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Kate Vargas
Indie Rock & Blues
June 12
Kate Vargas

"Kate Vargas hails from Albuquerque and masterfully assimilated her southwestern storytelling into a medley of blues guitar, bass lines and faint banjo pluckings. It's her throaty rock vocals, though, aged far beyond their actual years, that pierces through it all..."
- Rachel Downes, The Bluegrass Connection


Leni Stern
Dakar Suite CD Launch
African Roots
June 24
Leni Stern

One of New York's most innovative musical creators has delivered her t​our de force, at once a summing up of a 20 year global musical adventure, and a glimpse of the music of the future.

LISTEN:
Dakar Suite Once Upon A Time


Gibson Female Jazz Guitarist of the Year - 5 times in a row

"One of the World's Most Fully Realized Songwriters and Guitarists"
-LA Weekly


Walt Wilkins
Southern Rock
August 14
Walt Wilkins

San Antonio-born Walt Wilkins has been called a genius. His plaintive guitar and hard-edged vocals have made him a fixture of the Texas music scene. His masterful crafting of story-songs can be heard on Kellie Pickler's new single "Someone Somewhere Tonight" which he co-wrote with Davis Raines.


Americana Jam
& Radio Show
every 2nd & 4th Sunday
Americana Jam

Featuring Caroline Ferrante

11 am - 2 pm
(for musicians only)

West norfolk radio's americana radio show hosted by caroline ferrante & the whole magilla, featuring dc's best americana songwriters, musicians, & characters.

If you would like to attend a jam and you are not a musician please reserve a self-guided tour.


Bluegrass Jam
Voted Best Bluegrass Jam in DC by City Paper
every 1st Sunday
Bluegrass Jam

Featuring DC Bluegrass Union

11 am - 2 pm
(for musicians only)

Channel your inner rock star with other musicians in the business. You know who you are: lawyers, doctors, lobbyists by day - but around the clock, always a rock star in your heart.

Bring your groupies, entourage and guitar, banjo or whatever you want to play (or not) and participate in a live jam session with seasoned artists.

If you would like to attend a jam and you are not a musician please reserve a self-guided tour.



Classical Jam
every 2nd Sunday
Classical Jam

Featuring Classical Revolution D.C.

11 am - 2 pm
(for musicians only)

Channel your inner rock star with other musicians in the business. You know who you are: lawyers, doctors, lobbyists by day - but around the clock, always a rock star in your heart.

Bring your groupies, entourage and guitar, banjo or whatever you want to play (or not) and participate in a live jam session with seasoned artists.

If you would like to attend a jam and you are not a musician please reserve a self-guided tour.


Jazz in the Hood Jam
sponsored by DC Jazz Festival
every 3rd Sunday
Jazz in the Hood Jam

11 am - 2 pm
(for musicians only)


Channel your inner rock star with other musicians in the business. You know who you are: lawyers, doctors, lobbyists by day - but around the clock, always a rock star in your heart.

Bring your groupies, entourage and guitar, banjo or whatever you want to play (or not) and participate in a live jam session with seasoned artists.

If you would like to attend a jam and you are not a musician please reserve a self-guided tour.


Blues & Gospel Jam
every 5th Sunday
Blues & Gospel Jam

11 am - 2 pm
(for musicians only)


Channel your inner rock star with other musicians in the business. You know who you are: lawyers, doctors, lobbyists by day - but around the clock, always a rock star in your heart.


Bring your groupies, entourage and guitar, banjo or whatever you want to play (or not) and participate in a live jam session with seasoned artists.

If you would like to attend a jam and you are not a musician please reserve a self-guided tour.

 

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Al Kooper
Legendary Singer / Songwriter
Dylan, Stones, Hendrix, Harrison, BS&T
Al Kooper

Legendary singer/songwriter Al Kooper has played with Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Blood Sweat & Tears and many more. He discovered Lynyrd Skynyrd and produced their first 3 albums which included "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird". He has also written numerous scores for movies and TV.


Alejando Escovedo
Singer, Songwriter
Alejando Escovedo

Alejandro began his music career with the Nuns, a mid-'70s punk band based in San Francisco. He co-founded the pioneering cowpunk band Rank and File in 1979, which moved to Austin, Texas in 1981 after a stint in New York City. Escovedo left to form the True Believers with brother Javier. The band recorded two albums for EMI and toured the country, often as an opening act for Los Lobos. He went on to work with Stephen Bruton of Bonnie Raitt's band and the band Buick MacKane. After a health scare in 2003 Escovedo went on to release 4 solo albums including his most recent Big Station, which was released in the early summer of 2012.


