Levi Stephens
Mar
29
5:00 PM17:00

Levi Stephens

Discovering Levi Stephens’ music is like enjoying a surprisingly great meal at the local cafe you’ve passed a thousand times before finally deciding to stop in. You thought you knew what you were getting into, but this is something more, something different. It’s refreshing –a pleasant surprise that an artist in today’s single driven Industry, chooses to follow in the tradition of those classic singer-songwriters that came before by creating whole themed albums. His debut album, “This Way” goes far beyond the confines of R&B and seamlessly melds a variety of genres, from soul to rock to folk while always remaining honest, clever and conversational.

Levi’s affinity for singing can be attributed to growing up in the Washington, D.C. area in a home he remembers being filled with music. “My father was a big music head. We grew up listening to all kinds of really good music. Music was bigger than TV.” Like many artists, his musical roots began in church where Levi sang and played the piano. Outside of the church, young Levi was exposed to artists like Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye and Donny Hathaway. In addition to those soul legends,

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Due Process
Mar
29
to Mar 30

Due Process

Started in 2006, Due Process consisted of Dean Schroyer (vocals, rhythm guitar, silly percussion), Kevin Costello (bass and vocals), Rick Henson (drums and vocals), Bob Bone (keyboards, vocals, rhythm guitar), and Semisi Tipeni (lead guitar and vocals).  As with any band, players change but we don't plan on changing any band members EVER AGAIN.  It's just too good now.  Meet the members of Due Process:  Dean and Kevin (Kevin put down the bass for lead guitar), Milka Tokic (keyboards and vocals - joined 2010), Tom O'Neill (drums - joined 2015), and Anita Visser (bass, guitar, and vocals - joined 2016).  Past members include Roy Richardson and Mike Riedel.  Finally, Phil Jones and Roy occasionally sit in with the band when we need 'em

DEAN SCHROYER   (Lead Vocals):  Dean is known for being a rather energetic front man who makes the audience part of the show.  His vocal range allows him to do songs from artists such as Journey to Muse or Chuck Berry to The Commodores with equal power and in most cases in the original keys.  Dean can sound like the original singers but somehow he does while sounding like himself.

KEVIN COSTELLO (Lead Guitar):  When Kevin was 16 and asked his parents to buy him a guitar, his father told him to “get a job!”   Ever since then Kevin has known that hard work and good music go hand-in-hand.  Kevin has always been a guitar player but his first year with Due Process was on bass showing his versatility.  Now he's back to the instrument he loves.  Kevin's strengths are in his ability to capture numerous tones so that our versions of songs sound identical to originals.  Kevin also spent some time in Quasimodo playing lead guitar and bass.

MILKA SEKA TOKIC (Keyboards): Milka grew up in Croatia and absorbed the warmth and beauty of the sunny Adriatic Coast, as well as a good mix of rock, ethnic, and classical music. A gifted keyboard player, she creates a colorful polyphony of sound effects and orchestral instruments that keeps Due Process from turning into just another rock band.

TOM O'NEILL (Drums):  Tom joined Due Process in April, 2015.  He’s got experience with many bands (local and touring) and musical productions including a multitude of styles (RnB, Jazz, Country, Rock, and other more ethnic rhythms).  He’s been drumming since sixth grade which means (just like the rest of us) he’s been playing music for 900 years.  Music runs in his family (his dad was a jazz piano player) and not unlike his Dad, he considers it a great thrill to play live.  Tom is married with six kids (when did he have time to practice??).  When he does practice and gig, he likes to play his ’66 Ludwig “Jazzette” kit.

ANITA VISSER (Bass) has been keeping neighbors near garages, club patrons and concert goers entertained since she was 15 in her first band. Music runs in her family too – her mom is a classical pianist who wanted her to play the piano, but Anita rebelled and loves holding down the low end with the bass.  She joined Due Process in February 2016.

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Rescue Squad
Mar
30
to Mar 31

Rescue Squad

Rescue Squad is a 5-piece rock cover band from the DC/VA/MD area that provides heavy doses of hits. Our set list includes the latest rock covers as well as the timeless classics you know and love. We bring nothing but high-energy rock and we infuse our own dynamic edge into our sets to ensure a unique and compelling show!

