After years of performance being a bass sideman, and co-fronting popular Loudoun County, Virginia band, One Horse Town, Julia Kasdorf gives us her solo album, “Motel”. The 11 (8 original, 3 covers) acoustic guitar-driven songs show how deep and wide Julia’s musical experience has been. Solidly Americana, with gleams of Motown, “Motel” shows us what its like to grow up loving rock ‘n roll in a bluegrass household.
Recorded over the course of a year at studio in the woods, “Motel” pulls together everything that Julia loves about music – flat top guitar, driving rhythm, a little soul, and visceral songwriting. Julia produced her own album and invited local legends Jon Carroll, Lynn Kasdorf on pedal steel, Mike Ault, Buddy Dunlap, and Gary Ferguson to help bring her sound to the acetate. “Somethings didn’t quite work out, and I painted myself into a couple of corners. There were times when I absolutely didn’t know what to do and wished like heck I had a producer to tell me!” she acknowledges “but I picked the right musicians and “Motel” kicks *ss, just like I wanted it to.”
Julia feared that the weak point of the album might be her singing. With the help of Les “Nitty Gritty Dirt Band” Thompson, she got away from the kind of pushy delivery she’d developed playing live shows, and found a way to just let the words slip out like honey. Julia was surprised and gratified by the results, having unexpectedly discovered a new gentle subtlety in her voice. “I knew that in the process of making “Motel” I’d learn a lot about myself, about what I wanted to say, about how I wanted to say it. After all the music I’ve learned and absorbed over the years, I thought something pretty cool might happen.”
Performing non-stop over 15 years, Laurence McKenna has played over 2500 shows in the Washington DC area. He covers a wide range of music genres which include Folk, Pop and Rock. His vocal style is similar to that of Bono (U2) and Chris Martin (Coldplay). He has performed at major venues such as: Jiffy Lube Live, RFK Stadium, 9:30 Club, Warner Theater, The Fillmore, Iota and The Capital Center. Along with his British Rock band Shag, he has performed at concerts with Jackson Brown, Blur, Depeche Mode, Sting, Green Day, Creed, Rush, James Taylor and Aerosmith.
Hype-BEER-Tension • New England IPA
57 IBUs • 6.5% ALC / VOL
Resinous – Dank – Bold
This massively dry-hopped hazy IPA is packed full of Galaxy, Warrior, and Mandarina Bavaria hops to create a wicked cool, harmonious, resinous blend of citrus, pineapple, pine flavors and aromas. Best enjoyed fresh!
Glassware – Tulip, $7 • 32 oz Growler / Crowler – $9 / $10 • 64 oz Crowler – $18
Harvest Ale • Pale Ale
37 IBUs • 5% ALC / VOL
Home Grown – Aromatic
We’re excited to share with you our inaugural Harvest Ale! This aromatic Pale Ale was crafted with Cascade & Golding hops which were grown onsite at 2 Silos Brewing Co. Available only once a year- Enjoy!
Glassware – Pint, $6 • 32 oz Growler / Crowler – $6 / $9 • 64 oz Crowler – $16
Chris Allen is a well-versed musician/producer from Nashville, TN. Chris has performed in numerous bands and shared stages with some of the best. His acoustic sets are one of a kind as he makes loops and creates full tracks right before your eyes. With years of experience as a professional musician, he is sure to leave you with an unforgettable performance.
Hail Up! And Fasten your seatbelts. Prepare for an electrifying journey to the Caribbean. I&I Riddim is Washington DC’s THREE TIME award winning reggae band! The name captures the spirit of this band’s music: “riddim” is reggae’s irresistible upbeat dance rhythm, and “I&I” expresses Bob Marley’s “One Love” equality for all people. I&I Riddim thrills audiences with an arsenal of your favorite reggae standards, the best modern reggae, and a few reggae-style pop-rock and calypso/soca tunes. I&I Riddim is known for its exciting performance style and has shared the stage with some of the reggae greats including Bunny Wailer and Junior Marvin both from Bob Marley’s Wailers. This band is well-equipped to transform any stage into a true Caribbean party experience! The band features the energetic vocal stylings of Nickoli Andrews and an array of talented and electrifying musicians. SO hold on because — HERE COMES I&I Riddim!!!!!
Join us in beautiful downtown Clifton, Va. for Clifton Day as we pour craft beers from the Beer Man tap truck! Admission is free. Hours: 9 am – 5 pm.More details to come soon.
LTD has been playing live shows for over 8 years and play covers from over the past 50 years. No matter what your favorite music style is, chances are they will play it. Country, Classic Rock, Pop, Top 40, Reggae, Rock and Roll, Motown and 50’s. High energy, tight harmonies and diverse sets are tailored to each venue, playing for dozens to thousands.
A Furry Friends 6th Annual Fund Raiser to Benefit the PRINCE WILLIAM HUMANE SOCIETY.
Your donation of $45/ticket in advance ($50 at the door) will include:
• Beer or Wine Tasting
• Paws-n-Pints T-Shirt
• Souvenir Glass
• Raffle Ticket
• Goody Bag of Fun!
Join us at 2 Silos Brewing Co. @ Farm Brew Live for an afternoon of fun and frolic with our adorable adoptable pets! 2 Silos Brewing Co. features craft beers, wine, excellent food and gourmet ice cream. Live music, games and fun for the whole family! And, you won’t want to miss our silent auction! Ask us about the VIP Experience! Limited to 40 tickets! See the full flyer here.
In January of 1974 Led Zeppelin and manager Peter Grant conceived Swan Song Records. Partially because their contract with Atlantic Records had expired at the end of 1973, but also to provide a conduit for other acts to record albums without having to deal with all the red tape that was inevitable with the large record labels.
Bad Company had also just formed in 1973, and lead singer and front man Paul Rodgers was searching for a management company. Through the mutual connection of former Free road manager Clive Coulson, a connection was made that would forever tie Led Zeppelin and Bad Company together.
And by June of 1974 the first band to release an album on Swan Song Records was Bad Company. Through the height of the 70’s and into the early 80’s both bands were managed by Peter Grant. All told both bands would eventually release a combined 11 albums under the label.
The band Shooting Star was conceived out of a desire to form a tribute band that would pay homage to Bad Company. There seemed to be lack of attention paid to a band that had achieved such greatness throughout the 70’s. It was quickly evident that Bad Company’s library of hits was simply not large enough to pull off a typical 4 hour performance required of cover/tribute bands.
After some soul searching the idea was hatched to morph Shooting Star into a Bad Company/Led Zeppelin tribute band. That idea has since been very popular with the crowds, and subsequently due to the overwhelming popularity of the Zepp songs, the band name was changed to Zeppelin & Company.
Zeppelin & Company is on their way to becoming one of the premiere tribute bands in the MD/DC area by combining the songs of two legendary bands into one show. Do not miss a chance to see this band.
David performs regularly along the mid-Atlantic region of the US. With his addictive melodies, a soulful vocal style and an off-the-beaten-path kind of pop-sensibility, Smith is steadily becoming a well-known performer on the East Coast. He has shared the stage with a variety of well-known acts and has been a featured act for the Washington Redskins, Washington Nationals and the Citi Open.