Arlo Guthrie
American folk singer, songwriter & icon
performed with Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Doc Watson & more
Arlo Guthrie

The oldest son of folk pioneer Woody Guthrie, he was just 13 when he played his first public show. With hits like "Alice's Restaurant" and "Coming into Los Angeles," Guthrie, who performed at the original Woodstock Festival, became an icon of the 1960s counterculture generation.


Arlo starred in the film version of "Alice's Restaurant and appeared in the ABC series Byrds of Paradise as well as the USA Network series Renegade.


Autumn Defense
John Stirratt & Pat Sansone
Autumn Defense

The Autumn Defense is the result of a collaboration between John Stirratt, longtime member of Wilco and formerly Uncle Tupelo and musical compatriot [/Wilco multi-instrumentalist] Pat Sansone...Between noontime highs and slipping sunsets, the Autumn Defense create a sound which both embraces and resists the moods of autumn, and so defines their name. The multi-instrumental duo chase the sun westward to the California coast, gathering inspiration from classic L.A. pop and well-crafted melody basking in the warmth of the 60s and 70s AM Radio tradition.


Bear
Bear

"Bear is the 007 agent for Rock and Roll." Jimmy Vivino

Click here to view Bear's image gallery


Bill Small
& Brian Langlinais
Bill Small

Bill Small is the soulful singer/songwriter and bass player for Walt Wilkins and the Mystiqueros.

Brian Langlinais
Good Times, Introspection and pure Roadhouse Soul.


Billy Hancock
Billy Hancock

"It was like a magic carpet ride that was there for me to step on," he says. "I would have been a fool not to." He was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.


Billy Harvey
Billy Harvey


Black Lillies
Played Bonnaroo, Pickathon & more
Black Lillies

This Americana band from Knoxville, Tennessee has performed at the Country Music Association's Festival & Fan Fair, the Grand Ole Opry and Bonnaroo to name a few.

Their third album, Runaway Freeway Blues, debuted at #21 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, #43 on the Billboard Top 200 Country chart and spent more than five months in the Americana Music Association's top five.


Bobby Bridger
Bobby Bridger

Singer, songwriter, poet, actor Bobby Bridger has performed on PBS's Austin City Limits & American Experience, C-Span/Booknotes, ABC's Good Morning America, on CNN, A & E, National Public Radio, and the Australian Broadcasting Company.


Bobby Keys
Saxophonist for the Rolling Stones
Played with Elvis, Lennon, Harrison, BB King & more
Bobby Keys

In his new memoir Every Night's a Saturday Night saxophonist Bobby Keys known as "Mr. Brown Sugar" tells many tales of an over-the-top rock 'n' roll life in his own inimitable voice.


Bonnie Bishop
Bonnie Bishop

 


Bonnie Montgomery
Bonnie Montgomery


Bonnie Whitmore
& Graham Weber
Bonnie Whitmore

Born with music in her blood (she toured in a band with her parents "Daddy & the Divas" when she was 8) Bonnie Whitmore delivers spry country music, whiskey-soaked songs that recall prime Loretta Lynn and early Neko Case and, in their more uptempo moments, Miranda Lambert at her rowdiest.


Buddy Miller
Buddy Miller


Caroline Ferrante
and the Whole Magilla
Caroline Ferrante

One part Folked-Up Americana, one part Chicago blues, and a hint of hootenanny bluegrass.


Chaise Lounge
Chaise Lounge


Chris Berardo & the DesBerardos
Chris Berardo & the DesBerardos

Hailed as "One of the best roots rock bands in America today!” by the Western Beat, Chris Berardo and the DesBerardos have toured the country as headliners in rock clubs and been the opening act for The Marshall Tucker Band, The Doobie Brothers, Levon Helm, Dickey Betts, Little Feat, Molly Hatchet,and many others. 


Their latest release "Ignoring All The Warning Signs" rose to #49 on The National Americana Chart, #15 on The Roots Music Report and sat in the Top Ten at XM Radios X Country channel for two straight months.


Chuck Leavell
Keyboardist, The Allman Brothers & The Rolling Stones
Chuck Leavell

 


CoCo Montrese
CoCo Montrese


Cordell
Cordell

"There's one chance meeting that will stay with me the rest of my life, and really captures the essence of The Mansion.

"Within a few months of moving in, I discovered a musician singing in a thrift store and asked him to perform at The Mansion that night. Months later, he came and asked if he could sleep here for the winter.

"For the three winters Cordell lived here, he went from living on the street to learning to play the piano at The Mansion, to performing for $2500 dollars a night as at a local hotel. "If Cordell was alive today, he would have performed "Oh Holy Night" on The Mansion's anniversary album, as he incorporated the soul of The Mansion into his vocal arrangements, never singing a song the same way twice.

