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.
The Cars’ frontman Ric Ocasek has died at the age of 75.
Watch Neil Young dust off “New Mama” for the first time in over 40 years and welcome Norah Jones at Harvest Moon A Gathering.
Watch Brandi Carlile welcome Mavis Staples and The Highwomen bandmates Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Watch Greensky Bluegrass welcome Lil Smokies for “Midnight Moonlight” during their Red Rocks three-night run opener.
Watch Warren Haynes and Alison Krauss sit-in with Bonnie Raitt at last night’s Outlaw Music Festival stop in Philadelphia.