On Friday, Oct. 13, Pearl Street welcomes Amy Helm, who has Americana music in her blood (Her dad Levon was the drummer for The Band.) Town Mountain, an Asheville, NC, group that mixes bluegrass and old time country, plays the room on Saturday, Oct 14. All in all, an auspicious start for a venue with big ambitions.
If the lineup for its first weekend is any indication, the new Pearl Street Warehouse music venue will become a popular destination for Capitol Hill fans of American roots music.
The club, which is part of the massive Wharf development on the Southwest waterfront, opens to the public on Thursday, Oct. 12, with a performance by the legendary Booker T. Jones, who helped define the sound of the Hammond B3 organ in popular music.
His band, Booker T. and The MGs, backed Otis Redding and many other soul music artists on the Stax and Atlantic labels, and also released instrumental hits like “Time is Tight” and ” Green Onions.”