"Cordell (he needed no last name) performed every Christmas Eve, until his passing. But we continue to smile with his memory knowing that Cordell's soul truly is resting with God."


Dallas Wayne
Dallas Wayne

Dallas is a pure honky tonk singer/songwriter and was awarded his second Will Rogers Award for DJ of the Year in 2009 for his SIRIUS XM shows Outlaw Country & Willie's Roadhouse.


Danielle Howle
Danielle Howle


Daryl Davis
Daryl Davis


Dave Hardin
Dave Hardin

Hardin is one of those rare talents who combines the ability to write great songs and inspired lyrics with a voice that is instantly recognizable. An accomplished musician he has opened for Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Pierce Pettis, Kim Richey, Patty Larkin, Vance Gilbert, Andy Pratt, Aztec Two-Step, The Nields, and Tommy Malone.


Djesben
Djesben

This trio of talented multi-instrumentalists delight audiences with a variety of styles: jazz standards, bebop and bossa nova, as well as original tunes influenced by music from around the globe.


Doc Scanlin
& Orchestra
Doc Scanlin


Don Dixon
Don Dixon


Doo Wop Cops
Doo Wop Cops

 


Drew Kennedy
Drew Kennedy

Drew Kennedy
With a voice described as distinct, relatable, and admirably flexible, Texas native Drew Kennedy has been praised for his artistry in being able to find 'quite spaces in the littlest of moments and build his stories there'.


Emmylou Harris
13 Time Grammy Winner
Emmylou Harris

Few artists have had as profound an impact on contemporary music as Emmylou Harris. Blessed with a crystalline voice, and a remarkable gift for phrasing she has touched nearly every genre of music. In fact, Emmylou and Graham Parsons started the genre, now called Country Rock. She has played with Ryan Adams, Joan Baez, The Band, James Burton, Elvis Costello, Rodney Crowell, John Denver, Dixie Chicks, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Arlo Guthrie, Mark Knopfler, Little Feet, Dave Matthews, Mumford and Sons, The Milk Carton Kids, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, John Prine, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen, Lucinda Williams, Neil Young, and Warren Zevon, just to name a few of the hundreds of artists she has performed with.

A 13-time Grammy Award winner - including one in 2014 for Best Americana Album of the Year - she was named #5 on CMT's Most Influential Women in Country Music and #22 on VH1's 100 Most Influential Women in Rock and Roll. She has contributed to soundtracks for films including Brokeback Mountain and O Brother Where Art Thou? - for which she won a Grammy.


Esperanza Spalding
Three Time Grammy Winner
Esperanza Spalding

Three time Grammy winner including Grammy for Best New Artist, 2011 - Esperanza Spalding has been hailed as "a female bassist, singer and bandleader, one whose talent is beyond question." by The New York Times


Felix Cavaliere
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
Groovin', Good Lovin' & more
Felix Cavaliere

The Rascals reigned atop the charts, from 1965-1970 turning out one hit after another including Groovin', Good Lovin', It's a Beautiful Morning, People Got To Be Free, How Can I Be Sure, A Girl Like You, You Better Run, It's Wonderful, Hold On, Only A Lonely Heart Sees, Mustang Sally, I've Been Lonely Too Long and many more.

ACCOLADES:
- 7 top 10 Hits
- 20 top 40 singles
- 5 top 20 albums
- Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
- Grammy Hall of Fame
- Songwriters Hall of Fame
- Grammy Nomination (2009: Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "Love Appetite")


Freda Payne
Freda Payne


Freebo
World reknowned bassist
Freebo

World renowned bassist (Bonnie Raitt, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, John Mayall, Maria Muldaur, Ringo Starr, Michelle Shocked, Neil Young and more) to award winning singer/songwriter . Freebo's folk-rock-blues music touches your heart with songs of life, love, dogs, and the human condition.


Freedy Johnston
Freedy Johnston

Johnston was raised in Kinsley, KS, where there were no record shops or music stores. When he was 16, he bought his first guitar from a mail order catalog.

In 1999 Rolling Stone named him "songwriter of the year". He has contributed songs to soundtracks for movies, including Kingpin, Things to Do In Denver When You're Dead and Kicking and Screaming.


George Clinton
of Parliament Funkadelic
George Clinton

 


Ghosts of the American Road
Ghosts of the American Road

From a one-bedroom farmhouse in the middle of 180 acres in Texas, Ghosts of the American Road is the latest brainchild from acclaimed songwriter Kevin Higgins and his talented musical partner, Barbara Malteze.

