Wednesday, June 17, 2009


We haven't posted in awhile - busy with other projects. Since our last post we were able to watch two excellent performances from John Prine and Steve Earle together at Wolf Trap's Filene Center. What a show; Earle played songs from his latest CD, Townes, songs by Townes Van Zandt as well as some of his more popular tunes. Plus he didn't hold back form his political views which irritated a few in the audience. As for Prine, what can you say. Great songs and his voice was a strong as ever. The night ended with Earle joining Prine's band onstage during "Paradise".

We also watched a couple local acts at the D.C. Food and Wine Festival at National Harbor. While drinking Belgium beer and Puerto Rican rum (yes it was a wine festival) we listened to the Paint Branch Ramblers and Sam’O and the band JFC. Bluegrass and raggae is really a good combination. This Saturday we are returning to National Harbor for the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival. While sipping bourbon, we will be listening to No Second Troy and Junk Food. If we are sober enough that evening we will watch our second performance over the next three days by Oneside - this time at McGinty’s Public House in Silver Spring. On Thursday the band is playing at our favorite Irish bar, Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle. What a break. Sandwiched between these shows we hope to make it to the The State Theatre to see several local rock bands jam: NUMA, Chainsaw Baby, Dead End Dropouts, and The Dreamscapes Project. That should be a fun night.

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