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Chris Timbers Trio
Apr
3
8:00 PM20:00

Chris Timbers Trio

Chris Timbers is poised to rise to the top once again. His story resonates with many as he found success, experienced failure and is now focused and poised for the climb back up. Chris’ story is one of passion, performance and well… prison. As a result, Chris has the life experience that allows him to draw from deep within. His words are indeed healing, inspiring and comforting as he so beautifully crafts them in to the songs we’ve come to know and love. Chris has been writing music and performing for most of his life. When he began to pursue it professionally, Chris’ blues/roots sound led him to front and write music for the Virginia-based band, Less Traveled. They found success together producing an album, developing a following, and touring regionally.

It wasn’t long before Chris’ talent was getting some pretty serious attention. With an endorsement from Godin Guitars and a spot opening for acts such as Agents of Good Roots, Merle Saunders and Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews and TR3), Chris decided to strike out as a solo artist and moved to New York, where he continued to work on his unique style and hone his technique. Chris became a favorite in the Brooklyn music scene, and sat in as a session guitarist on several indie records. Shortly thereafter, Chris’ success came to a halt as he battled substance abuse, decided to become involved with a motorcycle “gang” and suffered the loss of his only sibling, James at a young age. Chris ended up in prison with lots of time to think, reflect and write. Knowing it was time for change, Chris had to reinvent himself focusing on the positive but using past struggles to guide him toward a more positive life.

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Evi Lev Duo
Apr
4
8:00 PM20:00

Evi Lev Duo

Global citizen and folk singer Eli Lev is making the world a smaller place, one song at a time. Eli pens hymns for everyday enlightenment—songs that resonate because they’re heartfelt, earthy, and offer wisdom culled from self-discovery.

His recent four-album project is inspired by the wisdom and majesty of the Navajo Nation’s four cardinal directions. Each album is a carefully curated experience with a distinct musical aesthetic and conceptual threads aligned within this overarching and sacred indigenous perspective. His first release, All Roads East released in 2017, with Way Out West just becoming available on December 14th, 2018. Together, this four-part series imaginatively and intrepidly connects spheres and generations with a body of work that is irresistibly uplifting, emotionally resonant, and groundbreaking.

In just two years as a full-time musician, Eli has built a robust profile through wowing audiences each time he picks up a guitar. He has opened for national names like Shooter Jennings at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland and Ellis Paul at Jammin Java in Vienna, Virginia. Eli has appeared at Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nevada, Music on the Mall Festival in Washington DC, and at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for the METRO Performs Series.

With regional, national, and international tour dates coming up for 2019, Eli currently maintains a full schedule performing on what he has playfully dubbed the “Beltway Tour.” The tour boasts an impressive series of appearances at hundreds of venues throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia at festivals, clubs, house shows, and special events, including a special invitation to perform at the US Capitol Building by DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton.

Eli’s latest four-part album series represents an unprecedented artistic feat. The albums offer four distinct viewpoints of folk music, showing that folk is a heartfelt intention and not a genre sound. At the most basic level, his first release in this series, All Roads East, is a traditional folk album with a full, organic sound. The title has multiple interpretations. It’s a tip of the hat to spiritual Eastern philosophical practices. It’s also a tribute to Navajo culture, where being directionally oriented east aligns you with sunrise and the newness of life. The album has been featured on CBS Radio, Buzz Feed, and Paste Magazine for its blend of country, folk, Americana, soul, and pop, while being free from any specific tradition. A highlight is the sweetly pensive “Making Space”, which Eli calls “My manifesto, it’s my vision of the world creating space to be a community and casting aside artificial classifications that separate us.”

The follow up album, Way Out West, is an adventurous, futuristic folk album with bold electronic touches and experimental soundscapes. On the album, Eli artistically references the untamed nature of the west as it has been represented in popular culture. “It’s that dangerous, fertile area that is unexplored. On this album, it’s emblematic of me pushing the boundaries of folk music,” Eli shares.