Performing coast-to-coast, this duo has logged over 380,000 miles and collected seven Texas Music Awards along the way. Inspired by Higgins’ cinematographic compositions, Ghosts of the American Road create beautiful music. Defying comparisons, one thing’s for certain…no other artists come close to sounding like them. This is “American Music” where all styles come together at a distinctly original musical crossroads.


Harold Payne
Multi-platinum Songwriter
written for Rod Stewart, Patti Labelle, Snoop Dogg & more
Harold Payne

LA based Harold Payne is a multi-platinum songwriter whose soulful uplifting songs and husky, heartfelt vocals have graced stages around the world. He has written songs for such diverse artists as Rod Stewart, Patti Labelle, Kelly Rowland, Carlos Santana, Peter Paul & Mary and Snoop Dogg to name a few. He co-wrote Bobby Womack's "Bravest Man in the Universe" album which won the prestigious "Q" award in the UK for "album of the year" 2012.


House of Hats
House of Hats

"behind vocals that suggest a younger Crosby, Stills & Nash, there's a solid songwriting heart" - Q Magazine


Jack Blades
of Night Ranger
Jack Blades

 


Jack Tempchin
Legendary Eagles' Songwriter
written for Glenn Frey, Trisha Yearwood, Glen Campbell & more
Jack Tempchin

legendary songwriter Jack Tempchin has written for The Eagles, George Jones, Glenn Frey, Glen Campbell, Trisha Yearwood & many others.


Jackson Browne
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
Jackson Browne

 "I finally met someone more quiet and private than I am, H"


Jason Isbell
Jason Isbell

An Alabama native with a workingman's brand of country soul - Jason Isbell delivers crowd-pleasing music that is equal parts blues, gospel and rock & roll.


Jayhawks
Jayhawks

Critically acclaimed, Minneapolis-based band The Jayhawks have made music in 4 different decades. From their album Tomorrow the Green Grass - considered a masterpiece - to their mainstream hit in "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" they have earned their reputation as a true American treasure.


JD Souther
legendary singer/songwriter
written for The Eagles, Ronstadt, Orbison, Buffet & more
JD Souther

A legendary singer/songwriter and d.j. with sirius radio, J.D. has written for and with artists as diverse as The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, India.Arie, Roy Orbison, Brooks & Dunn, Jimmy Buffet, Glen Campbell, Joe Cocker, Crosby Stills & Nash, Dixie Chicks, Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, George Strait, Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, Trisha Yearwood and Warren Zevon, just to name a few.


Jeff Majors
Jeff Majors


Jennifer Holliday
Jennifer Holliday


Jesse Winchester
Jesse Winchester

Jesse Winchester was the music world's most prominent Vietnam War draft evader, moving from Memphis to Montreal in 1967. In 1969, he met Robbie Robertson of the Band, who helped launch his recording career.

If you want to see how great Jesse is, watch this video to the end, or speed forward. The end is awesome!


Jimmy Davis
Jimmy Davis

Named "Premier Male Vocalist" five times by the Memphis Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Jimmy Davis' songs have been recorded by Martina McBride, Restless Heart, Joy White, Johnny Rivers, and more.


Jimmy Vivino
Jimmy Vivino


Joe Bonamassa
Played with Stephen Stills, Eric Clapton, Foreigner, Steve Winwood & more
Joe Bonamassa

 


Joel Rapheal
Joel Rapheal

He's performed with Crosby Stills & Nash, Sheryl Crow, and Emmylou Harris to name a few, now you can see this singer-songwriter and recording artist live at O Street! 


John Arthur Martinez
John Arthur Martinez


John Kadlecik
John Kadlecik

John is the co-founder of the group, Dark Star Orchestra, a band exclusively devoted to playing the well-documented actual setlists of the Grateful Dead. Originally started as a side-project house band for some of the best local deadhead musicians, "DSO" rapidly became a nationally touring band, attracting many guests to join them onstage, including John Fishman, Mike Gordon, Sam Bush, Jorma Kaukonen John Popper, Sanjay Mishra, Tom Constanten, Vince Welnick, Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay, Bill Kreutzmann, and Bob Weir to name a few.


Jon Dee Graham
Austin Texas Music Hall of Fame Inductee
Jon Dee Graham

An Austin Texas Music Hall of Fame Inductee, singer songwriter Jon has a knack has for creating raw, gutsy music that's easy to relate to.


