Announcing a new Meetup for Live Shows VA / DC / MD Concerts & Clubs! What
: Edie From Ohio When
: Friday, January 14,[masked]:30 PM Where
: The Birchmere
3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22305
[masked] Tickets $39.50 + charges
This is the first of three shows at the Birchmere by Virginia's own EFO on a Friday night. I know I am not the only Ed-head in this group so please come join me for some "Folkin Execent" music. This fabulous foursome only plays a few shows in home Vingina each year and they are aways special. The Birchmere is a great venue and these winter shows comonly sell out so don't delay the ticket purchase.
Too energetic to be labeled just "folk", and not angry enough to be pegged "alternative", Eddie from Ohio continues to defy description with their unique blend of vocals and acoustic instrumentation. A bedrock foundation of hand and stick percussion and a textural flavoring of guitar/bass/harmonica support the four-part harmonies and lyrically-driven original music. While this combination has drawn comparisons like the Grateful Dead meets Peter, Paul & Mary, or like Jewel fronts the Bare Naked Ladies, EFO fuses a multitude of musical influences to create their own trademark sound. Performing Songwriter writes, "The manic strumminess recalls Ani DiFranco or Dave Matthews, but there's also a deep undercurrent of high, lonesome mountain harmony that should appeal to fans of Alison Krauss and Union Station."
With this trademark sound, EFO has produced nine CDs independently (selling upwards of 150,000 copies to date), toured from Florida to Washington State, cultivated massive postal and email lists, received air play from hundreds of radio stations worldwide, been invited to play the Main Stage at prestigious festivals like Philadelphia Folk, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Hillsdale, NY), Telluride Bluegrass Festival (CO) and Strawberry Music Festival (CA), appeared on syndicated radio programs Mountain Stage, West Coast Live and World Cafe, & were awarded "Best Contemporary Folk Group" by the Washington Area Music Association six times since 1997.
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