The Circus Life Podcast 5th Annual Anniversary Concert is July 14th at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC! Hosted by DC based musician Justin Trawick, this show will feature an amazing array talent from the DC area including:
Bumper Jacksons (Duo show)
Justin Trawick and The Common Good
JWX: The Jarreau Williams Xperience
Louisa Hall Music
and MORE bands and artists to be announced soon!
Doors are at 8pm with music starting shortly thereafter so show up early! Tickets available here.
THE CIRCUS LIFE
Life is a circus and this is “The Circus Life”. DC based songwriter and band leader Justin Trawick hosts this weekly podcast recorded live in remote locations in and around the nation’s capital. This interview based show features conversations between Justin and influential and interesting individuals from musicians to chefs, authors to brewers. Justin’s interview style stems all the way back to when he was a kid, always interested in discovering someone’s story in real time through a series of off the cuff questions disguised by the comfort of simply “hanging out” with a friend. Subscribe now for free on Apple Podcasts or at thecircuslife.com.
Over the last five years, The Circus Life has hosted wonderful artists and bands in-studio including: Kevin Eubanks (band leader from «The Tonight Show with Jay Leno»), Chris Thomas King (from the movies “O Brother Where Art Thou” and “Ray”), Tony Lucca (The Voice), Ernie Halter, Steve Poltz, Grant Lee Phillips (The Gilmore Girls), Enter the Haggis, Todd Carey, The Pietasters, Secret Someones, Tabi Bonney, Jody Porter (Fountains of Wayne), Rocco DeLuca, Paul Pfau (The Voice), Snuffy Walden (wrote the music for The Wonder Years, West Wing), Robbie Schaefer (Eddie From Ohio), Sara Niemietz (Glee, Postmodern Jukebox), Leroy Miller (Smashmouth), Michael Clem (Eddie From Ohio), Tabi Bonney, Tim Jones (Truth & Salvage Co) and more.
Fresh off of their newest album releases, Justin Trawick and Louisa Hall will join musical forces for one night in New York. If you like fun, you will like this show. If you don't like fun, you'll probably like it too and you'll wonder what that warm feeling in your stomach is. It's joy. You're welcome.
Bonus, the lighting at rockwood is perfect, so EVERYONE will look like the sexy beasts we are.
Doors at at 8:15, music starts at 8:30! Can't wait to see you there :) Tickets available in advance here.
Justin Trawick and The Common Good’s debut record, “The Riverwash EP”, exemplifies the raw emotional live sound Trawick and the band have cultivated over the years playing in clubs and festivals up and down the East Coast. With instrumentation consisting of acoustic guitar, upright bass, fiddle, mandolin, and pedal steel, the band’s live performance plays fast and loose with the “Americana” genre, performing heartfelt ballads followed by raucous bluegrass melodies and even moments of hip hop verses. Written by DC based songwriter Justin Trawick, “The Riverwash EP” introduces the listener to Trawick’s unique brand storytelling with five original songs about love, loss, longing, resilience, and time pulling heartstrings of listeners young and old. Adam Levy (Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman) guest performs on guitar during “All the Places That I’ve Been”, a song inspired by Trawick’s ninety-seven year old grandmother and her stories of the World War II generation. Finally, the album closes with the band’s unique take on “Wonderwall” by Oasis, a track sure to trick the audience into thinking they’re listening to another Trawick original.
Justin Trawick has been performing in the Washington DC area and along the East Coast since 2006, citing musical influences like Bob Schneider, Greensky Bluegrass, The Tallest Man on Earth, G. Love, Old Crow Medicine Show, and David Gray. In June of 2015, Trawick released his first single, “Goodbye”, under the band name "Justin Trawick and the Common Good”; written about the search for direction and belonging in a world that constantly feels one step ahead of you. Trawick has performed for TedxEast in NYC at the City Winery, TedxPennsylvaniaAvenue in DC at the Newseum, and has opened for over 30 national acts including Suzanne Vega, Wyclef Jean, Brett Dennen, Blues Traveler, Enter The Haggis, Bob Schneider, and Edwin McCain, and shared bills with Dr. Dogg and The Avett Brothers. 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," which can be downloaded on iTunes as a single along with his five other solo records and EPs. Founder of the nationally touring show “The 9 Songwriter Series” and co-founder of “The Circus Life Podcast" with guests such as Kevin Eubanks, Chris Thomas King, Ernie Halter, Yarn, and Snuffy Walden, Trawick has built a brand that extends far beyond his home base in DC.
Sweet, silly, with "pipes and emotion reminiscent of Loretta Lynn," Louisa's brand of charming and delightfully relateable music has already taken her from the Kennedy Center Millenium Stage to The Hamilton Live, and the 9:30 Club to a junk boat on Halong Bay, Vietnam. She is a frequent contributor to The Circus Life podcast, The Capital City Showcase, a regular guest of the Nine Songwriter Series, and a music educator specializing in teaching novice ukulele players and kazooists, teaching and performing at ukulele festivals including the annual
Strathmore Uke and Guitar Summit and Baltimore’s Charm City Ukulele Festival.