Kenny G
Kenny G


Kim Lenz
Kim Lenz

"Kim Lenz breathes new life into the familiar tropes of roots revivalism... with a mix of maturity, depth and zing." - The Austin Chronicle


Lanterns on the Lake
Lanterns on the Lake


Lawrence Goward
Lawrence Goward


Lee Roy Parnell
Lee Roy Parnell


Leni Stern
Dakar Suite CD Launch
African Roots
Leni Stern

One of New York's most innovative musical creators has delivered her t​our de force, at once a summing up of a 20 year global musical adventure, and a glimpse of the music of the future.

LISTEN:
Dakar Suite Once Upon A Time


Gibson Female Jazz Guitarist of the Year - 5 times in a row

"One of the World's Most Fully Realized Songwriters and Guitarists"
-LA Weekly


Leni Stern African Trio
Named Gibson Female Jazz Guitarist of the Year 5 times in a row
Leni Stern African Trio

"One of the World's Most Fully Realized Songwriters and Guitarists"
-LA Weekly

Five consecutive wins of Gibson's Female Jazz Guitarist of the Year.


Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz


Lester Chambers
Lester Chambers

 


Lez Zeppelin
Lez Zeppelin

Hailed by SPIN Magazine as "the most powerful all-female band in rock history" in the hard rock "tribute" bands genre, Lez Zeppelin has gained worldwide critical acclaim for the musicianship, passion and gender-bending audacity they bring to the music of Led Zeppelin.


Lizzy Loeb
Lizzy Loeb


Los Texmaniacs
Los Texmaniacs

This Grammy award winning group combines a hefty helping of Tex Mex conjunto, Texas rock, blues, and R&B, to cook up their own tasty TexManiacs groove.

TexManiacs have toured and recorded with everyone from Flaco Jimenenz, to the original Texas Tornados, Los Super Seven and even the Rolling Stones.

A sound as big as Texas, Cam Fuller, The StarPhoenix, 8/12/14


Lucinda Williams
Three Time Grammy Winner
Lucinda Williams

Described by critics as the female Bob Dylan singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams has has garnered 3 Grammy awards and countless top charting albums.

Named "America's best songwriter" by Time magazine in 2002 her songs have been recorded by Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris, and Tom Petty.

She has toured with Bob Dylan, the Allman Brothers, Roseanne Cash, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to name a few.

In 2016 she was nominated for Artist of the Year by the Americana Music Association at their Honors & Awards Ceremony which were held at The Mansion on O Street.


Madison Violet
Madison Violet


Margo Price
Retro-Country Singer/Songwriter
Nominee: Americana New/Emerging Artist of the Year
Margo Price

A classic 70's singer/songwriter Margo Price's voice has that alluring mix of vulnerability and resilience that was once the province of Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton.

Margo was nominated for 2016 New/Emerging Artist of the Year and for Song of the Year for "Hands of Time," by the Americana Music Association at their Honors & Awards Ceremony which were held at The Mansion on O Street.


Mary McBride
Mary McBride


Mastersons
Mastersons

There's no harmony quite like that of two people in love-not only with each other but with the music they share. The talent-abundant. The appeal-obvious. The Mastersons deliver magic in the form of rootsy, melodic, twangy, pop songs.


Matt the Electrician
Matt the Electrician

Austin singer songwriter Matt the Electrician (he started out as an electrician...) songs are delivered somewhere between Paul Simon's folk-pop and Tom Waits's back-alley sandpaper growl. There's just the right mix of vulnerability and strength, ennui and hope to make women want to take him home and mother him.


Mia Dyson
with Hotels and Highways
Mia Dyson

She's toured with Eric Clapton, Chris Isaak, and Stevie Nicks and collaborated with Eurythmics Dave Stewart.

"Her sublime grit & gravel voice lands her squarely between Lucinda Williams & Bob Dylan." - Boston Globe.

Hotels and Highways
"A gleeful blend of country, pop, and rock and roll" - Dan Bolles, Seven Days Vermont


Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson


Michele Riganese
with Jon Bendis
Michele Riganese


Milk Carton Kids
Grammy Nominee & Best Duo/Group of the Year - Americana Music Assoc.
Milk Carton Kids

Haling from Eagle Rock, California, Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan formed The Milk Carton Kids in early 2011. The Grammy-nominated harmony duo have emerged as a powerful voice defining the new folk tradition. Their 2013 album, The Ash and Clay, received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Folk Album. In 2014 they won Best Duo/Group of the Year by the Americana Music Association.

They were nominated for 2016 Group Duo of the Year by the Americana Music Association at their Honors & Awards Ceremony which were held at The Mansion on O Street.


Morley
Morley

From Carnegie Hall to the Nomad Women's Festival in the Sahara Desert, Morley has brought her unique blend of jazz, folk and soul to the world's stage.