Eli performs both as a solo artist and with his full band, The Fortunes Found. The newly formed group features all-star DC drummer Michael Miraglia, wunderkind bassist Bojan Novevski from Macedonia, and soulful guitar sounds from lead guitarist Anthony Dante.

To date, the band has performed at premier DC venues such as The 9:30 Club, Pearl Street Warehouse, Songbyrd Music House, DC9, and the Rock and Roll Hotel to name a few. With marquee performances at The 202 Music Festival in DC, Takoma Park Folk Festival in Maryland, and Reston Town Festival in Virginia, the band is quickly becoming a regional sensation as they mix country, rock, folk, and soul on stage.

“The most meaningful thing for me is being able to express through my music what I’ve always felt about humanity. I want to bring people in, make them feel special, and break down the walls that keep us apart.”

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Carbon 11
Apr
6
9:00 PM21:00

Carbon 11

Band Bio: Carbon-11 is a band out of Frederick, Md. We came together in 2011, with the common goal of making good music. Good thing we all got along well, all pretty proficient with our respective instruments, like to drink beer ( really, really like beer ) and want to entertain people.

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Chris Timbers Trio
Apr
17
8:00 PM20:00

Chris Timbers Trio

Chris Timbers is poised to rise to the top once again. His story resonates with many as he found success, experienced failure and is now focused and poised for the climb back up. Chris’ story is one of passion, performance and well… prison. As a result, Chris has the life experience that allows him to draw from deep within. His words are indeed healing, inspiring and comforting as he so beautifully crafts them in to the songs we’ve come to know and love. Chris has been writing music and performing for most of his life. When he began to pursue it professionally, Chris’ blues/roots sound led him to front and write music for the Virginia-based band, Less Traveled. They found success together producing an album, developing a following, and touring regionally.

It wasn’t long before Chris’ talent was getting some pretty serious attention. With an endorsement from Godin Guitars and a spot opening for acts such as Agents of Good Roots, Merle Saunders and Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews and TR3), Chris decided to strike out as a solo artist and moved to New York, where he continued to work on his unique style and hone his technique. Chris became a favorite in the Brooklyn music scene, and sat in as a session guitarist on several indie records. Shortly thereafter, Chris’ success came to a halt as he battled substance abuse, decided to become involved with a motorcycle “gang” and suffered the loss of his only sibling, James at a young age. Chris ended up in prison with lots of time to think, reflect and write. Knowing it was time for change, Chris had to reinvent himself focusing on the positive but using past struggles to guide him toward a more positive life.

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Iron Lion
Apr
20
to Apr 21

Iron Lion

iRon Lion! The name sounds fierce, majestic and glorious as the powerful and memorable concerts he has been delivering throughout the US for the past several years!
The soft-spoken spiritual vocalist, writer and keyboardist, who is heavily influenced by the Rastafarian culture, enchants his audiences (as in reggae festivals, night clubs, bars, cruises, college events, or more intimate settings like private celebrations), with roots reggae music, ska, dancehall, soul music. He offers a rich and diversified repertoire to please all age groups. iRon Lion is both available for solo shows (acoustic), DJ backing shows or with his band The Knotty Lions.

The band consists of a talented group of professional Virginia, Maryland & Washington DC-based musicians who have toured the world, backing various other major reggae artists. iRon Lion offers great classic covers of reggae legends Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Beres Hammond, Gregory Isaacs, UB40 and more, but also covers of Sean Paul, Damian Marley, Collie Buddz and many others which radiates to younger reggae lovers!

From Reggae to Soul, his musical influences are Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Sam Cooke among others. He also reveals that from a business standpoint his influences are Sean Combs, Berry Gordy and Sir Coxsone Dodd. This combination of influences has resulted in an amazing masterpiece: his new album: "Reggae Party" produced by StableRoots and distributed on iRon Lion's indie label iRon Lion World.

