DC9's 15 Year Anniversary Week
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Justin Trawick and The Common Good’s debut record, “The Riverwash EP”,
exemplifies the raw emotional live sound Trawick and the band have cultivated over the
years playing in clubs and festivals up and down the East Coast. With instrumentation
consisting of acoustic guitar, upright bass, fiddle, mandolin, and pedal steel, the band’s
live performance plays fast and loose with the “Americana” genre, performing heartfelt
ballads followed by raucous bluegrass melodies and even moments of hip hop verses.
Written by DC based songwriter Justin Trawick, “The Riverwash EP” introduces the
listener to Trawick’s unique brand storytelling with five original songs about love, loss,
longing, resilience, and time pulling heartstrings of listeners young and old. Adam Levy
(Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman) guest performs on guitar during “All the Places That
I’ve Been”, a song inspired by Trawick’s ninety-seven year old grandmother and her
stories of the World War II generation. Finally, the album closes with the band’s unique
take on “Wonderwall” by Oasis, a track sure to trick the audience into thinking they’re
listening to another Trawick original.
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, “Goodbye”, under the band name "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. Trawick has performed for TedxEast in NYC
at the City Winery, TedxPennsylvaniaAvenue in DC at the Newseum, and has opened
for over 30 national acts including Suzanne Vega, Wyclef Jean, Brett Dennen, Blues
Traveler, Enter The Haggis, Bob Schneider, and Edwin McCain, and shared bills with Dr.
Dogg and The Avett Brothers. 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. 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 far
beyond his home base in DC.
Louisa Hall has been enamored of music and silliness for as long as she can remember. Described as aggressively joyful or Ella Fitzgerald with a comic edge, she encourages audiences to take life a little less seriously. Louisa has brought her brand of lighthearted (and occasionally creepy) music to stages including the Kennedy Center Millenium stage, The Hamilton Live, the 9:30 Club, and even a Junk boat on Halong Bay, Vietnam.