She has performed for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Ban Ki-moon, Mary Robinson, and Ela Gandhi. She has written, collaborated, and shared the stage with Richie Havens, Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow, Queen Latifah, Sarah McLachlan, Wynton Marsalis and many more.


No Second Troy
No Second Troy


Paul Williams
Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Author & Recovery Advocate
Paul Williams

Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe-winning songwriter. Williams is recognized as one of America's most prolific and gifted lyricists and composers. A Hall of Fame songwriter and recipient of the 2004 National Music Publishers President's Award, Williams' standards have been recorded by such diverse musical icons as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, Ray Charles, David Bowie, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan, Johynny Mathis, Bing Crosby, The Carpenters, Luther Vandross, Mel Torme and Diana Ross. "The Rainbow Connection", from the children's classic The Muppet Movie, is one of two Paul Williams songs that grace the American Film Institute's list of top movie songs of all time; the second, "Evergreen" is from the award-wining Streisand/Kristofferson remake of A Star is Born.

Although most people first came to know Mr. Williams as one of Johnny Carson's recurring favofrites on The Tonight Show, or as an actor in dozens of films, television comedies and dramas, it is his musical legacy that continues to inspire. "We've Only Just Begun", "Rainy Days and Mondays", "You and Me Against the World" and "An Old Fashioned Love Song" all remain pop classics.

Privately a devoted father and publicly lauded for his work as a songwriter, performer, actor and humanitarian, he predicts he'll be remembered for playing Little Enos in the Smokey and the Bandit trilogy and for his lyrics to "The Love Boat" theme. In April 2009, Paul Williams was elected the new President and Chairman of ASCAP.


Piedmont Blues
& Friends
Piedmont Blues


Punxatawny Phil
Punxatawny Phil


Richie Havens
Richie Havens


Robert Ellis
Robert Ellis


Salman Ahmad
Salman Ahmad

One of South Asia's most influential cultural figures, Salman is a musician, physician and United Nations goodwill ambassador.

He popularized a blend of Western rock music and Eastern/Islamic music which has been called "Sufi rock" and hailed as a cultural bridge within South Asia and between the East and West.

This event benefits Relief International and
O Street Museum Foundation


Sam Moore
Sam Moore

The Legendary Soul Man
Voted one of the 100 top voices of all time
Rolling Stone Magazine 2008

". The Frank Sinatra of soul"
B. B. King

"My favorite instrument is Sam Moore's voice"
Dan Aykoyd/Elwood Blues

"One of the greatest voices of all time"
Sting and Billy Joel


Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

This husband and wife duo meld his love of rock and blues with her roots of folk and country to develop their own original southern rock sound. Their divine harmonies and fresh melodies are a hallmark of this southern rock group.


Shawn Amos
Shawn Amos


Shawn Mullins
Grammy Nominee
Shawn Mullins

Born in Atlanta, Georgia Shawn specializes in folk rock, adult alternative and Americana Music. He is best known for his Grammy nominated song "Lullaby". which hit number one on the adult top 40.


Sierra Hull & Ethan Jodziewicz
Bluegrass
Sierra Hull & Ethan Jodziewicz

Sierra Hull
An accomplished mandolin player Sierra Hull was mentored by Alison Krauss. Hull and Krauss, along with Dan Tyminski, performed at the White House on November 21, 2011.

In addition to winning International Bluegrass Music Association nominations three years in a row Hull received the Bluegrass Star Award, presented by the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation for advancing traditional bluegrass music and bringing it to new audiences while preserving its character and heritage.

Ethan Jodziewicz
Nashville-based double bassist Ethan Jodziewicz thrives in performances and collaborations that combine traditional and contemporary elements, technical virtuosity with simplicity and passion. A rising star on the new acoustic music scene, he has been inspiring audiences with music that is fresh, exciting, and without boundaries.


Skunk Baxter
Lead Guitarist, Steely Dan & The Doobie Brothers
Skunk Baxter

 


Songwriters' Workshop
with Bill Kelly
Songwriters' Workshop

Singer, Songwriter mramericana.com

Bill Kelly, ASCAP, song Luck of the Irish was in the TV series Northern Exposure and the Ken Russell film, Whore. Bill's song It Must Stink to be Pink can be heard in the Academy Award nominated documentary, Super Size Me. Kelly also performs on the movie soundtrack of Don Gorske: Mac Daddy, and the Lisa France feature film, The Unseen. Bill's song She's Single Again was featured in the NBC show, Ed.


