Friday Oct 21
Doors open at 8:30pm Show begins at 9:00pm
2013 WAMMIE nominated Best Blues/Traditional R&B Duo/Group!
2012 Winner of the DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands!
Represented DC in the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis!
Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes are guaranteed to get you up on your feet! The Slowpokes playlist is inspired by classic blues material from Chicago to West Coast Swing, Motown to Muscle Shoals, and all the rock n’ roll in between.
The Slowpokes have played venues from Frederick to Solomon’s Island and from Senate Caucus rooms to roadhouses. They have shared the stage with Victor Wainwright (2013 Pinetop Perkins Award Winner) and the Legendary Nighthawks!
Since 2013, Vintage#18 has become well-known in a very short time as a dynamic soul and blues band igniting stages throughout the Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. areas with their engaging live performance and stick-to-your-bones groove.
Built on a framework of uniquely talented and dedicated musicians, the band features the vintage sound of Bill Holter (guitar), the groove is laid by Alex Kuldell (drums) and Mark Chandler (bass), with sultry lead vocals by Robbin Kapsalis, captivating audiences with her soulful voice and infectious live show.
The energy of the band is undeniable and together Vintage#18 delivers hard-driving blues rhythms and soul grooves you can move to. The band has many influences a host of Stax and Chess artists.
Vintage#18 is currently working on their debut album of original music.
Skribe plays an oil can called a canjo-zookie. It’s an eight-string guitar with a biting, blues-y rasp. Skribe’s got the voice (and the old-school Cadillac) to match. Accompanying himself on the suitcase-kick and hi-hat, Skribe’s “M.I.Y.” is a barn-burning roots number.
– Ben Naddaff-Hafrey NPR
If Chris Stapleton can find a way to win four CMA Awards in 2015, then maybe there’s hope that the country community will be smart and adopt SKRIBE and his oil-can “canjo-zookie” too. With gauged ears and a suitcase for a kick-drum, he’s exactly the kind of phoenix a burning-alive country industry needs right now.
-Bryce Rudow Editor in Chief at Random Nerds