Gypsy Sally's Presents
The Walkaways, By & By, Wes Tucker and the Skillets
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
Doors 5:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
The Walkaways are a metropolitan Washington, DC-based band making original music since 2006. The band's third full-length album, "After the Fall", was released worldwide in 2017. This follows Fifty Left to Burn (2008) and Romance & Medicine (2012), the latter recorded and co-produced with Grammy-nominated producer John Jennings (Mary Chapin Carpenter, Indigo Girls). The band's sound has been consistently described as "alt-country" (Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Washingtonian Magazine, Arlington Magazine), although the songs draw even more broadly from Americana, folk, roots, country, alt-rock, indie, and classic rock. All music is available on Spotify, iTunes, CD Baby, and Amazon.
By & By
Elise Marie - Lead Vocals & Guitar
Claire Blaustein - Fiddle & Vocals
Daniel Buchner - Guitar & Vocals
Steve Grossman - Banjo
James Millward - Mandolin
Trevor Olexy - Bass
By & By brings their "impressive vocals, smooth-as-honey string playing, and arms-wide-open stage energy" (DC Music Download) to bluegrass from Bill Monroe to Nickel Creek, and a catalog of original songs that reflect on the band's surroundings, pulling from the fast-paced, dynamic, and engaged culture of Washington, D.C. Their music has roots that dig through the traditions of bluegrass, folk, Americana, and rock 'n' roll, to create a sound uniquely theirs.
Wes Tucker and the Skillets
The music feels familiar, yet somehow tough to categorize. Continuing the tradition of the folk storyteller while incorporating a love for rock, funk, and R&B, the Skillets create their own unique blend. The bands third full-length album, The Scorpion and the Dove, earned 2 WAMMIE nominations in 2009 for Best Roots Rock Group/Duo and Best Roots Rock Recording.
The album was produced by the bands own WAMMIE-nominated multi-instrumentalist, Arch Alcantara and was very much an independent effort. According to The Washington Post, The CD stands up, in its material and production, to anything coming from a larger, professional studio. The Scorpion and the Dove picks up where their last album, Beauty in the Broken, left off, showcasing the bands range and Tuckers songwriting.
The group has been a mainstay in the DC area music scene since their start in 2005. Theyve earned their fan base by playing a ton of shows and garnering a reputation as a must-see live band. Music blog Guilt Free Pleasures recently declared The show was one of the best Ive been to all year.
The Washington Post described the Skillets live set as a showcase of solid songwriting and tight instrumentation in musical styles ranging from funk to groove-based R&B to soulful jam-based ballads. Tucker's tunes are sturdy without being rigid, soulful without being cloying, and he expresses them like he believes the words.
$12 + Fees
The Walkaways: Alt-Country, Roots Rock, Americana
By & By: Arms Wide Open Bluegrass & Americana
Wes Tucker and the Skillets: Rock, Americana, Soul, Folk, Funk