Sonny Bono
Sonny Bono


Sons of Fathers
Sons of Fathers


Taylor Carson
Taylor Carson

Sons of Fathers (formerly Beck & Cauthen)
a country shuffle reminiscent of Robert Earl Keen, Americana music with the lyrical weight of Bob Dylan, and a no-frills rocker like when the Stones were at their best


Thelma Houston
Thelma Houston

 


Tom Constanten
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
Keyboardist for The Grateful Dead
Tom Constanten

Constanten wrote orchestral pieces as a child. He became the 7th member of the Grateful Dead in 1968, recording the band's second album, Anthem Of the Sun while on weekend leave from the Air Force. "It was like a magic carpet ride that was there for me to step on," he says. "I would have been a fool not to." He was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.


Tom Freund
Tom Freund

"Every year the mounting landfill of new releases... yields a few unexpected gems, and Tom Freund is one of them."
- The New York Times

"Truly unique and absolutely brilliant."
- All Music Guide

"I get shivers down my spine on almost every tune. Along with Lucinda Williams, Freund is the best singer/songwriter operating today."
- Graham Parker


Tommy Shaw
from Styx
Tommy Shaw

 


U.S. Elevator
U.S. Elevator

The brainchild of Johnny Irion, U.S. Elevator's music is filled with loving and wily winks at the visionary forces of the 1960s and 1970s - The Beatles, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Gram Parsons, and The Hollies, for starters - and is at the same time thoroughly original, contemporary, and richly melodic.

U.S. Elevator will be opening a number of shows for Stone Temple Pilots this fall.


Walt Wilkins
and the Mystiqueros
Walt Wilkins

Walt Wilkins and the Mystiqueros
San Antonio-born Walt Wilkins has been called a genius. His plaintive guitar and hard-edged vocals have made him a fixture of the Texas music scene. His masterful crafting of story-songs can be heard on Kellie Pickler's new single "Someone Somewhere Tonight" which he co-wrote with Davis Raines.


Walter Parks
Lead Guitarist for Richie Havens, The Nudes &Swamp Cabbage
Walter Parks

Walter Parks has forged a distinctive career as the lead guitarist for Woodstock legend Richie Havens, The Nudes, and the swamp/blues-outfit Swamp Cabbage. With the release of Walter Parks on Judy Collins' Wildflower Records in March 2011, he will now make his debut as a solo artist.


Warner Williams
2011 NEA National Heritage Fellow and "Guitar Man"
Warner Williams

2011 NEA National Heritage Fellow and "Guitar Man" Warner Williams diverse repertoire reflects a wide range of musical influences, from bluesmen Blind Boy Fuller, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Muddy Waters, to country artists Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb, and Gene Autry, as well as jazz, big band, and popular tunes.


Will Lee
Grammy Award Winner
Will Lee

Grammy Award-winning Will Lee delivers more than just fine music; his unique combination of talent and love of entertaining provides good feelings for all who see him perform. He's played with B.J. Thomas, Bette Midler, Ricky Martin, George Benson, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Mick Jagger, Billy Joel, Mariah Carey and many more. You can see him every week night playing bass with Paul Shaffer and the "CBS Orchestra" on the "Late Show with David Letterman".


Yusuf
Formerly "The Cat"
Yusuf

 

 

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Sandrine Lee
Rythmic Rebels
Sandrine Lee

French born photographer Sandrine Lee has lived, studied and worked in NYC for over a decade. Via her husband, Will Lee, she has entered the music world and made it her main photographic playground.


Chip Duncan
Faces of Hope
Chip Duncan

Filmmaker, author, photographer and recipient of more than 100 national and international awards for his work, Chip's images appear in the book Enough To Go Around - Searching for Hope in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Darfur. An exhibition of his images premiers at the 2011 World Peace Festival and this fall at O Street Museum Foundation.

This event benefits Relief International and
O Street Museum Foundation


Women Who Rock
Gerald Johnson
Women Who Rock

Gerald's art can be found in the National Gallery of Art, The White House, and the Treasury Department, as well as over one hundred corporate collections worldwide.

"The O Museum has challenged my creativity and championed my art. Every artist's dream is to find a receptive audience for their work. Twenty-five years ago, carrying 10 tiny collages into this mysterious house on O Street I found that audience; always saying "Do what is in your heart."


Crown Jewels of Music
Nina Miller
Crown Jewels of Music

Nina Miller loves all animals, some people, music, books, sparkly things, and all things vintage. Perpetually getting lost, but with a strong inner-compass, she resides in Nashville with her little monster, Oliver.  

Founded in 2002, The Gibson Foundation is committed to making the world a better place for children by creating, developing and supporting programs and other non-profit organization in their efforts to advance education, music and the arts, the environment and health and welfare causes. Nina is the Executive Director of The Gibson Foundation. 


