About Justin Trawick
The lot of us humans fumble through our days and lives with such a compilation of stories and feeling that really, someone should be writing it all down; singing about it even. Then, wouldn’t it be great if said someone concocted a full-bodied blend of silky tune, gritty vocals and shoulder-dancing beats and poured it all into a comprehensive live performance? Justin Trawick has been doing us all this favor and only parts of the world are aware of it.
Walking the tightrope between various genres, Justin’s music fluently balances between sometimes rowdy, other times consoling, forms of folk, bluegrass, and hip hop bestowing upon listeners an incorporated and organic form of poetry.
Navigating the Washington, DC music scene, Justin has been tunefully hitting the local clubs, coffeehouses, and bars since November 2004, quickly expanding his range to larger venues up and down the east coast and opening for the honorable likes of Bob Schneider and Brett Dennen. He plays both solo and with his band, The Justin Trawick Group, as they’re notably called, consisting of quite the velvety brew of piano, cello, violin, mandolin, upright bass, hand percussion, and drums.
Trawick’s debut album, How to Build a Life With a Lemonade Stand was recorded live in 2006 and warmly eased its way into the driver’s seat of a fine folk, hip-hop combination, taking all thirteen tracks on a first-rate drums-on-the-steering-wheel ride. With smoothed-out Dylan vocals skipping over his effortless guitar playing Justin released the CD in March 2007 and has continued to bolster individual lives ever since.
Celebrate what would have been the Queen of Soul’s 76th birthday, with Aretha Franklin’s 1971 performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
‘The Allman Brothers Band: Fillmore West 1971’ will be previewed by Warren Haynes & Stef Scamardo all week long on SiriusXM’s Jam On in honor of the group’s 50th anniversary.
Arizona-based jam quartet Spafford will mix headlining dates and festival appearances this summer.
Widespread Panic filled Sunday night’s setlist with surprises and threw a bunch of jams into their Capitol Theatre finale. ScottyB shares his take along with Adam McCullough’s photos and pro-shot video of the entire show.
Phish bassist Mike Gordon led his five-piece on 50 unique songs over the course of four nights in Cambridge. Listen to Saturday’s show featuring special guest Trey Anastasio.