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Music Notes: Grace Potter’s Incredible Journey

Music Notes: Grace Potter’s Incredible Journey

One of music's most dynamic performers follows her muse no matter what the risk.

Music Notes: New Year Rising

Music Notes: New Year Rising

Rising Appalachia plays first New Year's Eve gig to an adoring crowd of couples (and one solo writer).

Music Notes: Keeping Up the Revolution

Music Notes: Keeping Up the Revolution

The phenomenon that is Rising Appalachia sets its sights on the future.

Music Notes: Monk-y Man

Music Notes: Monk-y Man

NRBQ's founder brings his lifelong passion for a legend even more into focus.

Music Notes: Dances with Wolves

Music Notes: Dances with Wolves

A prog-rock guitar legend turns to a revered & feared creature for inspiration.

Music Notes: Survive Then Thrive

Music Notes: Survive Then Thrive

An '80s superstar finally finds success and solace in a solo career.


Music Notes: Grace Potter’s Incredible Journey

Music Notes: Grace Potter’s Incredible Journey

13 January 2016

One of music's most dynamic performers follows her muse no matter what the risk.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: New Year Rising

Music Notes: New Year Rising

07 January 2016

Rising Appalachia plays first New Year's Eve gig to an adoring crowd of couples (and one solo writer).

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Keeping Up the Revolution

Music Notes: Keeping Up the Revolution

22 December 2015

The phenomenon that is Rising Appalachia sets its sights on the future.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Monk-y Man

Music Notes: Monk-y Man

25 November 2015

NRBQ's founder brings his lifelong passion for a legend even more into focus.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Dances with Wolves

Music Notes: Dances with Wolves

10 November 2015

A prog-rock guitar legend turns to a revered & feared creature for inspiration.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Survive Then Thrive

Music Notes: Survive Then Thrive

09 November 2015

An '80s superstar finally finds success and solace in a solo career.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Driven to Play

Music Notes: Driven to Play

04 November 2015

A piano master uses a serious health scare to craft more of his miraculous music.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Of Blasters and Brothers

Music Notes: Of Blasters and Brothers

30 October 2015

The brothers who made up The Blasters find common ground after lost time.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Still Soul Sisters

Music Notes: Still Soul Sisters

28 October 2015

One of America's most successful musical duos ever find their way back home.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Keeping the Dream Alive

Music Notes: Keeping the Dream Alive

20 October 2015

Talented band American Aquarium postpones the end to find a new beginning.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Hang Tight

Music Notes: Hang Tight

14 October 2015

Powerful and modern folk-bluegrass sounds keep things going strong for Pennsylvania band, Mason Porter.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: The Magical Mansion on O

Music Notes: The Magical Mansion on O

30 September 2015

On several levels, literally, the astounding Mansion on O is something to be experienced.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Fiddlin’ Stars Align

Music Notes: Fiddlin’ Stars Align

30 September 2015

This super couple works with legendary rock producers and tours the world together.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: The Road Does Go On

Music Notes: The Road Does Go On

13 August 2015

Lucky for us, Gregg Allman is largely at peace with his past, present and future.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Just Breathe

Music Notes: Just Breathe

27 July 2015

One of rock music's quietly powerful geniuses remains both reflective and hopeful.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Come and Shake It

Music Notes: Come and Shake It

30 June 2015

This seasoned funk rock quintet brings their booty-shaking party from town to town.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: A Slice of Our Past in the Present

Music Notes: A Slice of Our Past in the Present

29 June 2015

Seminal 70's band America plays classic songs for new generations.

Posted in Features

Performing Arts: DC JazzFest Review

Performing Arts: DC JazzFest Review

18 June 2015

Grammy Award winner Esperanza Spalding brings her new sound to the Yards in an immersive jazz show.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: It’s The Songs, Man

Music Notes: It’s The Songs, Man

17 June 2015

Rock & roll legend David Crosby still has the spark that got him this far.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Still Kicking

Music Notes: Still Kicking

11 June 2015

Despite a hard-knock life, Billy Joe Shaver won't be giving up his legendary singing career any time soon.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Brilliance Realized

Music Notes: Brilliance Realized

05 June 2015

One of rock's most gifted songwriters, Willie Nile, reaps the rewards of patience.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: The Steady Stream

Music Notes: The Steady Stream

03 June 2015

A folk music mainstay, Joel Rafael, helps keep the genre alive.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Livin’ and Learnin’ in ‘Loosiana

Music Notes: Livin’ and Learnin’ in ‘Loosiana

03 June 2015

One of America's best singer-songwriters relishes life for all the right reasons.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Jonathan Parker Octet

Music Notes: Jonathan Parker Octet

28 May 2015

Saxophonist Jonathan Parker has returned to D.C. with a new swing jazz album.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Dynamic Duos Unite

Music Notes: Dynamic Duos Unite

27 May 2015

Two stellar musical duos hit the T-Bone-paved road together.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: So Unique, So Delicious

Music Notes: So Unique, So Delicious

30 April 2015

The one and only Reverend Peyton and his 'Big Damn Band' find a delicious balance.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Things He’s Come To Know

Music Notes: Things He’s Come To Know

20 April 2015

Decades later, James McMurtry still weaves magical tales from out on the road.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Force of Nature

Music Notes: Force of Nature

17 April 2015

Johnette Napolitano, a Rock 'n' Roll survivor, keeps making music amidst her busy life.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Still Illuminating The World

Music Notes: Still Illuminating The World

09 April 2015

Joan Armatrading gets even closer to her audience in the twilight of her career.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: A Nod To Those Who Came Before

Music Notes: A Nod To Those Who Came Before

08 April 2015

Rhiannon Giddens is always looking back, as she looks gloriously forward.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Same Ol’ Songwriter Workin’

Music Notes: Same Ol’ Songwriter Workin’

01 April 2015

Tom Paxton, a folk music legend, is still at it because, well, he writes great songs.

