Show Review: Legendary Shack Shakers w/JD Pinkus at City Winery DC

photos by Melissa Clarke Last Sunday was anything but a day of serenity once the sun set over DC’s City Winery. From the impeccable look of the place, the Winery’s top floor Wine Garden’s still-new gleam, wine and full bar, professional wait staff, and delectable dishes might fool you into thinking you were in for […]

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Show Review: The Black Lillies Played Intimate Show at Ramona California’s Mainstage

The Black Lillies recently performed to an intimate, relatively subdued crowd at Ramona California’s historic Mainstage Theater. But that didn’t keep the band from performing as if they were in front of a sold-out stadium. The latest iteration of the band from Knoxville, TN is founding member Cruz Contreras on vocals, guitar and keyboards, Sam […]

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Show Review: The Gales, Ian Noe, Jamestown Revival: The Vanguard Tulsa

  On a night when music choices in Tulsa, Oklahoma, were plentiful, the crowd showed up early and packed The Vanguardfor the “San Isabel Tour.” The bill on this night featured local band, The Gales; a Kentucky phenomenon, Ian Noe; and headliner, Jamestown Revival, from Austin, Texas. The intimate room was filled with a buzz and anticipation for a night of […]

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Show Review: Newport Folk Fest 2019, Day by Day, a Photographer’s View

Photos:   Day One of Newport Folk Festival 2019  Once again the Newport Folk Festival exceeded all expectations. The sixtieth anniversary of the festival was filled with stellar performances of newcomers, music veterans, and unexpected collaborations. Black Belt Eagle Scout, Adia Victoria, Devon Gilfillian, Bonny Light Horseman, Liz Cooper performed sets in which fans won’t […]

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