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‘Capital Sound’ will focus on covering the music scene in the local area around Washington,, DC. Any night one can hear the rhythms and beats seeping out of the countless venues in and around the city. The area is culturally rich and has one of the best music scenes in the world. If you don’t believe it – please follow this column. If you already know – I hope you stay for the ride. Chances are I am going to stumble across something you like and if you have open your ears you may find something new you will enjoy.

Rhonda Vincent at Brunswick High School by Mike Spain

When you arrived at Brunswick High School on Sunday you knew you were at the right place with Rhonda Vincent’s Martha White tour bus...

‘The Outlaws” and Special Guest ‘Kenny Young Band’ at Weinberg Center...

If you love guitar driven music be it Southern Rock, blues, or something in between then the Weinberg Center for the Arts was the...

Keb’ Mo’ at The Music Center at Strathmore

Keb’ Mo’ looked like a vintage blues man as he walked out on The Music Center at Strathmore's Concert Hall stage with his resonator...

Pat McGee Band with Special Guest Ari Hest at The Music...

The Washington area music scene was well represented at the Pat McGee Band concert at the The Music Center at Strathmore on Friday, September...

Joe Jackson at The Music Center at Strathmore by Mike Spain

Joe Jackson performed a seamless mix of Duke Ellington classics and Jackson’s own songs at Strathmore on Sunday night. He began his set solo...

Sinbad, Israel Houghton, & New Breed at The Patriot Center by...

Grace Covenant Church showed Fairfax they know how to throw a celebration: have the Pastor emcee, invite the congregation, and open the doors to...

‘The Fresh Beat Band’ at Wolf Trap by Mike Spain

The Fresh Beat Band attracted a large crowd for a Tuesday afternoon show at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center. The weather was perfect with plenty...

Joe Walsh at Wolf Trap by Mike Spain

Joe Walsh did not need an opening act on August 13th. The guitarist is well known for his work in the James Gang, The...

‘Iron Cross’ at University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center...

Great music transcends language barriers. Saturday night I wished I understood Burmese when I went to University of Maryland to see Iron Cross. I...

Jackson Browne With Sara Watkins at Wolf Trap by Mike Spain

It is rare to see the headliner introduce the opening act; however that is exactly what Jackson Browne did Monday night at Wolf Trap...

John Tesh at Wolf Trap by Mike Spain

John Tesh looks so natural fronting a band even if it is a 12-piece big band orchestra. His speaking voice and stage presence has...

‘Buddy Guy With Special Guest John Mayall’ at Wolf Trap by...

It is not often you get to see two living legends on one night. However, that is what happened on July 12, 2012 at...

‘California Guitar Trio’ at All Saints Episcopal Church by Mike Spain

The sanctuary at All Saints Episcopal Church in Frederick, Maryland was once again turned into a concert hall for the amazing California Guitar Trio....

Crosby, Stills & Nash at Wolf Trap by Mike Spain

The crowded parking lot, the sold out Filene Center, and the standing ovation Crosby, Stills & Nash received just for walking out on the...

‘Norah Jones’ at Wolf Trap by Mike Spain

Norah Jones was returning to Wolf Trap for the first time in nine years and the Filene Center was sold out. Up-and-coming singer/songwriter Sasha...

‘Diana Krall’ at Wolf Trap by Mike Spain

It was a hot, hazy, humid summer evening at Wolf Trap and Diana Krall and her special guest Denzal Sinclaire cooled the audience with...

‘Yoni Gras’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre by Mike Spain

Yoni Gras shows the Maryland Ensemble Theatre likes their music like their theatre productions daring. The event consisted of six independent bands over two...

‘The Wailers’ at Charles Town Races by Mike Spain

The Wailers performed Friday night at The H Lounge located in the middle of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Local reggae band Jah...

Capital Sound: Adalia Jimenez Knocks the National Anthem Out of the...

The Washington Nationals are a baseball team full of young talent like the 19 year-old sensation Bryce Harper and pitching ace Stephen Strasburg. However,...

Capital Sound: ‘We have Bluegrass Right Here’ by Mike Spain

On April 17th, the area was treated with a true bluegrass treat when Peter Rowan, Tony Rice and the Travelin’ McCourys shared the stage...

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