$12 Advance / $15 Door
Fastly becoming one of our favorite local artists Justin Jones headlines a three band late show at the Rock and Roll Hotel on H Street which includes local duo Luray and The Vagabond Union from the Carolinas. Expect a mix of Americana music including some alt-rock, alt-folk, alt-country, and indie rock on what looks to be an interesting evening on H Street. The show was moved from the smaller Red Palace down the street when there was a cancelation for the big room here at Rock and Roll Hotel. Look for us in their great rooftop bar before the show.
This will be our third outing to see Justin Jones in 2012. We caught him at the 9:30 Club and a packed house at Iota Cafe. Justin is always a pleasure, and if you are already in the district doing somethig else, you can probably still make his set. (I estimate a 11 pm start for Justin) Sorry people, but there is really no close Metro station but your organizer may be willing to run a car pool from a metro station in Virgina (maybe Vienna or Rossalyn) if you really need a late night of Music in DC.
Luray is banjo-inspired indie rock fused with classic country and folk, created and performed by Shannon Carey. With production help from brother Sean Carey (of S. Carey and Bon Iver), Luray's debut album, The Wilder creates strange and lovely bedfellows of sound. Banjos, vibes, pedal steel, and ambient vocals make up this once bluegrass-picking songwriter's newly roused approach to making music, and the end result is somewhere between the likes of Iron & Wine and Emmylou Harris.
The Vagabond Union is an Alternative Americana / Rock band based in the Carolinas consisting of Dave Hedeman, John Kenney, Dave Cannon and G. Malin Wagnon. Hedeman and Kenney met in college, and have since shared a mutual respect while pursuing other musical endeavors. Hedeman was the frontman for the southern rock band PuddleDuck, and Kenney and Cannon were the lead guitar player and drummer for the rock band Rotoglow. Finally, the time has come for them to combine their talents and create a sound that rings true to their years of touring and traveling. Truth, guts, the American dream, and hard luck stories fuel their salt-of-the-earth songwriting style. Sharing songwriting and lead singing duties in The Vagabond Union, Hedeman and Kenney, along with drummer/percussionist Dave Cannon, feel that they are finally in a place where they are completely comfortable and free musically. There are no expectations, no big dreams, and no record companies. There is just one common goal: to make great American music.