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The Council Just Finished the Budget. What’s in it for your...

The Council just voted unanimously to approve the budget for the District of Columbia for the next fiscal year, $15.5 billion in total. It...

Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths Must End

On the weekend of April 19, three people lost their lives on DC roads – one in a car, one while walking on a...

More Outlaw than “Hee Haw”

When people bemoan the state of modern country music, they’re really talking about commercial country radio. One of the most popular acts, Florida-Georgia Line,...

A Happy Roots Rock Holiday

The December roots music schedule around Capitol Hill is lighter than usual, as artists take time off for the holidays and venues host private...

Big Sandy is Still Swinging After All These Years

It’s been 30 years since Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys started out as a hardcore rockabilly band. Since then they have broadened their...

Taking a New Path, Finding Her Voice

Rachel Baiman started playing violin when she was four, and she took to traditional fiddle music right away. By the time she reached high...

A Distinctive Voice Takes a New Direction

Iris DeMent’s 1992 debut album Infamous Angel immediately established her as a distinctive voice in roots music and a gifted songwriter, and it still...

Another Chapter in African-American Music

As a co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dom Flemons helped change mainstream notions about old-time music, by highlighting the tradition of...

Gurf Morlix Honors a Songwriting Inspiration

Gurf Morlix has played with and produced records for many prominent artists with ties to the Austin music scene, including Robert Earl Keen, Lucinda...

Capitol Roots: Sarah Shook

Sarah Shook and the Disarmers made their first album on their own and released it themselves. “Sidelong” slowly built an enthusiastic following that caught...