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. His cover songs range from classic rock songs, to 90s alternative rock, to Top 40 songs currently on the radio.
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Mixed Fermented Sour
0 IBUs • 7.0% ALC / VOL
Sour • Wild Fermentation • Barrel Aged
We cultivated a wild yeast from our historic Thomasson Barn and blended it with Lactobacillus to create an old-world, barrel-aged, and extremely complex soured Sahti. Charred Oak, Spruce, Banana Bread, and hints of Bourbon are all supporting aromas in this delicious and limited lip-puckering sour.
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.
Scott Kurt grew up in America’s Rust Belt, and the grittiness of his roots is evident in every aspect of his music. From his debut album, “Ragged But Right”, recorded with his band Memphis 59, to his first solo effort “Down This Road”, he captures the essence of hard living, hard work and hard times in deeply personal lyrics delivered by a whiskey-tinged bar room voice wrapped up inside a whole lot of full-tilt country-rock guitar.
Born and raised in a small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA, Hilary has always been a small town girl with big time dreams. She started playing guitar at the ago of 12 and soon became a self-taught keyboard player and songwriter. Hilary studied Music Education with a voice concentration at Duquesne University’s Mary Pappert School of Music from 2009-2011, before moving on to run her own fitness business. Before long, she was itching to get back into the music scene and follow her dreams of performing music and making people smile!
Hilary re-located to Northern Virginia in August 2014 and took a brief performing hiatus to focus on some family goals. She returned to the acoustic gigging game in August of 2015 performing in local venues. Since her return to the live music scene, she has been able to gig frequently and build a regular following in Northern Virginia. Most recently, she has been songwriting with Grammy-winning writers and coming into her own stylistically. Her influences are incredibly varied and her style transcends generations and genre barriers with something new every week.
She can be found singing and playing your favorite acoustic covers from Bob Dylan through Beyonce here in Northern Virginia.
More More More, mixes four talented musicians with popular music with a focus on 80’s rock along with hits from other decades. When performing these memorable songs, a More More More performance has something meaningful for every age and taste.
In keeping with their trendsetting approach to creating exceptional entertainment, More More More customize each performance to fit the client’s wishes. They also fully engage the audience in a variety of interactive ways. Ultimately, these talented band members have years of experience, incredible energy, and know how to wow the crowd!
Heather Renee is a prolific writer and performer. She performs weekly in venues throughout the DC metro area. To demonstrate her writing prowess, she wrote, recorded and released a song every week for an entire year in 2008. This endeavor led to several song placements in Independent Films and garnered interested from labels to sell her work to rising artists nationwide.
Larry Thomas, the band leader of PANIC FOR THE VIBE, also performs as an acoustic artist, bringing a soulful, bluesy sound to a personal level. Larry is available to perform as an acoustic solo artist or as an acoustic duo or trio. Performing a bluesy style of music, his song list includes a selection of Top 40 pop, R&B/Motown, rock and a few originals. The music is highlighted by feel-good grooves, rhythmic improvisations, and soulful cadences.
Mark Glass is a rising musical artist in the Baltimore/DC with soul and a voice that projects it. Mark is in the process of recording his unique blend of pop, r&b, rock and soul and performing at local venues. He has received much critical acclaim from audiences and venue-owners and is attracting fans as well as local and national support.
Saving the world one song at a time, Washington DC-based Emma G is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and the front person of a Goddess-rock trio reminiscent of a combination of Pink, Natalie Merchant, Amy Winehouse, and Alanis Morrissette with a sprinkling of Sia and Alice in Chains for good measure.
Emma G’s edgy tones and gutsy lyrics hammer home messages of love, vulnerability, empowerment and strength with a progressive/soul/pop-rock sound that is engaging, inspiring and appealing to a hugely diverse audience.
JON FRITZ has been performing live since he was 16 years old in Barrington, New Jersey. His musical journey has taken him from New York to Los Angeles & Key West to Austin. Jon also lived and played music in South America for 10 years and in the early 2000s had the lead role in both “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Jesus Christ Superstar” at West Virginia University. He has recorded six albums of original music and has charted three songs on the radio. A veteran of the Washington DC area music scene since 1996, Jon plays a variety of popular music covering great tunes from Elvis Presley to Incubus and everything in between.
For over 20 years, Fran Scuderi has been entertaining crowds from as far north as Denmark, to the tropical breezes of the Caribbean. Having regular engagements in Copenhagen, Bermuda, The Cayman Islands, The Virgin Islands, Colorado and Washington, D.C., Scuderi has been continually refining his unique ability to please a crowd no matter how big or small. Fran Scuderi “It’s not the size of the crowd that makes the gig,” he states, “it’s their willingness to become involved.
Having opened for Mary Chapin Carpenter, Johnathan Edwards and Hootie and the Blowfish, Scuderi is eager to climb the ladder of success. He is currently recording his new CD titled “It’s About Time”.
Scott Kurt grew up in America’s Rust Belt, and the grittiness of his roots is evident in every aspect of his music. From his debut album, “Ragged But Right,” recorded with his band Memphis 59, to his first solo effort “Down This Road,” he captures the essence of hard living, hard work and hard times in deeply personal lyrics delivered by a whiskey-tinged barroom voice wrapped up inside a whole lot of full-tilt country-rock guitar.
It’s a reverence for telling the stories of a small town way of life that drew Scott to country music. “Nashville turns out great songs, with catchy hooks, sure – but the best of them tell great stories. When you close your eyes, and listen to the lyrics and that movie reel in your head starts turning – that’s what I want my songs to do for people.”
His songs have earned Scott comparisons to legends like Steve Earle, Tom Petty and Gary Allan, as well as multiple Washington Area Music Association nominations, and opening slots for some of country’s biggest and brightest stars, including Cole Swindell, Eli Young Band, Kip Moore, Easton Corbin, Frankie Ballard, Joe Nichols and personal idol Radney Foster. Scott currently resides in Sterling, Virginia, and fans can see him perform regionally at venues like Hill Country D.C., The Hamilton, The Fillmore and The State Theatre.