Suspect Class, The Beanstalk Library
740 Water Street SW
Washington, DC, 20024
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
The Riverbreaks is a rock band known for its rowdy shows, lyrical depth, and provocative instrumentation and vocals. Formed in 2009 around songs Ryan Bailey (lead singer) wrote in Central America during his time in the Peace Corps, the band quickly developed a strong following in its home base of Washington, D.C. In 2012, the band recorded with acclaimed producer Chris Stamey (Ryan Adams, Whiskeytown, Roman Candle) in Chapel Hill, N.C., returning to the area where many of its members originally met during their time at UNC-Chapel Hill. The resulting album Wildfire featured long-term band members Bailey, Andrew Satten (keyboard), Jesse Prentice-Dunn (guitar), Drew Ball (bass), and Neela Rajendra (violin), and was named a Top 10 Album of the Year by the Sun Herald newspaper. The Riverbreaks kicked off their Wildfire album release tour at D.C.’s prestigious Kennedy Center, and have since toured 23 states domestically and 11 countries internationally.
In 2014, Bailey relocated to his hometown of Nashville, TN, where he began work on several releases, including How Still is the Night Vols. 1 & 2 (April 2018), produced by Skylar Wilson (Justin Townes Earle, Kesha, and ABC’s drama Nashville) and Jordan Lehning (Caitlin Rose, Kacey Musgraves), and Canyons (June 2018), recorded with producer/drummer Ken Coomer (formerly of Wilco).
It was the early 90s. The band was called Suspect Class. We played all around DC, including headlining at The Bayou in Georgetown (where U2, Foreigner, RHCP, and The Ramones played). You might have heard us on DC101, including an interview segment with Rocking Rich Levinson. We had a publishing deal and won a Certificate of Achievement in the Billboard Song Contest. Look for the photo of a Suspect Class ad in a recent book about The Safari Club (another old DC Club)!
The Beanstalk Library
The Beanstalk Library has built a loyal following in the Washington, DC area and along the east coast with passionate and adventurous live performances. Their two full-length albums America At Night and The View From Here have drawn accolades from, among others, The Washington Post, who called their music "timeless" and compared it to Big Star. The band proudly continued this tradition with the release of the 2016 EP Returns, and is currently writing and recording its third full-length album.
The Beanstalk Library has headlined stages at festivals including The Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival, the Del Ray Music Festival, and the Fete de la Musique at the French Embassy. From 2012 until its untimely closing in 2017 they hosted an annual New Year's Eve bash at the venerable IOTA Club & Cafe in Arlington, VA. In 2018, the band performed at The Kennedy Center, The Hamilton, and Pearl Street Warehouse where they celebrated the release of their new single "Easier."
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