Thursday Jan 31, 2013 7:00 PM - Thursday Jan 31, 2013 11:30 PM | $8.00
1/31 Justin Trawick "The 9 - Hip Hop & Soul"
"The 9 - Hip Hop & Soul" at Club Heaven in DC on January 31st.
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Justin Trawick, Known for his Songwriters 9 travelling Series comes home to mirror it with the best of DC's Rap Hip Hop Elite
Justin Trawick is a local singer-songwriter, band frontman, and musical entrepreneur. In addition to his exhaustive solo performance schedule he has created a series called The 9, that packages nine singer-songwriters into one show, joining their forces to create a theatrical and diverse night of entertainment. We Love DC's Alexia Kauffman sat down with Justin to talk about his endeavors.
AK: Can you tell us a little bit about your music?
JT: The music, I feel like my genre is a mix of everything. One of my biggest influences growing up, well in college was this guy named Bob Schneider, who played a little bit of everything, which is what I do. I'm playing bluegrass into a rock and roll song, into a funk song, or like a folk-ish song or a waltz, into a down-right hip hop song, with, you know, DC rappers sitting in with my band. I would be bored to tears if I was in a group that played the same song the same way, the same set every time. The guys in my band have described what we do as kind of like a rock version of jazz. What we do a lot of times is I'll have a different lead player playing one show than the previous show, and we'll do a song differently than we did it the night before. Which makes it interesting for everyone. It makes it interesting for the people who are going to the show, it makes it interesting for the people that are playing- it makes it interesting for us. I don't want to get bored being a musician and playing my songs, so we reinvent the songs all the time.
Justin Trawick www.justintrawick.com
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