This week on DC Music Rocks, Jazs, Linwood Taylor, and Willie Leeble from various blues festivals and organizations around DC, stop by for a chat with host Brian Nelson-Palmer.  The episode also features great tracks by Jonny Grave, Memphis Gold, Sol Roots, Lori Williams, and Patty Reese.

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Jazs and Linwood

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The DC Blues Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization Celebrating the Blues since 1987 in the Nation's Capital - MD, DC, VA through outreach and education.
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Jazs, a member of the DC Blues Society (DCBS) and promoter of the Blues since 2004.  Co-Founder of the Silver Spring Blues Festival celebrating its 10th year. Representing the Greenbelt Free Blues Festival held September 22 and the November 10 College Park Free Blues Festival, an IBC Fundraiser to send the DCBS Battle of the Band winners to the ‘American Idol of the Blues’ in Memphis, TN.  Visit the DC Blues Society Booth at both events.

Washington, DC, Bluesman Linwood Lee Taylor has led his own band for more than a decade. Winner of 3 WAMMIES for “Best Blues Band”, the band appeals to a broad audience and has opened for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Diva Etta James, and the Legendary Johnny Winter.  Linwood has traveled around the world with Joe Louis Walker and can be seen jamming the Blues at Winchester Church Blues Mondays and around the DMV and at GBF on 9/22/18.

Willie Leeble represents Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation, oversees AEBF Weekly Jams and has produced and MCd the Silver Spring Blues Festival Acoustic Stage  and College Park Blues Festival 10th Anniversary events. AEBF is sponsoring the Greenbelt Blues Festival Ukelelee / Harmonica / Guitar Workshops and is getting ready to celebrate the 20th Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation Anniversary!  The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation was created to preserve Archie Edwards memory and to carry on the work he began at his barbershop in Northeast Washington, DC, to teach people about Piedmont blues and keep the tradition alive.


Linwood Taylor

Linwood Taylor

Jazs and Willie

Jazs and Willie

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  1. Reuben's Train, by Jonny Grave (Blues)

  2. Biscuit Boogie, by Memphis Gold (Blues)

  3. Cloud 99, by Sol Roots (Blues, Funk)

  4. Let's Walk, by Lori Williams (Jazz, Neo-Soul)

  5. Is It Too Late for Me?, by Patty Reese (Blues, Contemporary Blues)


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  • Black Alley - Dirty Laundry
     (11 Song Full Hip Hop/Rock Album - RIYL Arctic Monkeys x Paramore x Erykah Badu)

  • Melodime - Roll-1
     (4 Song Rock/Country EP - RIYL Zac Brown Band, NEEDTOBREATHE, Tom Petty)

  • Den-Mate - Charlotte
     (Indie Single - RIYL Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Portishead


Black Alley - Be Me



Here’s just a few highlights for the coming week, be sure to check out the calendar for the full list of all the upcoming shows!

Sep 7 - Fri
Distant Creatures @ DC9 Nightclub in Washington, DC
  (Indie - These guys don't play out too much, so cool opportunity, opening for a touring act)
Throwing PlatesHayley Fahey Music, & Rorie @ Jammin Java in Vienna, VA
  (Indie/Folk/Pop - Show we're most excited about this week, all these guys are heavy hitters, Rorie was last week's guest)

Sep 8 - Sat
Black Alley @ City Winery in Washington, DC
  (Hood Rock - New Album out, these guys can jam!  New-ish and different venue too!)

Sep 9 - Sun
Owen Danoff @ Jammin Java in Vienna, VA
  (Rock - Past Competitor on The Voice, Cool Vibe)

Sep 11 - Tue
Makeup Girl @ Songbyrd Music House in Washington, DC
  (Psych/Pop Rock - Fun band, cool venue)

Sep 12 - Wed
Be Steadwell @ Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC
  (Pop - Great artist, well known in the LGBTQ community, we're big fans, this will be a fun venue and likely intimate show)

Sep 13 - Thu
Odetta Hartman @ U Street Music Hall in Washington, DC
  (Indie/Folk - She's been out touring hard after her new release, finally back for a local show!) 


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