Category: Music Notes

The top bands, djs, concerts, music festivals, and live music happenings from across the metro Washington D.C. area.

Jimmy Webb’s Songs For Eternity

By Steve Houk    livingonmusic.com In researching the astonishing songwriting career of the legendary Jimmy Webb, one image kept cascading through my mind. My parents. You see it was Lynn and John Houk who got...

Adrian Belew: Best Of Both Worlds

By Steve Houk  livingonmusic.com For a musical virtuoso and true groundbreaker like Adrian Belew, you’d think that sharing the studio and the stage throughout his illustrious career with legends like David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Talking Heads,...

Reviving The Music of a Legendary Concert

By Steve Houk   livingonmusic.com Among some other notable factoids, September 3, 1977 is considered by some to be the day the Grateful Dead proved to everyone that they were absolutely here to stay, drawing so many...

Mary Gauthier Powerfully Soldiers On

By Steve Houk / livingonmusic.com Mary Gauthier has to feel that life is full of the gloriously unexpected. Twenty-nine years after she stopped drinking cold turkey and twenty-two after she wrote her first song,...

Music Notes: The Rhythmic Brain Of Mickey Hart

By Steve Houk / livingonmusic.com Mickey Hart has got rhythm. Of course anyone who knows anything about rock music knows that. I mean, as drummer and percussionist extraordinaire for the Grateful Dead for over...

Luther Dickinson: Livin’ The Dream

By Steve Houk / livingonmusic.com One of rock’s most respected musicians keeps finding bliss amongst his many collaborations. If there was ever a rock star basking in a musical heaven-on-earth right now, it’s got...