Lauren Calve, Stranger in the Alps
2477 18th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20009
Doors 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
Virginia native Lauren Calve is a singer-songwriter based in Washington, D.C. Steeped in American roots music, Calve's songs are by turns anthemic and poetic as they move between rousing blues-rock, sweeping folk-driven numbers, and delicate balladry. Her multifaceted vocal style takes inspiration from such powerful female singers as Patty Griffin, Bonnie Raitt, and Emmylou Harris to which she adds the steely, haunting sounds of the slide resonator guitar. She is currently recording her first EP--set to be released Winter 2014--and is sure to bring a vital new energy to the East Coast's Americana scene.
Stranger in the Alps
Stranger in the Alps is Washington, D.C. singer-songwriter Steve Kolowich and his band. Their 2015 album Pattern Matching earned the group the distinction of Best Folk Troubadour in the city from Washington City Paper. Their sound has been compared to Iron and Wine, Phosphorescent, and Gram Parsons. Their new record, The Days Are Over Sooner, will come out later this year.
Mary-Elaine Jenkins is a 13th-generation South Carolinian now residing in Brooklyn, with a few places in between. A captivating songstress and guitar player, her voice has been described as "a mix of cloves, sage, ash, thorns, and honey" (The Deli NYC) "standing righteously above other young pretenders" (Glide Magazine). Her upcoming debut album, Hold Still, will be released on September 28 via Good Child Music.