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All Jammed Up
Apr
26
to Apr 27

All Jammed Up

Our goal is to provide a little breathing room. A chance to have some fun, break out of the grind, tap your feet, clap your hands, get up and dance and listen to some fine music. We play rock and pop hits that are familiar and fresh. Songs that are up-beat and full of energy, music to celebrate with, music to party with.

We are always interested in what you want to hear, so be sure to sign up for our mailing list and be sure to tell us what songs get you on your feet and onto the dance floor.

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Laura Farrel
Apr
26
to Apr 27

Laura Farrel

Laura is well known in the Washington DC area music scene. She is trained classically on the violin but knows her way around a fiddle. She is a force to be seen behind the microphone yet can easily fill the corner for cocktail parties. Laura plays with some of the areas biggest party bands and has a successful original project, Brave Like Us. 

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Chris Timbers Trio
Mar
27
8:00 PM20:00

Chris Timbers Trio

Chris Timbers is poised to rise to the top once again. His story resonates with many as he found success, experienced failure and is now focused and poised for the climb back up. Chris’ story is one of passion, performance and well… prison. As a result, Chris has the life experience that allows him to draw from deep within. His words are indeed healing, inspiring and comforting as he so beautifully crafts them in to the songs we’ve come to know and love. Chris has been writing music and performing for most of his life. When he began to pursue it professionally, Chris’ blues/roots sound led him to front and write music for the Virginia-based band, Less Traveled. They found success together producing an album, developing a following, and touring regionally.

It wasn’t long before Chris’ talent was getting some pretty serious attention. With an endorsement from Godin Guitars and a spot opening for acts such as Agents of Good Roots, Merle Saunders and Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews and TR3), Chris decided to strike out as a solo artist and moved to New York, where he continued to work on his unique style and hone his technique. Chris became a favorite in the Brooklyn music scene, and sat in as a session guitarist on several indie records. Shortly thereafter, Chris’ success came to a halt as he battled substance abuse, decided to become involved with a motorcycle “gang” and suffered the loss of his only sibling, James at a young age. Chris ended up in prison with lots of time to think, reflect and write. Knowing it was time for change, Chris had to reinvent himself focusing on the positive but using past struggles to guide him toward a more positive life.

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Quasi Flannel
Mar
23
to Mar 24

Quasi Flannel

Dan: drumming instructor with a degree in music. He has a ear for rhythm and a Love of 90's Rock!
Mike: Lives in Harpers Ferry and when he's not in the woods or riding his Harley you'll find him with a guitar in hand.
Dakota: The young Jazz player from Maryland brings his rocking bass lines back to the line up the he was a founding member of. 
Stevie. is a Cali boy rocking the East coast he has fronted numerous bands and brings his high energy showmanship to the Quasi Flannel experience 
Mike G:Vocals and Rhythm guitar.. Mike G started performing in the early 2000's with a band he formed called Solid Ground. They played and recorded Original material performing it all over the 4 state area while calling Winchester Va. home. . In 2005 that band dissolved, and in late 2006 Mike joined the West Virginia based band called The J Factor.. After three amazing years with this highly successful group, Mike went on to play solo gig's while searching for his musical home and In the summer of 2017 Mike joined forces Quasi Flannel

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OTR
Mar
9
to Mar 10

OTR

OTR ("Off The Record") is a mash-up of several long-established, powerhouse cover bands in the District of Columbia-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) area. The band performs a diverse selection of the most popular covers from the '80s, '90s, and 2000s, and other classic rock and R&B "deep cuts" from Adele to Zeppelin. The group prides itself on well-rehearsed, complex musicianship and attention to detail, bringing out the best of every song.

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Jay Powell Duo
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Jay Powell Duo

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Jay is very much appreciative of the opportunity to share his love of music with you... As a professional, his goal is to entertain you and make sure you have a great afternoon/evening... On a regular basis audience members approach him and ask why he's not on a national stage yet, or make commentary like “I have NEVER seen anybody play a guitar and sing like that!” 
The truth is that it's very humbling when he hears it, but the most important thing is that it is being ENJOYED (versus TOLERATED). God gives each one of us something special...and he is thankful that you allow me to share his gifts with you. Part 2 of that truth is that YOU, the music lovers who pay cover charge and tips to support him in my career, should never get short-changed.

