Sixth & I Downstairs
The North Country
600 I Street Northwest
Washington, D.C., 20001
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Tom Goss, guitar toting, power-pop musician, will return home after touring internationally behind his fourth album, Wait. While his radio-ready music is often compared to acoustic-pop peers such as Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson, Goss’ earnest and thoughtful lyrics have propelled him to serious singer/songwriter status. Goss’ music has been featured on ABC and HBO; his videos, often in support of the LGBT community, have received millions of hits worldwide, and he has gained honors such as “Best Musician” by The Washington Blade two years running.
In his three previous albums Goss has connected with fans through his deeply personal, heartfelt songs set to lush orchestration and acoustic guitars. For his newest release, Wait (May 2014), Goss has upped the ante musically, featuring a full band of top-notch musical veterans, including DC’s Liz DeRoche (Cane and The Sticks/The Pushovers), who will perform alongside him. While the lyrical content remains charming and intimate, the addition of a band adds a new dimension of immediacy while packing an emotional punch.
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.