Posts Tagged ‘Hardway Connection’

Saturday: A Benefit for WPFW DJ The Gator

For years, WPFW DJ Rick “Da Gator” Bolling has brought to his Saturday afternoon listeners the latest in Southern soul and blues.  Not Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings—that’s R&B for rock fans—and not guitar solo-filled blues rock either. We’re talking artists with church-rooted voices and lyrics about lust like Miss Jody and Carl Sims, [...]

More Thoughts on the Wammies Nomination Process and Omissions

My editor suggested in a post yesterday on the Wammies awards ceremony that I might want to add my two cents regarding this year's nominees, and he’s right.  The slate of nominees for the 25th anniversary Wammies contains a familiar ratio of impressive choices, mind-boggling omissions, and troubling mistakes (2008-formed Baltimore band Mama's Black Sheep as “New [...]

The Wammies: Are Good Performances and Good Intentions Good Enough?

Once again last night, the Washington Area Music Association’s 24th Annual Wammies at the State Theatre in Falls Church exhibited the inspiring and  troubling aspects of  this self-described “umbrella organization of Washington area musicians, concert promoters, lawyers, recording engineers, managers, graphic artists, and related businesses working together to address areas of common concern.” Hosted [...]

Live Southern Soul Saturday and Sunday

There’s a big Southern soul show outdoors at the grounds of  Lamonts, in Pomonkey, Maryland near the Wilson Bridge,  today, Saturday, at 2 p.m. featuring veteran r’n’b performer Clarence Carter (“Patches,” Slip Away,”and “Strokin' fame), Roy C. ,  Miss Jody , locals the Hardway Connection and more.  You won’t find this event in the listings in [...]