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Luray – Tidalground (NPR Tiny Desk submission)

Here’s another submission to NPR Music’s Tiny Desk contest. Banjo-wielding Shannon Carey’s mellow ensemble Luray performs “Tidalground” from their 2013 album The Wilder. Catch them on Thursday January 22nd at Gypsy Sally’s opening for River Whyless.

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Luray – The Wilder video

You know what your Thursday needs? A little more banjo. Shannon Carey’s band Luray just released a live video for the dreamy title track from their debut album The Wilder, shot by Mitchell Wenkus outdoors in southern Maryland. There’s something truly magical about a well-produced video of a band actually performing a song live instead of lip-syncing, don’t you think? Our ticket giveaway for Luray’s CD release show this Saturday night at 6th & I Synagogue ends in just a few hours, so head over to the post right now and leave a comment with your favorite DC band. See you Saturday night!

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Ticket Giveaway: Luray & Kindlewood @ 6th & I

Hometown Sounds is thrilled to give away a pair of tickets to see the excellent folk-tinged pairing of Luray and Kindlewood this Saturday night at 6th & I Synagogue‘s Downstairs stage. Luray is banjo-inspired indie rock from singer-songwriter Shannon Carey, celebrating the imminent release of the debut album The Wilder which sees wide release on August 27th. You can check out a few preview tracks from the album at Luray’s Bandcamp page, including the sweet song Kalorama featured on the Hometown Sounds podcast last fall.


If you name-spot the credits of the album, you’ll see Shannon’s brother Sean Carey of Bon Iver provided percussion and vibraphone. Luray has broadened her fan base playing a lot of local shows in the last year, and an advance listen of The Wilder reveals that big things are in store for Ms. Carey.
Opening the show is Kindlewood, a fantastic folk-rock band helmed by husband-and-wife duo Kaci and Galen Smith. Their recent music video for Give And Take is as pretty as their sound.

All you have to do to enter is leave the name of your favorite DC area band in the comments section of this post. We’ll draw a winner on Thursday afternoon at 5 PM, so don’t delay! And if you’re not our lucky winner, tickets are only $10 plus fees through Ticketmaster.

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