Posted in Features

Music Matters: Making Beauty From the Beast

Music Matters: Making Beauty From the Beast

10 March 2015

Mary Gauthier's songs of pain and hope help others who've been there.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: The Reliving Years

Music Notes: The Reliving Years

24 February 2015

Mike Rutherford, founding member of legendary band Genesis, reflects after publishing a memoir.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: From One Era to the Next

Music Notes: From One Era to the Next

19 February 2015

Derek Trucks says goodbye to one legend and continues to hone his own.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: The Road to Immortality

Music Notes: The Road to Immortality

17 February 2015

One of rock's most influential innovators, Eddie Van Halen, makes it into the Smithsonian and shares his amazing story.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: JJ Grey’s Deep Florida Soul

Music Notes: JJ Grey’s Deep Florida Soul

03 February 2015

Florida to the core, JJ Grey has thrived by singing about his roots and living one day at a time.

Posted in Features

Music Matters: Simón Bolívar Big Band Jazz

Music Matters: Simón Bolívar Big Band Jazz

02 February 2015

Venezuela's ' Simón Bolívar Big Band Jazz' orchestra is applauded by Danny Glover.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: The Best of 2014

Music Notes: The Best of 2014

07 January 2015

Rock 'n' roll expert Steve Houk rounds up his 10 favorite albums, and songs, of 2014.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Journey of the Songbird

Music Notes: Journey of the Songbird

17 December 2014

Local singer/songwriter Debi Smith keeps flying high amidst a blend of truly eclectic experiences.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Quest to Stay Satisfied

Music Notes: Quest to Stay Satisfied

03 November 2014

Eric Johnson's reputation as one of the world's most adventurous guitarists wasn't gained by accident.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: Saving Himself

Music Notes: Saving Himself

21 October 2014

Gary Louris, leader of seminal Americana band The Jayhawks, is back after a dark time and better than ever.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: Continuing to Rise

Music Notes: Continuing to Rise

08 October 2014

A living legend is still rising, still creating, and still very much Herb Alpert.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: It’s All About Connecting

Music Notes: It’s All About Connecting

26 September 2014

Three talented women, including one superstar, find a common bond and a great band

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: Rock & Soul on a Roll

Music Notes: Rock & Soul on a Roll

12 September 2014

An unforgettable rock and roll band plays to adoring global audiences as their journey unfolds.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Life After the Crowes

Music Notes: Life After the Crowes

12 August 2014

Is there life after the Black Crowes? Steve Gorman's new band, Trigger Hippy, proves there is.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Cockburn’s Cosmos

Music Notes: Cockburn’s Cosmos

07 August 2014

Bruce Cockburn has used his ever-evolving faith and passion to craft brilliant music for 40 years.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Newport Jazz

Music Notes: Newport Jazz

14 July 2014

Newport's 'diplomats of jazz' talk to Washington Life about the storied festival's 60th year.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: Beyond Hotel California

Music Notes: Beyond Hotel California

06 June 2014

Former Eagle Don Felder discusses his solo career and the highs and lows of rock and roll life.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Love, Truth & Justice

Music Notes: Love, Truth & Justice

19 May 2014

Tom Goss' life as a gay man resonates in his music in deeply personal and political ways.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: Reviving Genesis

Music Notes: Reviving Genesis

24 March 2014

Guitar virtuoso Steve Hackett brings back the music of the influential band he helped make famous.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: Southern Rock’s Ambassador Endures

Music Notes: Southern Rock’s Ambassador Endures

10 March 2014

Doug Gray is still playing because, well, his heart and soul tell him to.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: Humbly Carrying the Torch

Music Notes: Humbly Carrying the Torch

16 January 2014

Rock music's current guitar master triumphs with his new band while paying homage to those who came before.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: Classic Rock Lends a Helping Hand

Music Notes: Classic Rock Lends a Helping Hand

07 November 2013

Support from rock legends like Lynyrd Skynyrd helps American Freedom Foundation get by.

Posted in Charity Spotlight

Music Notes: 21st-Century Rock ‘n’ Roll Killers

Music Notes: 21st-Century Rock ‘n’ Roll Killers

04 November 2013

Tennessee's J. Roddy Walston and The Business prove hard work and 'killer' licks bring success.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: Still Nuthin’ but a Party

Music Notes: Still Nuthin’ but a Party

21 October 2013

J Geils' frontman Peter Wolf continues to tear up the stage as a soloist.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Matters: A New Vintage

Music Matters: A New Vintage

28 August 2013

The New Vintage Jazz and Wine Fest had fans groovin', on a Saturday afternoon.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: The Ballad of Henry Paul

Music Notes: The Ballad of Henry Paul

20 August 2013

A Southern rock legend finds new life while clinging to past glory.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Meeting on the Long and Winding Road

Music Notes: Meeting on the Long and Winding Road

16 July 2013

Paul McCartney Nats Stadium concert hits home for one lifelong fan.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Kindred Spirits Unite

Music Notes: Kindred Spirits Unite

11 June 2013

Warren Haynes, National Symphony Orchestra channel Jerry Garcia at Wolf Trap.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: On Set with 8112 Studios

Music Notes: On Set with 8112 Studios

05 June 2013

WL goes behind the scenes for the making of the music video "Things Can Only Get Better."

Posted in Features

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