I’m so excited that Labor Day is creepin’ up on us — those of us in D.C. are enjoying the mass exodus, which means smoother commutes and less “visitors” to step over while trying to catch that Blue Line train.
The past couple of weeks I’ve had a blast with music. I had the opportunity to get my annual “Trombone Shorty Live” fix when he opened up for Grace Potter & the Nocturnals at Wolf Trap on the 15th. As always, Troy Andrews and Orleans Avenue were on point. I can’t wait for his new album “Say That to Say This” is released on September 10th. Actually, do yourself the favor and just pre-order it.
If you have been living under a rock, you may not have heard that Raphael Saddiq is the executive producer. Here is a quick sneak peek, courtesy of the awesome Verve Music Group
Yep, I’m all over this album.
Oh yeah — don’t forget, if you’re in the LA area, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue will be tearing up the Santa Monica Pier on Thursday (8/29) for free (yes, you read that right). Unfortunately, I’ll be on the east coast — pouting — but, thanks to the internet, we can watch it live — https://myspace.com/twilightconcertseries
Also — what has made me ridiculously happy is that I’ll FINALLY be seeing the Carolina Chocolate Drops live. On Tuesday, September 9th, this awesome group will be performing, along with the legendary Ironing Board Sam at the Music Maker Relief Foundation Benefit at the phenomenal Hamilton Live (@thehamiltondc for you Twitter folks). Standing room tickets are still available — and the proceeds go to help preserve southern roots music. Don’t know who the Carolina Chocolate Drops (@_CCDs) are, just check out this great video:
Yep — this is why I’m excited. So, if you have some free time on Tuesday — come on by, get a ticket and enjoy the show. You’ll probably see me perched on the balcony having a couple beers and enjoying some good music.
Oh yeah — before I go back to work, if you haven’t yet, check out Lianne La Havas. She’s a beast on stage (those in the Metro DC area, she’ll be at The Birchmere this Fall — don’t sleep!).