Elie Abrahami
Elie Abrahami

Born one of 14 children in Persia, 1948, Elie’s religious affiliation prohibited him from painting, learning to read, and write. It wasn't until he was in the Israeli army, that he became an artist.

Despite his family disowning him for becoming an artist, he sent 80% of his earnings to them, until their death.

Abrahami's delicate watercolors and oil paintings, combining eastern and western traditions, have been exhibited in various galleries throughout the world and acquired by some of the most important collections in the world, including the Metropolitan Museum, the Guggenheim Museum and the British Museum. He resides in Paris and his work is in major museum collections, globally.


Madame Tussauds
Abby Road Beatles
Madame Tussauds

 


Mersad Berber
Mersad Berber

Mersad Berber is one of the greatest and most distinctive Bosnian painters and graphic artists. His inspiration is derived from Bosnia, its Ottoman past, and its people. An honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts, he has received approximately 50 awards and he has had exhibits in cities all over the world, from London and Madrid, New York to Moscow, Jakarta and New Delhi.


Experts consider him to be one of the greatest post-Classic artists in the world. His most significant projects were "Chronicles of Sarajevo", "A Trip to Skender Vakuf", "Srebrenica", "A Homage to Vlaho Bukovac", and "Ottoman Chronicles" among others.


Mexican Art
Mexican Art

Nomad Indigenous Mexican Art & Culture Exhibit

This wonderous collection showcases mexican contemporary indigenous arts & crafts, created by world renowned artists, and has exhibited in Montreal, Boston and New York. The D.C. exhibit is supported by the Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington DC.

 

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Brad Meltzer
Brad Meltzer


Elyse Weissberg
Elyse Weissberg

It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear

April 13 2009 | By John Harrington

We spend a great deal of time in my office thinking about how to communicate to clients. For example, "I need to get my contract to you to review and sign before I can get started on your assignment" can sound off-putting. Instead, we say, "We'll send along some paperwork for this assignment, and once you sign it, we'll be all set."

Note the use of "we" over "I," "some paperwork" over "my contract," "we'll be all set" over "before I can get started." This set of choices is more appealing, isn't it? I've been attentive to words in this way ever since a photography consultant named Elyse Weissberg helped me to name my business more than a decade ago.

Photography or Photographer?

Elyse, who passed away in 2001, was among the top photography consultants in the country. She worked with Eddie Adams and wrote Successful Self-Promotion for Photographers.

Years ago, I was struggling with whether to name my business "John Harrington Photography" or "John Harrington, Photographer." Elyse had a clear answer for me: John Harrington Photography.

She said, "You're a business, and you want your clients to see you that way. When you're John Harrington, Photographer, you're seen as just an individual, and businesses want to hire other businesses."

She needed say no more. This was one of the earliest lessons in branding I applied to my business, and it set me on the right path for years to come.

The Power of Words


Gordon Titcomb
& Wendell Minor
Gordon Titcomb

"Train lovers will have reason to delight in musician Titcomb's bittersweet song turned picture book...."
Booklist

..."this stunning book both celebrates and eulogizes the golden era of railway travel. Minor's luminous, occasionally almost photographic, paintings portray the adult narrator as a boy, surrounded by a ghostly haze as he walks along the tracks...an affectionate and nostalgic tribute."
Publishers Weekly


Helen Thomas
Helen Thomas


James Carville
James Carville


Jane Gross
Jane Gross


Loung Ung
Loung Ung

Lulu in the Sky, is the last chapter in a life that began with her bestselling, critically memoir First They Killed My Father. It reveals Loung's daily struggle to keep darkness and depression at bay and her tentative steps into love, activism, and marriage-a journey that takes her back to Cambodia to reconnect with her mother's spirit and to a vocation that focused on healing the landscape of her birth.


Mary Matalin
Mary Matalin


Meera Gandhi
Meera Gandhi

"We are to the universe only as much as we give back to it." - Meera Gandhi

Meera created The Giving Back Foundation as a catalyst to aid women and children to create a new generation of leaders and thinkers. "Giving Back" features people and charitable organizations who have inspired her for their unique ways of giving back to humanity, including Mother Teresa, Bono, Prince William, Donna Karan, Kristi Yamaguchi, Kerry Kennedy and many more.
CBS 2 NY interviews Meera


Randall Pinkett
Randall Pinkett


Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks


Studs Terkel
Studs Terkel

"What a delight -- in this non-human times -- to meet you two flesh-and-blood humans -- who are so gracious -- and make me feel better than I've felt in years. Here's to Peace, Grace and Beauty"
Studs Terkel, 10.5.05


Swanee Hunt
Swanee Hunt


Tom Patterson
Tom Patterson

 

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