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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: By & By

Recommended if you like: Nickel Creek, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Shovels & Rope

Story behind your band/artist name: "By and by" is a phrase often used in traditional bluegrass music to refer to something that will happen eventually, whether it is the return of a lost love or leaving this mortal coil. We think the phrase reflects our music, capturing both tragedy and heartache as well as eternal optimism. We will meet again, one fine day, by and by.

Band Members: Elise (lead vocals and guitar), Claire (harmony vocals and fiddle), Jim (mandolin), Steve (banjo), Trevor (harmony vocals and bass), Dan (harmony vocals and guitar)

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : The epicenter of By & By is our mandolin player's front porch, located in the Woodley Park neighborhood, where we have spent seven years rehearsing, writing, and becoming very close friends.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 1. The only remaining original member of By & By is Jim, our mandolin player, who joined By & By when it was a punk-bluegrass group playing at farmers markets around the city.
2. By & By has had a monthly residency in DC since 2010. We started at Sova, a now-closed bar and community hangout that was one of the first businesses to open during the Atlas district revitalization and that served as home base for the burgeoning indie-bluegrass scene. When Sova closed in 2013, Argonaut picked up the weekly series, and By & By played once a month through 2015 when it made the move to its current residency at the historic Mr. Henry's on Capitol Hill.
3. By & By is the only band to have played every single Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival since its inception in 2010. The festival is DC's largest bluegrass festival, regularly drawing close to 10,000 annually.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: By & By is releasing a new record, tentatively titled "Songs for this Old Heart," in November, 2017!

Official Website URL: www.byandbyband.com

Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/byandbyband

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/get-it-while-you-can/id712372902

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7cPAMNgAGmaL2Zlu3byaFn?si=N7W6YLQe

Other Links: www.twitter.com/byandbyband

 Instagramwww.instagram.com/byandbyband

Main Genre: Bluegrass

Other Genres: Americana, folk, singer-songwriter, plunk rock

Gallows Bound

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Gallows Bound

Story behind your band/artist name: Our mandolin player decided to get "GALLOWS BOUND" tattooed accross his chest and when we all started jamming together we thought it would fit well as a band name

Band Members: Jordan -Guitar/Vocal Jesse-Guitar/Vocal Aaron-Upright Bass Justin-Banjo Forrest-Mandolin Rob-Drums

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : We live in Winchester VA-close to DC

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: We grew up traveling from our little VA town into DC to catch punk shows. My first mosh pit was at a GBH show at 930 club.
Aaron is really great at parallel parking our 15 passenger van on 9th street. 
We have lost recently played in DC at Hill Country with The Tossers and DC9 with Tim Barry

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: We are about to go on a U.S. tour with GUTTERMOUTH and KOFFIN KATS starting November 11. 
Our latest EP titled 'APPALACHIAN WITCH' was released in April 2017 and engineered by Mark Reiter. We are very proud of it!
We will be playing a NoVa show in December, keep an eye out for tour dates!!

Official Website URL: www.gallowsbound.com

Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/gallowsboundofficial

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/gallows-bound/id561086157

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0AHjXKqj9EqtVW0oHpXW36

Main Genre: Punk

Other Genres: Punk Bluegrass!

Justin Trawick and the Common Good

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Each current band member: First&Last name, nickname (if any) and instrument: Justin Trawick, Josh Himmelsbach, Jean Finstad, Eli Staples, Pete Daniels,

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC? : Justin lives in Arlington and is from Leesburg

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band that are related to persons/places/things/events that happened in the Washington DC area. Give us fun stuff, not normal bio stuff!: Played an event for the owner of Tylenol. Their next door neighbor to the right was the heir to Campbell Soup and to the left was director M. Night Shyamalan.

Yesterday sat next to a 10th grader on the bus home from NYC who's father's name is Jim Halpert, the namesake for "Jim Halpert" from "The Office". His father and showrunner/creator Greg Daniels were high school friends along with another friend, Andy Bernard. 

Hates flying in airplanes.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share?: Bio: 
Justin Trawick has been performing in the Washington DC Area and along the East Coast since 2006, citing musical influences like Bob Schneider, The Tallest Man on Earth, G. Love, Old Crow Medicine Show, and David Gray. In June of 2015, Trawick released his first single with his band “Justin Trawick and the Common Good.” Written about the search for direction and belonging in a world that constantly feels one step ahead of you, “Goodbye” is available for download on iTunes along with a music video documenting the recording session available on YouTube. The band has opened for over 30 national acts including Suzanne Vega, Brett Dennen, Blues Traveler, Bob Schneider, and Edwin McCain, and shared bills with Dr. Dogg and The Avett Brothers. Founder of the nationally touring show “The 9 Songwriter Series” and co-founder of “The Circus Life Podcast" with guests such as Kevin Eubanks, Chris Thomas King, Ernie Halter, Yarn, and Snuffy Walden, Trawick has built a brand that extends beyond just being a musician local to DC. In February of 2014, Trawick won “Song of the Year” at the Washington Area Music Awards for his song “All the Places That I’ve Been," which can be downloaded on iTunes as a single along with his five other solo records and EPs. For more information go to http://justintrawick.comhttp://wearethe9.com, and http://thecircuslife.com.

Band/Artist Website (not Facebook): justintrawick.com

Band/Artist Facebook URL: facebook.com/justintrawickmusic

iTunes Links: 
Justin Trawick only - https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/justin-trawick/id251816455
& The Common Good - https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/justin-trawick-and-the-common-good/id1012636751

Spotify Links:  
Justin Trawick only - https://open.spotify.com/artist/1g8uG5JlaRPW5btNin6pyU
& The Common Good - https://open.spotify.com/artist/660S4SW7ITY46g3sKENCtr

Two Ton Twig

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Band/Artist Name: Two Ton Twig

Recommended if you like: Trampled by Turtles, the Hackensaw Boys, the Avett Brothers

Band Members: Brandon Boling- banjo/lead vocals, Kevin Collins- mandolin/vocals, Donnie Riggs- guitar/Dobro/vocals, Ryan Thomas- bass/vocals, Alexandra Touzinsky- fiddle/vocals

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Northern Virginia

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: We are finishing up our second album, to be released in early 2017

Official Website URL: www.twotontwig.com

Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/twotontwig

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/two-ton-twig/id979051537

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/64SjXRpVBWeaZWISQ0DpY5

Main Genre: Bluegrass