Revelator Hill (album release) w/ Karen Jonas LIVE at Bright Box
March 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Revelator Hill w/ Karen Jonas Music
THURSDAY, MARCH 1
• Doors, Bar, & Kitchen open at 7pm
• Show starts at 8pm
Tickets: $10 ADV / $12 DOS
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ALL-SEATED / GENERAL ADMISSION / ALL AGES
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Advance sales end at 6pm. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 7pm if they are not sold out in advance.
Awe-inspiring master guitarist and vocalist Bobby Thompson is no stranger to the blues and rock world. He cut his teeth learning to play in the old blues clubs of D.C. from the likes of Bobby Parker. After honing his craft as a much sought after support man, Thompson decided to step out as a solo artist, releasing three albums since 2011. A recent review from Roots Music Report claims Thompson’ s songs portray “muscular blues- and soul-rock strong on soulful vocals and cut-above-the-norm originals.” With his smooth, gripping vocal stylings and his perfect musical taste on anything with a string, Thompson is what’s referred to as a “musician’s musician. Considered a “must see” act of the Northeast region, Bobby was nominated for the D.C area Musician of the Year award in 2015.
Revelator Hill is his latest collaboration with some of the finest rock and blues musicians in the Washington DC area, including Seth Morrissey (bass & vocals), Gary Crockett (drums & vocals), Wes Lanich (keyboards), and special guest member Ron Holloway (saxophone). This group is wrought with deep emotion and blazes down the path pioneered by the great Jimi Hendrix, blending deeply-rooted blues traditions with a popular rock edge to create a sound that will stir every soul.
Born, raised, and recorded in the heart of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Karen Jonas’s Country Songs is a celebration of music made outside the machine – of songs written in her living room, captured live in the studio just down the street, and sent out to see where it stands in the big, wide world. Releasing October 14, the album is a collection of character, talent and tenacity.
Country Songs is a refreshing mix of classic sounds with new, head-turning country swagger. At times defiant, celebratory, or pining, Country Songs remains intensely personal. It is crafted to be focused on – perhaps alone, while sipping whiskey on a quiet evening – for poetry, story, and nuance. The layered fiddle, steel, and organ are the stage upon which Jonas’s stories shine, with collaborator Tim Bray’s lead guitar acting as a spotlight. The swanky, two-steppin’ title track professes a love of the Bakersfield sound (and Dwight Yoakam’s jeans), born out of heartbreak. It isn’t quite serious, but isn’t quite tongue-in-cheek. “Wasting Time” adds a softer side with a timeless tale of love that won’t disappear, while tracks like “Ophelia” and “The Fair Shake” show off the talents of twang-master Bray’s big orange Gretsch.
Recorded live in the studio, the collection encompasses both the vibrant local music community surrounding Fredericksburg, as well as the dynamic live feel that Jonas and Bray have spent nearly three years honing while on the road supporting the release of 2014’s Oklahoma Lottery. The critically acclaimed album was praised by Rolling Stone Germany, Farce the Music, Saving Country Music, Twang Nation and Country Perspective, among others.
In a time when the country music genre is complicated by competing definitions, Jonas weighs in strongly with her own version of what country music should be. Country Songs may be the self-made duo’s showcase of a local sound, but the collection has them poised to take a bow on an international stage. Maybe they’ll ask Dwight Yoakam if they can borrow a pair of his jeans.
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