Lauren is 25 years old and has been exploring her talents as a singer-songwriter/solo-performer in the DMV area for about 5 years. She has started her music career by playing acoustic gigs at local venues but has aspirations for more. While she plays an eclectic selection of original songs and popular covers, her passion in music is derived from the Blues.
Lauren grew up in Germantown, Maryland. She is influenced by musicians such as John Mayer, Eva Cassidy, Neil Young, Alicia Keys, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, etc…
She hopes to one day record her own album
Since 1993, Crushing Day has been in the forefront of the Baltimore music scene. Though mainly concentrated in the Baltimore/Annapolis area, the band has traveled the East coast from Killington, VT to Key West, FL. Crushing Day has shared the stage with national acts, Puddle of Mudd, SR-71, DaDa, The Posies, Driven’ and Cryin’, Ace Freehley, Lita Ford, Child’s Play, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, The Pat McGee Band, The Ravyns, and Dig.
Gabe Badillo (aka Gabs Matthews) is the focal point of the band. Drawing from years of experience on stage, his ability to emulate Dave’s vocals and stage presence is uncanny. When the spirit takes him, Gabe treats audience members to his spot-on renditions of Dave’s signature footwork and anecdotal stage chatter—all adding to the authenticity of the performance.
Sharif – who is currently earning his Masters at the Berklee College of Music – has made quite a name for himself on the touring front, vacillating from playing intimate solo acoustic shows of his original material to belting out cover tunes (from Rihanna’s “Disturbia” to Maroon 5’s “Won’t Go Home Without You” to Beastie Boys “Girls”) at biker bars to playing one of his favorite genres of music, oldies, at retirement centers (because he wants to, not because he has to) to corporate gigs for Gap and Amstel Light to opening for the likes of Jason Mraz, Kenny Loggins, Rhett Miller, Rusted Root, and Blake Shelton.
“Music consumes me,” explains Sharif, who has approximately 2,000 shows around the world under his belt. “I just love playing music, teaching music, learning more about music, and doing whatever I can to get there.”
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.”
We are Covert Pop, a 4-piece band based out of the Philadelphia area – a versatile band that can take any genre of music and play it with quality musicianship, energy and our very own unique Covert Pop vibe. With Samantha’s wide ranging vocals, Matt’s versatile guitar playing, Chris’s smooth bass and Bob holding down the beat on drums, Covert Pop promises to keep you dancing ALL NIGHT LONG! We cover most genres, including Classic and Modern Rock, Alternative, Pop, Hip Hop/R&B and Country. We are leaving crowds around the area wanting more, and we cannot wait to see you at a show!
Hall Vote is a singer songwriter out of Centreville, Virginia. He has developed a solo acoustic act where one might hear their favorite tune from the 60’s ,70s or 80s, but current hits are a must. Whatever the event or room, Hall can reproduce many of the songs that you may or may not expect to hear that night. His experience allows a professional performance to happen each time!
Super Bueno is a pop and rock act from the Baltimore area. Available as a duo, trio or four piece, Super Bueno can be tailor made to fit any venue, any situation. With a wide range of songs covering parts of six decades, their set list is eclectic and engaging. With a little something for everyone, from popular classic rock and country fare, to modern dance music, and even a little heavy metal thrown in for good measure, nothing is off limits.
As a recent college graduate, Britton pursues his dreams of writing, playing, teaching, recording, and producing music. He continues to write songs on his guitar, he plays weekly in the Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland area; he teaches at a music school for kids called Bach to Rock, he records music at his home studio as well as his great friend Andrew Dunbar’s home studio, and produces his music there as well. Britton writes about relationships with his loved ones, nature (especially the weather), and his hardships. He’s hoping to write songs that relate to many people and impact them in a positive way.
Mark’s approach to classic/modern acoustic music is simple: Play fun, iconic cover songs that people love and do it well. Mark brings life to any venue and every event with popular greats like the Beatles, Foo Fighters, Tom Petty, and Oasis. And, of course, there are those catchy fun beach favorites from the likes of Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Chesney.
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.
This acoustic alternative rock soloist, Mike Richards released his first live self-titled, 5-track EP back in August of 2015. Based in Washington D.C., he has toured the country playing from coast to coast. Mike has been performing in rock bands and acoustically since the age of 14.His roots stem from a heavy influence of 90’s alternative mixed with some acoustic rock. His influences through the years have been the likes of Incubus, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Third Eye Blind, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Prince, and The Beatles. He began this project after the split of The Offset, a former Washington DC based rock band that opened for the likes of The Wailers and Frankie Munoz’s band “You Hang Up”.
Since starting A Note Two Self, Mike has been signed to a small label based in Phoenix Arizona and has been performing around the nation for local clubs and festivals such as the Atlantic City Beer Festival with names such as the Dropkick Murphy’s and Streetlight Manifesto. He also performed in the 2017 Chicago IL and Columbia MD legs of Vans Warped Tour. His tour route for 2018 will include the final run of Vans Warped Tour, the Prescott Valley Fair in Phoenix AZ, and various other locations around the East Coast TBA.
American Coffee Stout
36 IBUs • 7.3% ALC / VOL
Bold • Roasted • Whole Beans
This American Stout has been aged with Sapana Coffee beans, cultivated in the Himalayan Mountains and purchased from Elevate Nepal Inc., a non-profit organization. 100% of proceeds from the sale of Sapana Coffee benefit humanitarian efforts in Nepal. The clean, crisp, and distinctly unique coffee flavors complement the roasted malt aromas for a very bold and delicious experience.