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Jonny Grave – Fever

Mr. Jonny Grave, DC’s liveliest blues guitarist and front man, has delivered a steady and welcome stream of EPs and collections to his Bandcamp page in recent years. Now the hard-working and steady-gigging musician is about to unleash his first full album with live band and original compositions in too long. The eponymous album’s first single is “Fever”, and this music video from director Casey McAdams of the Smithsonian gives us the goods on Grave’s ferocity in both songwriting and performance. Shout-out to Jason Mendelson of MetroSongs and the ubiquitous Ben Tufts filling out Grave’s live band. Stay tuned for more details of the album’s release and many many more chances to catch Grave performing live.

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Podcast for August 25th, 2016 feat. Ben Tufts

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This week drummer extraordinaire Ben Tufts joins the podcast to pick out songs from the upcoming Ben Tufts & Friends show this Saturday at Jammin’ Java!

Tracklisting:
Tomas Pagán Motta – Small As We Are [unreleased]
FuzzQueen – Sailing Empty Tonight [single]
Cynthia Marie – Oh, Legs! [Harbor]
Hypersparks – Glow [unreleased]
Jonny Grave – Wise Words From Father Denny Buck [Winterlight]
Virginia Creep – Ex-Dis [unreleased]

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Podcast for June 2nd, 2016

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Paul agonizes over smartphone antics at a recent live show, while Tony reviews another show’s cocktail menu.

Tracklisting:
Edy Blu – I Got You [Heart Opener]
Color Palette – Rain [Vaporwave]
Emily Henry – Bad For Me [Matchsticks]
Jonny Grave – Wade [Broadcaster/Believer/Revelator/Repeater]
Lenclair – Hypochondriac [Pool of Pink]
Zo! – Lifelines feat. Dornik [SkyBreak]

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Jonny Grave – Tear Me Down (Live at the Corcoran)

The mellowness of DC in the middle of August provide some excellent opportunities for local musicians. Tonight DC’s blues troubadour Jonny Grave headlines the prestigious 9:30 Club with support from Derek Evry & His Band of Misanthropes and Olivia Mancini & The Mates. Jonny, Derek and Olivia are three very different musicians who share a love of the city and its musical scene. If you don’t yet know them personally, you might be surprised at the level of enthusiasm these talented personalities are going to generate at DC’s finest venue tonight. For a Friday afternoon warm up, watch Jonny Grave perform “Tear Me Down”, from his 2013 solo album The Hammer, live at the Corcoran in the Salon Doré last year. See you tonight, obviously.

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Jonny Grave – Bona Fide video

Jonny Grave‘s vintage roadhouse blues sound doesn’t fit into any of DC’s neatly categorized music scenes, and that’s why we love him. The folk, punk, indie rock, go-go and funk that rule the club bookings get mined sometimes to the point of exhaustion, but Grave is smooth and comfortable introducing listeners to the unique product of his classical muse, the blues. Paul and Luke from always-stylish rock band US Royalty shot this video of Grave talking about his origin and process and a new song called “Bona Fide”. Grave and his obviously-named band The Tombstones recorded a new full length album in just 24 hours back in February, and its first single, the gritty and wailing “Going Down to the Well”, streams on YouTube to your heart’s content. Social media posts indicate that this album was sold at a show back in March, but I can’t find it for purchase or streaming anywhere online now. Stay tuned!

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Jonny Grave – Hill Country Blues

We’ve run quite a lot of traditional music videos on the Hometown Sounds site, and it’s nice every once in a while to show you something a little different. Today we’ve got a short musical introduction to Jonny Grave, preservationist of Hill Country Blues music. Directed by local filmmaker Hantz, the video mixes musical snippets of Grave performing and recording his original tunes with an interview detailing his approach to music. Grave’s new album The Hammer drops very soon, and tonight he plays a benefit show for One Fund Boston at Iota with a huge local lineup including The Highballers, Wes Tucker, South Rail, Rachel Levitin, Flo Anito and Matt Tarka. And you’ve got another chance to see him perform live next week with Alex Culbreth at the Wonderland Ballroom’s Outlaw Night on Thursday May 9th.

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