Louisa Hall's debut album, Barista Boyfriend, offers Louisa’s take on everything from internet dating to real-life stalking - and all the awkward moments in between - with her signature mix of earnest yet amusing lyrics set to earworm worthy melodies wrapped in lush arrangements. Barista Boyfriend was produced, engineered, and mixed by Mark Williams at Sucker Punch Recording Co, featuring Victoria Voxand Nick Bayard.
Louisa Hall is your friend. Sweet, silly, with "pipes and emotion reminiscent of Loretta Lynn," and an intense affinity for cats and caffeine, it isn't hard to see why.
Because you're friends (yes, all of you!), you're invited to join Louisa for an evening of music, fun, friendship, and ukulele-fueled joy to celebrate the release of her debut record, Barista Boyfriend.
On Barista Boyfriend, and in concert, Louisa offers her take on everything from internet dating to real-life stalking - and all the awkward moments in between - with her signature mix of earnest yet amusing lyrics set to earworm worthy melodies wrapped in lush arrangements.
Please join her to celebrate the release of her first full band record, one night only, and only at Jammin' Java.
Founded in 2008 by singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, "The 9 Songwriter Series" is a touring live music event based in Washington, DC. Slated to appear (so far): Justin Trawick, Nardo Lilly, Louisa Hall, Gina Sobel, Mike McCabe of Sugar Dirt and Sand, and Jason Masi.
Hearty snacks and refreshments (both alcoholic and non) will be served, however all are welcome to bring your own food and beverages. Doors for folks to mingle and meet the artists at 7:30 p.m. Music will begin at 8:00 pm.
Suggested donation, collected at the door: $15-20 (100% of all contributions are given directly to the artists) (Cash only)
RSVP on facebook to receive the address and keep up to date!
You are cordially invited to our haus, uhhh, Sauf Haus Bier Hall to be exact, for a new monthly concert event called "Former Best Friends" filled with intrigue, suspense, joy, and former companionship. Revel in the broken dreams of DC semi-luminaries Kevin de Souza of Uptown Boys Choir,Louisa Hall Music and Justin Trawick as they spin tales of love, heartbreak, loss and bad Tinder/Hinge/FarmersOnly dates.
The show is free. The beer is not, but very reasonably priced and delicious. Come at 7:30pm for general merriment; tunes and testimonials at 8pm sharpish.
Seriously, please come.
THE CIRCUS LIFE LIVE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY PODCAST EVENT AND TAPING
FEATURING; DEREK EVRY & HIS BAND OF MISANTHROPES, TIFFANY THOMPSON BAND, VICTORIA VOX, JUSTIN TRAWICK AND THE COMMON GOOD,MUNDY, ,DON KIM AND HIS FAMOUS BAND, LOUISA HALL AND DJ SAM SNOW
Singer songwriter showcase at 1st Stage Theater in Tysons Corner, VA. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.1ststagetysons.org/
Founded in 2008 by singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, "The 9 Songwriter Series" is a touring songwriter collective and live show based in Washington, DC. Each installment features nine solo singer/songwriters performing together in a unique and captivating format, telling stories, and often sitting in each each other and making up music on the spot. Line-up for June 21st is as follows:
Jimi Haha (of Jimmies Chicken Shack)
Kevin de Souza
The Sweater Set
On May 16th you are invited to attend "The Circus Life LIVE", a live concert event presented by DC's newest music and entertainment podcast, "The Circus Life" (www.thecircuslife.com)! The show will be a live concert event hosted by TCL co-founders Justin Trawick and Sean Russell and will feature four great DC area bands recently on The Circus Life including:
The Morrison Brothers Band
Justin Trawick and the Common Good
The Beanstalk Library
Tickets can be purchase at the door the night of the show or in advance here: http://live.thehamiltondc.com/event/560481-circus-life-live-live-washington/. Doors are at 7pm and show is at 8:30pm.
A meet a greet with Justin, Sean, and all the bands will happen in front of the stage at 8pm.
For more information go to:
Please join us on April 30th for "The 9 Songwriter Series" at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 in New York City! Tickets are $10, doors at 6:30pm, and show is at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door or here:http://www.ticketfly.com/event/542711
We've got a great lineup including:
Check out the promo video for "The 9 Songwriter Series" here:
Founded in 2008 by singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, "The 9 Songwriter Series" is a touring songwriter collective and live show based in Washington, DC. The show was created with the idea of nine artists getting together and combining their talents in order to play in nicer clubs and to larger amounts of people. Each installment features nine solo singer/songwriters performing together in a unique and captivating format, telling stories, and often sitting in each each other and making up music on the spot. Where else can you hear almost 30 songs from nine different artists in one evening and often for only $10? To date, over 200 different artists have participated in "The 9", at shows in DC, Baltimore, Annapolis, Philadelphia, New York, Fairfield, Boston, Richmond, Charlottesville, Charlotte, Atlanta, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Follow and Like "The 9" at www.twitter.com/wearethe9 andwww.facebook.com/wearethe9. Watch the promo video by visitingwww.wearethe9.com.