Bearcat Wildcat, Lucy Isabel
1811 14th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20009
Handsome Hound is a folk rock band formed in 2015 by Cuchulain Kelly and Claire Daviss in Washington, DC. The band is rounded out by Allison Rosenberg on trumpet, Andrew Northcutt on drums and percussion, and Ben Schifman on bass guitar. Their lyric-driven music has its roots in folk, rock, pop, americana, country, and bluegrass - think Johnny & June Carter Cash meet Shovels & Rope. In March 2016, the band released its debut EP, I Guess We're Doing Alright, which was described as "the musical version of 60 mg of Prozac" by WAMU's Bandwidth. Handsome Hound brings the same level of energy to shows, leading to a rapidly growing following in the DC area.
Since releasing their debut EP, the group has toured up and down the East Coast and performed at a number of DC's historic music venues, including Rock & Roll Hotel, Black Cat, the Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. You can watch their music video of "Hannah," their submission for the 2017 NPR tiny desk concert contest, "Carina," and the full recording of Handsome Hound's hourlong performance at the Kennedy Center on YouTube.
Bearcat Wildcat is a hybrid creature: A little bit country, a little bit blue, and a little bit rock and roll. The six-member Americana band from Washington DC is a collective of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists drawing on old American roots music and modern sounds alike. Recorded at Bias Studios in Springfield, VA, their new EP (released June 2017 ) features lush vocal harmonies, nimble playing, and lyrics that will linger in your mind.
Lucy Isabel is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter. Prior to her move to Nashville in January 2015, she took part in a 9-week world tour with her college a cappella group. Following world tour, she embarked on a three month solo road trip around the contiguous United States. Since her move to Nashville she has released two EPs, both of which are available on all major digital music platforms.