The North Country, Sara Armour, Pria Puss, Jonny Grave
1811 14th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20009
This event is 18 and over
Church Night is a comedy act that "updates Dana Carvey's famed 'Church Lady' Saturday Night Live sketch for the Tim & Eric generation" (Washington City Paper). Reminiscent of A Prairie Home Companion on acid, Church Night's eccentric, religious parody delightfully skews one's perception of the American church. According to the unholy trinity that preaches the good word, it's all about coming together, at the same time, in the name of the Lord, so pretty much everyone leaves a Church Night experience feeling super fucking #blessed.
The North Country
Combining American roots rock and roll with the lyrical earnestness of folk, The North Country brings to DC a musical and spiritual call to arms that is both sophisticated and imminently listenable. The North Country are musical traditionalist, operating under the mindset that in an age of endlessly processed and commodified music there is still no substitute for thoughtful songwriting and tasteful musicianship. Whether playing a house show in a sweaty basement in Petworth or on the main stage at The Black Cat The North Country bring the same level of enthusiasm and intentionality that will leave you with no choice but to have a good time.
Jonny Grave is a Bluesman from Washington DC. Growing up in a musical family, Grave was introduced to the sound of American traditional folk music early on. At age fifteen he found himself learning slide guitar techniques from old blues records. The distinc sound that Jonny Grave's music conjures is a resurrection of sorts - The music of R.L. Burnside, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Robert Johnson and Bukka White all find a way into Grave's playing style. His repertoire of sound is made up of new arrangements of older blues and deeply rooted originals.