On Friday we kick off our weekend of music starting at 6 p.m. with a powerful rendition of ‘Hallelujah.’ Performed by locally raised but nationally known Maddy Curtis, this song catapulted her to LA as a Golden Ticket winner on American Idol’s Season 9. Maddie will be followed by nationally known YogaFest circuit performer Mateo Monk who will perform inspirational, meaningful music till 8pm. Saturday it’s the upbeat, uplifting sounds and rockin’ tunes of nationally known Justin Trawick and the Common Good from 6-8 p.m.!
Complete the weekend on Sunday reflecting, or up and dancin’, to the award-winning songs of Joey & The Waitress Band featuring Joey Bauer, Juliana MacDowell and other band members playing some moving covers and great originals you don’t want to miss. Starting at 6 and going till 8, close things out with all of us, and them after yoga, meditation, nature walks and workshops!
Check out our lineup below and click on the artists’ photos to read their bio.
Friday, October 6th - 6 - 8 pm
Saturday, October 7th - 6 - 8 pm
Sunday, October 8th - 6 - 8 pm
Maddy Curtis will open up the meaningful music for our weekend at 6pm Friday, with a powerful rendition of ‘Hallelujah’ which catapulted her to LA as a golden ticket winner on Season 9 of 'American Idol.' On 'Idol' Mattie was hailed as having ‘an old soul’ sound, her vocal performances come from her heart and touch people with their authenticity and warmth. A versatile musician, she plays ukulele, guitar, beginning piano and composes her own songs. Her performances reflect her passions and she loves sharing her voice through performing arts venues and events that touch the community. No stranger to the Loudoun County music scene, she received her degree in Vocal Performance from The Catholic University of America and has been seen in musical theater shows, operas, and jazz concerts around the DMV area. Maddie recently starred as 'Jo March' in 'Little Women' and was just booked to be part of the Dardanella Jazz Festival in Washington, D.C. with The Foggy Bottom Whomp-Stompers. Watch for Maddy as she furthers her way into the D. C./DMV music scene while still performing around her home town in LoCo, which will always hold a dear place in her heart.
Justin Trawick and the Common Good are a high energy Americana band packed full of emotional raw musicianship, heartfelt lyrics, and powerful harmonies! Described as sounding like Bob Schneider, The Tallest Man on Earth, G. Love, Old Crow Medicine Show, and David Gray their music ranges from bluegrass to hip hop and they’ve managed to create a sound that is completely unique, captivating crowds all over the East Coast. Based in Washington DC, Trawick and his band have performed TEDxEast in NYC at The City Winery, TEDxPennsylvania Avenue in DC at the Newseum, and have opened for over 30 national acts including Suzanne Vega, Brett Dennen, Blues Traveler, Enter The Haggis, Bob Schneider, and Edwin McCain, and shared bills with Dr. Dogg and The Avett Brothers. In June of 2015, Trawick released his first single “Goodbye" written about the search for direction and belonging in a world that constantly feels one step ahead of you. In February of 2014, Trawick won “Song of the Year” at the Washington Area Music Awards for his song “All the Places That I’ve Been."
The music of Mateo Monk is beyond classification. It is a synthesis of multiple genres of world roots music, heavily informed by the spontaneous freedom of psychedelic jam culture. Mateo performs solo on the guitar, flute, synthesizer, and melodica, utilizing a looper pedal to create fully-textured rhythms, adorned with virtuosic melodic musings, all seamlessly woven into the song form in real time. It's a modern spin on the iconic idea of the "one man band", executed by a one-of-a-kind artist with deep emotional sensibility and dazzling instrumental finesse. Mateo has been performing for 23 years and has worked with many influential artists, including Thievery Corporation, Junior Marvin of Bob Marley and The Wailers, and members of the legendary reggae group Culture.
In 2010 a small group of multi-talented musicians based in Leesburg, VA formed Joey and the Waitress Band, and through the years the group has seen many artistic changes. Today's lineup includes Joey Bauer, singer/songwriter, Juliana MacDowell, pianist/singer/songwriter, Andrew Hart, pianist/singer/songwriter, Chris Blosser on sax, and others.
Joey and the Waitress Band's mature sound has been described as Americana Acoustic Rock. The band’s 2011 debut album, “Redemption”, is a soulful collection of songs written by Joey Bauer. It captures both the joys and challenges of life and has been praised as a significant creative work connecting multi-generational fans. In listening to their freshman release, it is very evident this group is focused on creating timeless music.
The band is currently recording their second album titled, “Come to California,” which is scheduled for release in late fall 2017. The band feels they have just scratched the surface of their combined creative talent, with recent live radio performances by Joey Bauer and Julie MacDowell anything is possible for this fun-loving family of musicians. Their music can be heard on streaming services such as Spotify, Google Music, Apple Music, and a host of other online vendors.
Accompanying Maddie Curtis on guitar, is her brother Josh Curtis.
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