of traditional New Orleans Black Gospel mixed with a dash of Stax and Motown leave audiences feeling excited, delighted and loved. He has won the Americana Music Association’s Award for new & emerging artist in 2008 as well as the Gospel Music Association’s 2009 Award for Best Traditional Gospel album of the year. In 2010 Mike won the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Award for “Best Traditional Gospel Album of the Year” and in 2011 he 2011 was a featured performer at Rock And Roll Hall of Fame’s 16th Annual American Music Masters Concert honoring Aretha Franklin.

In 2010 he gathered a bunch of Nashville’s finest musicians, including Kenny Vaughan, Sam Bush and many more, to record an EP called The Night The Cumberland Came Alive to benefit victims of the 1,000 year flood that hit Middle Tennessee that May. With his power house band, The Roseland Rhythm Revue, he has wowed audiences all over the world.

Cost: $15

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


with Soul Suit

Website: https://www.facebook.com/SoulSuitDC

Soul Suit is veteran musicians from metro DC who came together to form this new original funk/soul band. The music of Soul Suit draws upon the sounds of past soulsters with new songs set to the grooves of hope and reconciliation.


Neal Carpenter

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

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Neal Carpenter

My new album, “Good Guys” might have my name on the cover, but it’s actually a story that involves a lot of awesome people who made it possible. I moved to Nashville in 2007 to be an artist and ended up spending more time than I’d like to admit parking cars at a hotel. I played on the weekends, but I didn’t have the courage to really give all of myself to it. I talked a lot, but did little. Two years after my arrival I decided I needed to pack up and move on. In an effort to minimize regrets I handed a demo to a publisher whose phone number I’d had since moving to Nashville. To my absolute shock, he called and wanted me to come play for the head of the publishing company. On a Friday morning at 9am I walked into the office of a man I’d only read about. He puffed a Cuban cigar and asked me to get out my guitar. Three songs later he removed the cigar from his mouth and said, “Would you like to write songs for a living? Why don’t we go down the hall and start working on a contract.” I called my boss at the hotel and said I wouldn’t be coming to work anymore.

I spent the next four years getting to write with some of my favorite artists and songwriting heroes. People like Tom Douglas, Don Schlitz, Emerson Hart, David Mead, Jim Lauderdale, Kim Richey and Stephen Kellogg. I wrote hundreds of songs, had a few in the running for major label albums, heard Alison Krauss sing background vocals on a song I wrote, heard the word “no” more than I’d prefer, got to record with some of the most incredible musicians alive, and generally lived a fantasy life that I’d only dreamed about. Deep down though, I wanted to be out singing the songs myself.

In October of 2013 a bunch of friends and fans decided they’d like to be part of that. Thanks to them, I was able to make an album with my friends Todd Lombardo(producer), Evan Hutchings(drums), Adam Gardner(bass), Court Clement(guitar), Andy Hunt(engineer), Angel Snow(vocals), Molly Parden(vocals) and some guy named Jerry Douglas.

My new record, “Good Guys” is the culmination of a 4 year stint of getting to write for some of Nashville’s best music publishing houses, but marks a departure to more personal subject matter than Music Row sometimes allows. Music Row taught me incredible lessons about the craft and discipline of trying to write great songs, but after a while I think I lost my own voice in an effort to please only the marketplace. “Good Guys” is all about re-discovering who I am as an artist and taking chances thematically and musically I didn’t have the courage to until now. My only goal for the last year has been to do things I’m afraid of doing.

“Good Guys” is the story of my life since moving to Nashville. On October 1, 2014 the rest of the world will hear it. Here’s to all of you who have made the journey to here an amazing one. - Neal

Cost: $10 adv / $12 door

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For more information, visit http://nealcarpenter.net/


Will Duvall, Anchor & Armor, CopperLily

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

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Will Duvall, Anchor & Armor, CopperLily

Will Duvall
http://www.willduvall.com/

Anchor & Armor
https://www.facebook.com/anchorandarmor/timeline

CopperLily
https://twitter.com/copperlilymusic

Cost: $10adv/$12door

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Selling Fairfax by the Pound

Friday, May 22, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Selling Fairfax by the Pound

Selling Fairfax by the Pound is Washington DC’s premiere (and, well, perhaps only) Genesis tribute band.  The band specializes in reproducing 70s-era Genesis classics complete with bass pedals, double-necks and Mellotrons!

Cost: $12 adv/$15 door

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For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/SellingFairfax