Justin Townes Earle @ 930 Club 12/19/10

On November 2, 2010, in Concerts, by Magnolia Guitar

Considering I evoked Taylor Swift’s name not once, but TWICE in the month of October, I feel like I should return to my roots, such as it were.

My man, Justin Townes Earle, son of Steve Earle and modern day troubadour in his own right, will be performing at DC’s 930 Club on December 19. Tickets go on sale Dec 4.

I was concerned, but not terribly surprised, that JTE announced on Sep 22, 2010 that he was suspending his tour supporting his new album Harlem River Blues to enter rehab. Sharing the name “Earle” and “Townes” as well as evoking a young Hank Sr., it was almost a foregone conclusion.

But luckily for all, his rest was only for a few weeks before going back out on the road, which almost led me to think that it might have been a PR stunt. (Although I scorn myself for even entertaining such an idea.)

Such as it were, I’m happy he’s out doing what he does best. Performing. If you have a chance to see his live show, you won’t be disappointed. Still sad that he and his sideman Cory Younts parted ways, but Cory’s landed with Old Crow Medicine Show so it seems everybody’s alright.

Avett Bros. “I and Love and You” @Bonnaroo 6/10/2010

On August 12, 2010, in Concerts, Videos, by Magnolia Guitar

Terrific performance by Scott, Seth and the gang in Tennessee.

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Horse Feathers playing at IOTA 7/29 only $12

On July 19, 2010, in Concerts, Videos, by Magnolia Guitar

Here’s a real treat for you that a neighbor tuned me in to. Horse Feathers is playing at IOTA in Arlington, VA on Thursday July 29 at 9:00pm and the tickets are only $12. Remember, you can’t buy tickets in advance at IOTA, you just have to go! So, go check them out! You won’t be disappointed.

Horse Feathers is Justin Ringle (vocals, guitar), Nathan Crockett (violin, saw, vocals), Catherine Odell (cello, vocals) and Sam Cooper (everything else). This video is when they visited NPR in Washington, DC in 2009. Former member Heather Broderick is accompanying on the cello with Justin and Nathan in this performance. (And yes, that is a saw he’s playing in the last song. Love it!)

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Amos Lee @ Birchmere July 19, 7:30pm

On July 10, 2010, in Concerts, Videos, by Magnolia Guitar

Catch Amos Lee perform at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA on July 17 at 7:30pm. You won’t be disappointed.

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The Steel Wheels @ IOTA June 29 8pm

On June 22, 2010, in Concerts, Videos, by Magnolia Guitar

Virginia’s own The Steel Wheels are playing at IOTA in Arlington on June 29 at 8pm. Check ’em out!

Red Wing by The Steel Wheels with Robin and Linda Williams from The Steel Wheels on Vimeo.

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