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ALBUM REVIEW: Surprise Attack – Water EP

Surprise Attack – Water EP Keeping the DC area jam scene alive, Surprise Attack’s self-described “Mountain Funk” has spread throughout the Mid-Atlantic over the past couple of years. From prestigious festivals to some of DC’s and Northern Virginia’s favorite venues, these boys are continuously making waves in our nation’s capital. The five-piece band is pressing […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Ginada Piñata – Ginada Piñata

Ginada Piñata – Ginada Piñata In today’s music scene, bands have to be able to improvise in order to be successful; in order to truly be able to captivate an audience and keep them coming back for more. Those who do it best seem to always have some kind of jazz interest, training or roots […]

Oteil & Friends Live at Baltimore Soundstage

Oteil will be joined by JGB keyboardist Melvin Seals, Lettuce/Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno, Further guitarist John Kadlecik, Primus/RatDog/Electric Beethoven drummer Jay Lane, former Nth Power and current Trombone Shorty percussionist Weedie Braimah, and vocalist Alfreda Gerald. Tickets/more info: http://ticketf.ly/2vfpnCB

ALBUM REVIEW: Surprise Attack – Fire EP

Surprise Attack – Fire EP Surprise Attack is one of Washington, DC’s rising talents in the jam scene, and recently, they have shown nothing but forward motion and enthusiasm. The five-piece band sold out their EP release party on a boat on the Potomac River, and they have begun to pick up steam among local […]

REVIEW & PHOTOS: Danny Barnes & Friends Keep It Cozy In Baltimore

All Rights Reserved © Words & Photos by “Ragin’” Randy Harris Danny Barnes, Grant Gordy & Joe K. Walsh Cabaret at Germano’s, Baltimore, MD (Aug 11, 2016) The name Danny Barnes is synonymous with two things: the banjo and fun. A master of his craft, Barnes is one of those “seen it all, done it […]

RAGIN’ REVIEW: Danny Barnes – Got Myself Together (Ten Years Later)

Danny Barnes – Got Myself Together (Ten Years Later) For fans of modern bluegrass, the name Danny Barnes rings of creativity and exploration of the possibilities of the banjo. I, myself, thought of him as the Hendrix of the banjo when I first saw him play as a member of the original lineup of the […]

RAGIN’ REVIEW: Umphrey’s McGee w/The Main Squeeze

Umphrey’s McGee w/The Main Squeeze Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, MD (July 15, 2016) Umphrey’s McGee, Umph, UM, or just simply \mm/. Whatever you prefer to call them, the progressive rock sextet has been synonymous with rock & roll for almost two decades. Widely believed to be the best live band currently on tour, there is no […]