Band/Artist Name: The Beanstalk Library

Recommended if you like: Big Star, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Neil Young, The Replacements, REM

Story behind your band/artist name: Ryan dreamt up the name in 2002. He liked how it didn't suggest a specific genre, and was something that wouldn't be embarrassing decades into the future.

Band Members: Joel Hicks / Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals; Adam Neubauer / Drums; David Gassmann / Bass; Brian Pagels / Guitar, Vocals; Ryan Walker / Vocals, Guitar, Piano; Erin Ryan / Violin, Mandolin, 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 : The majority of us live in Alexandria and we rehearse in Arlington.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 1) We once backed up Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic on an instrumental, accordion-driven cover of Lorde's "Royals." The video was featured in Rolling Stone, Spin, Pitchfork, and many other music outlets.
2) Members of our band also perform with DC-based acts The Cowards Choir, Justin Jones, Koshari, Lighting Fires, Uptown Boys Choir, Sara Curtin, and the Cherry Blossom String Quartet.
3) We stole RZA's candy from the State Theatre dressing room.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Here's our standard bio: "The Beanstalk Library has built a loyal following in the Washington, DC area and along the east coast with passionate and adventurous live performances. Their two full-length albums America At Night and The View From Here have drawn accolades from, among others, The Washington Post, who called their music “timeless” and compared it to Big Star and Teenage Fanclub. The band proudly continues this tradition with the recent release of the EP Returns, featuring 5 new AM-radio ready power-pop gems."

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Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: alt country, pop rock, power pop