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Brian Franke
Mar
1
5:00 PM17:00

Brian Franke

Brian Franke is an independent award-winning singer/songwriter residing in the Washington, DC area. He is known as both a frequently booked cover song musician as well as an original songwriter. Since 2009 he has made music his career playing over 200 shows each year both locally and as a touring artist. He has released two independent solo albums “Six Blocks Down” in 2010 and “Will You Finish My Song?” in 2014 as well as an EP with his duo FarAway, “Somehow” in 2013--which had a song played on PBS' TV show "Roadtrip Nation".

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Just South of 7
Feb
16
9:00 PM21:00

Just South of 7

Hailing from Leesburg Va, Just South of 7 plays spirited guitar driven rock, rhythm and blues from the 60s to the present day. Their music takes you on a journey from rocks infancy through the various decades of timeless classics that defined generations. With their tight vocal harmonies, driving guitars and a rhythm section to loosen even the tightest fillings, they can easily transition from Johnny Cash to the Eagles to the Stone Temple Pilots. Whether they're serving up covers of rock's legendary pioneers or ripping out the edgier alternative and punk infused barn burners, Just South of 7 is sure to have you singing along, dancing, or thinking about all the stupid things you did while growing up (or may still be doing).

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Chris Timbers Trio
Jan
30
8:00 PM20:00

Chris Timbers Trio

Chris Timbers is poised to rise to the top once again. His story resonates with many as he found success, experienced failure and is now focused and poised for the climb back up. Chris’ story is one of passion, performance and well… prison. As a result, Chris has the life experience that allows him to draw from deep within. His words are indeed healing, inspiring and comforting as he so beautifully crafts them in to the songs we’ve come to know and love. Chris has been writing music and performing for most of his life. When he began to pursue it professionally, Chris’ blues/roots sound led him to front and write music for the Virginia-based band, Less Traveled. They found success together producing an album, developing a following, and touring regionally.

It wasn’t long before Chris’ talent was getting some pretty serious attention. With an endorsement from Godin Guitars and a spot opening for acts such as Agents of Good Roots, Merle Saunders and Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews and TR3), Chris decided to strike out as a solo artist and moved to New York, where he continued to work on his unique style and hone his technique. Chris became a favorite in the Brooklyn music scene, and sat in as a session guitarist on several indie records. Shortly thereafter, Chris’ success came to a halt as he battled substance abuse, decided to become involved with a motorcycle “gang” and suffered the loss of his only sibling, James at a young age. Chris ended up in prison with lots of time to think, reflect and write. Knowing it was time for change, Chris had to reinvent himself focusing on the positive but using past struggles to guide him toward a more positive life.

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DC Transit Band
Jan
25
to Jan 26

DC Transit Band

The DC Transit Band is a powerhouse dance band on the rise in the DC Metro Area. This nine piece band has everything you've been looking for: a screamin' three piece horn section that will keep you yelling for more, a thumpin' rhythm section that will keep you on the dance floor, and two dynamic and personable lead vocalists who you'll feel you've known forever.

DC Transit is the perfect choice for your wedding (ceremony music available, cocktail hour jazz quartet, dinner music available, and dance party) or corporate event. The band's ever-growing repertoire includes Top-40 hits, Motown, Classic Rock, R&B, Funk, Disco, Jazz Standards, Classic Wedding Music, Holiday Favorites, and everything in between. DC Transit's instrumentation and versatility is second to none, and allows the band to be flexible and provide accommodations for each individual function.

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Caleb Hacker
Jan
11
5:00 PM17:00

Caleb Hacker

Caleb Hacker is a singer-songwriter, born and raised in northern Virginia. His melodic voice and acoustic guitar bring together a sound all his own. An eclectic mélange of indie rock and old school soul, with a sprinkling of pop. Influences: Erik Hassle, Lauryn Hill, John Mayer, Emeli Sande, Frankmusik, Brandy, Graffiti6, Shawn McDonald

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