Thursday May 30, 2013 8:00 PM - Thursday May 30, 2013 11:30 PM | $10.00
Christie Lenee, 600LBS OF SIN & Swampcandy
Join the amazing Christie Lenee, West Virginia's Top Band 600LBS OF SIN and the popular Annapolis based duo SWAMP CANDY for a night of kick ass Indie Roots Rock, Blues, Hippy Tonk and Honky Jam at it's Finest to launch the 2013 Songwriters and Poets Series!
Christie Lenee has been capturing a wide audience across the US- many times being seen on stage with Tim Reynolds (guitarist for Dave Matthews Band) and a stellar cast of musicians including Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Jeff Coffin, and Stanley Jordan. Her recent EP "Give and Take In" has been receiving excellent reviews and gaining momentum through various radio stations, touching souls with innovative musicianship and soulfully-inspired lyrics. Christie was selected in 2011 as "Best Guitarist" for the 93.7WSTW Hometown Heroes Awards, and "Best Female Songwriter" for Origivation Magazine's Readers Choice Awards (Philadelphia, PA). Her unique guitar work is often compared to visionaries like Michael Hedges, Andy McKee, John Mayer, and Ani Difranco- fusing folky/funky playfulness with pop/rock inspired songs and virtuosic guitar compositions. She is, as Skope Magazine states, "a refreshing burst of unrestrained love and feeling It's simply a joy to listen to her spirit break free."
600LBS OF SIN! formed in late 2009 by Josh Thomas & Mike Pushkin as an expansion of their acoustic duo, The Filthy No 'Counts. Mike Pushkin is a well known local musician & songwriter in Charleston & Morgantown, WV. He is a founding member of The Joint Chiefs & Josh Thomas has played in local Charleston, WV bands for over 10 years. Together their vision of blending honky tonk, reggae, southern rock, bluegrass, folk, & blues with intense improvised jams & unique vocal harmonies, reminiscent of the jamband greats by which they are so heavily influenced, came together with the addition of vocalist Sierra Ferrell. Sierra's vocal range & demanding stage presence, along with her exquisite fiddle playing, are enough to have you begging for more. The current rhythm section is an all-star lineup with Jon Lavigne on bass and Rasta Rafiki drummer Steve Markle on drums. This band is a must see for any fan of live music!
SWAMP CANDY! Ruben Dobbs grew up on a farm in Maryland where he was exposed to blues, country and classic rock by his uncles and grandfather. He's been writing his own music since age 15 and has played in and/or fronted several original bands that have performed genres including progg rock/metal, reggae, old time, and a comedic skit rock band that went so far as to produce a full blown rock opera. After a brief stint in a pop new metal band, that left a bad taste in his mouth, he came to the realization that the forms of music he first came to know best complimented his creative ability; however the vast pallet he has acquired from delving into so many styles give his more current songs a unique edge that makes them memorable, thoughtful, and free from the cookie cutter sound of an artist strictly tied to one genre.
Through dedicated involvement in a handful of bands Joey Mitchell demonstrates his compelling success in mastering a diverse collection of genres including country, jazz, bluegrass, rock, folk, blues, and more. His range of technical skill is equally inspiring. While opting for his 5-string Kay upright bass for the majority of his work, Joey also sports 4, 5, and 6 string fretted and fretless electrics and simultaneously fills out the sound with a kick drum at his feet or a harmonica fastened to his neck. No matter the band, genre, venue, or instrument, Joey habitually comes to the stage with infectious energy and stage presence. In recent months Joey also lent his talent to local recording artists and added session bassist to his extensive resume. Always eager to collaborate with other musicians, he looks forward to ramping up his studio time.
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2325 18th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009