What we're about

Rock, Folk, Blues, Pop, Jazz, and sometimes Country! This group thrives on the energy of the live performance of singer-songwriters, classic bands, and up and coming musicians. We often patronize venues without reserve seating; 9:30 Club, Birchmere, Rams Head Live, Jammin Java and the lawns at Wolf Trap, Merriweather Post, and Jiffy Jube Live. Didn't buy an advance ticket online, that means you didn't get ripped off on the service charge. Need a night out with nice people? Sign up last minute and buy a ticket at the door from the house or from someone with a lame no show friend. Rain or shine, lets go see and hear some great music and drink a little beer and wine.

Upcoming events (4+)

Des Rocs @ Songbyrd music house

Songbyrd Music House

I am pretty new to Des Rocs' music but I like his sound and saw he is playing this fall at Songbyrd - a small venue in Union Market area.

Excerpt of marketing blurb from the event listing... "Des Rocs is Rock ’N Roll. A fourth generation New Yorker and pizza maker, his authenticity, coupled with his obsessive drive to create, has spawned an undeniable force of nature. His music builds upon its deep and soulful rock roots and applies a sadistic, frenetic twist. Des delivers Rock ’N Roll to the modern landscape, enriched with the deep reverence to the history of the art form."

Or if you don't trust marketing ;) you can just check out some of his songs and if you like them, join me for the show. Tickets are $21.30 (with fees) for advance purchase.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/des-rocs-alive-tickets-154753849931

Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm.

Joe Henry @ Jammin Java - Rescheduled from 3/21/20

Jammin' Java

$25 Seated $20 Standing

Our very favorite singer songwriter Joe Henry is playing Jammin Java to support his new album The Gospel According to Water that was released last year. You can listen to the songs on https://www.joehenrylovesyoumadly.com/

This is a pandemic show form 2020, rescheduled for second time. They will honor tickets bought for the previous dates. I have a GA ticket but may try to upgrade to a table. Send me a message if you think you might go, and maybe we can get seats together.

No opening act listed so likely just going to be Joe, Levon, Jay Bellerose, and David Pilch like we saw when Joe was last here in December 2017.

Tickets
https://www.jamminjava.com/shows/joe-henry/
or buy at the venue for no fees.

Bios:
The note by Jackson Browne on Joe Henry Loves You Madly says that Joe has battled and hopefully beaten cancer over the last year.

Joe Henry - In a career spanning more than 25 years, Joe Henry has left an indelible and unique imprint on American popular music. As a songwriter and artist, Henry is celebrated for his exploration of the human experience. A hyper-literate storyteller, by turns dark, devastating, and hopeful, he draws an author’s eye for the overlooked detail across a broad swath of American musical styles — rock, jazz and blues — rendering genre modifiers useless.

Henry has collaborated with many notable American artists on his own body of work, from T Bone Burnett, Daniel Lanois, and Van Dyke Parks on one side of the spectrum, to Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, Brad Mehldau, and Bill Frisell on the other. A three-time-Grammy-winning producer, Henry has made records for Bonnie Raitt, Hugh Laurie, Lisa Hannigan, Elvis Costello, and Solomon Burke among many others.

Additionally, Henry has taken his musical talents to film and television. He has scored music for the films Jesus’ Son, Knocked Up, and Motherhood, as well as produced tracks for the film I’m Not There. His song “Stars” was featured in the closing credits in the fourth season of HBO’s Six Feet Under.
In 2013, Algonquin Press published, “Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World that Made Him,” a book co-written by Joe and his brother Dave Henry.
In 2016, Henry teamed up with Billy Bragg on the collaborative album Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad. The pair were subsequently nominated as “Duo/Group of the Year” by the Americana Music Association.
On October 27, Henry will release his 14th solo album Thrum.
As a solo artist and a producer alike, Henry’s records are marked with a consistent sonic depth, attention to narrative, and emphasis on the beauty of spontaneity.

JAMES McMURTRY with Bonnie Whitmore

The Birchmere

$35
How about a Saturday night show to see this Texas blues and folk rocker at the Birchmere. Many of you probably know his music.

This show has been RESCHEDULED AGAIN, now for Sat. April 16, 2022! All 3/28/20, 9/20/20 & 9/18/21 tickets will be honored on the new date. Refunds available through Ticketmaster (thru 9/20/21) if you cannot attend the new date. If you purchased tickets in person at our Box Office, you will need to come back to the Box Office for a refund/exchange (open from 5-9pm any night we have a show). Additional tickets for 4/16/22 are on sale now!

Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour - w Michael McDonald - Jiffy Lube Live

Rescheduled for a second time. Going to have to call this the 52nd Anniversary Tour now.
Michael McDonald has rejoined the band for the first time since 1996. Doobie Bros are headlining this summer, but still they offering us a cheap ticket to sit on the lawn in late June at Jiffy Lube Live. Come out and join us for this mid week music.
The Doobie Brothers: Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, John McFee
https://concerts.livenation.com/the-doobie-brothers-50th-anniversary-tour-bristow-virginia-07-30-2021/event/1500576FE1555B75?_ga=2.213614227.641512269.1619393968-999729119.1617590659

Past events (918)

Frankie and the Witch Fingers @ Songbyrd music house

Songbyrd Music House

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