Enjoy a great night of music with the Liz Spring Trio!
The Liz Springer Trio plays a tasty selection of Americana/Roots Rock covers that will make you forget your worries for a while (The Beatles, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Rod Stewart and more). Our friends love hearing us in this warm and welcoming environment that offers an excellent menu and friendly service. Join us! www.lizspringertrio.com / www.lahinchtavernandgrill.com
Looking forward to the debut of Cravin’ Dogs Live at Lahinch! Check our their bio:
Cravin’ Dogs began as a “gonzo-folk” trio in 1986. Founding members Caldwell Gray (guitar/vocals), Lisa Venable Gray (vocals) and Tom Helf (drums) crafted a sparse brand of rock and roll that used acoustic guitar, drums and harmony-driven vocals to create a unique blend of folk, rock, ’80s new wave and bluegrass. Since then Cravin’ Dogs has evolved into an all-original, eclectic, rootsy, rock/pop-outfit that has played over 1000 shows and released eight full-length albums, one EP and two compilation retrospectives.
The band members are Caldwell Gray (acoustic guitar/keys/vocals), John Penovich (electric guitar), Barry Warsaw (bass guitar), Tom Helf (drums) and Todd Baker (electric violin).
Cravin’ Dogs has shared the stage with such diverse national acts as Chuck Berry, NRBQ, Styx, The Dave Matthews Band, The Radiators, Cake, The Connells, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Hillbilly Funk All-Stars, Hobex, Gillian Welsh, Peter Rowan, Eddie From Ohio and The Bottlerockets.
Discdography The latest release, “Live At The Black Cat,” (2008) was produced by Doug Derryberry and John Alagia. The remastered CD features 2 new tracks not included on the original cassette release in 1995. The album features 10 songs performed at the “El Camino” CD release party that had not been included on any prior release. It was nominated for a WAMMIE that year.
“Will the Circle Be Housebroken: Rarities, B-Sides & Orts,” (2006) was produced by Caldwell Gray & John Penovich and features unreleased recordings that span the 20 year history of the band. Roadtrip, was produced by Caldwell Gray and lead guitarist John Penovich, and features stellar performances by bassist Barry Warsaw, drummer Sven Bridstrup and electric violinist Todd Baker.
“Roadtrip” (2003) included ten new tunes from the songwriting team of frontman Caldwell Gray and his North Carolina-based lyricist and brother, Stewart Gray. The album also includes a song by Oberlin, Ohio singer-songwriter Kevin Jones. The album was mixed by Doug Derryberry. His studio production and performance credits include projects with Dave Matthews Band, Bruce Hornsby, Ben Folds, John Mayer and dozens of other national and regional acts. Roadtrip features guest performances by several veteran musicians including JT Thomas on organ (Bruce Hornsby Band, Captain Beefheart, Tracy Chapman), Bobby Read on saxophone (Bruce Hornsby Band, Modereko), and Greg Readling on pedal steel and dobro guitars (Tift Merritt and the Carbines). The album also includes guest performances by outstanding DC-based musicians Michael Clem, Eddie Hartness and Robbie Schaefer (Eddie From Ohio), Chris Watling (The Grandsons), Helen Hausmann (American Song), George Hazelrigg and Mary Ann Redmond. Dave Iceman Bangs Bartlett (Some Kid Screaming) makes his dogs’ debut. And, as usual, the record benefits tremendously from the contributions of old-school doghouse-dwellers Lisa Gray, Tom Helf and Doug Derryberry.
“Roots Rock Paper Scissors” (2000) was nominated for the Washington Area Music Association’s “Best Roots Rock Album of the Year” and was named “Best Local Release of 2000” by Lou King of The Journal Newspapers. Upon its release Rolling Stone’s David Wild noted, “Here’s a veteran indie band with some major league charm. This is melodic roots rock -smart yet unpretentious with serious chops. Fans everywhere of well-plated, world-class rock – should definitely make it a point to hunt down these local Dogs. Proof positive good things do happen on our nation’s capital. ***1/2.”
“Dingus” (1997) marked the band’s fourth collaboration with producers John Alagia and Doug Derryberry (Dave Matthews Band – Remember Two Things and Live at Red Rocks) and was released in 1996.
“El Camino,” (1994) was described by Mike Joyce of The Washington Post as “a wide load of rootsy, impressionistic, surreal and delirious imaginings…In short, it makes for quite a ride.”
“Sputnik” (1993) marked the Dogs’ first studio encounter with the production team of John Alagia and Doug Derryberry.
“Cravin’ Dogs” (1989) was produced by Mark Greenhouse.
Back by popular demand…. Come and enjoy the Sligo Creek Band, Live at Lahinch!
Sligo Creek has been playing for audiences in the area for over 15 years. Featuring a variety of celtic, bluegrass, and Americana, they strive to make the traditional tunes attainable for all audiences, whether you’ve been listening to these tunes for years, or are hearing them for the first time.
Caolaidhe came to America from Holywood, Northern Ireland in 2005 to pursue a career in music. While establishing an earlier band, he found himself in need of a fiddle player. As fate would have it, Meghan (a classical violinist) was working at an Irish pub in DC as a server while teaching music at a nearby public school. Through Caolaidhe’s acquaintances, he was lucky enough to meet Meghan and quickly auditioned her for the band. What Caolaidhe didn’t know was that he was auditioning his future wife. Fast-forward a few months down the road, and Meghan and Caolaidhe found themselves living on ’19th Street’ in Arlington, VA, writing songs and creating the sound that would become the backbone of The 19th Street Band.
With a chemistry and stage presence similar to Johnny & June, they tend to captivate audiences just by being themselves. Having fun and keeping it real. Making sweet, simple rock and roll. The two combine their instrumental talents with strong harmonies and high energy, bringing genuine joy to the show and instantly connecting to every audience.
The 19th Street Band has had the honor of sharing the stage with country music stars such as Rodney Atkins, Craig Morgan, and Chuck Mead. They have opened for The Wheeler Brothers and Spirit Family Reunion at The Hamilton as well as Grammy Award-winning Western Swing icons, Asleep at the Wheel, at The Birchmere. They have also packed the house at such venues as the 9:30 Club, Black Cat, Strathmore, Jammin’ Java, Rock & Roll Hotel, Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival, The Washington Folk Festival, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in Nashville, The Black Box in Belfast, and Hill Country BBQ and Pianos in NYC. The 19th Street Band has steadily been performing 230 shows a year for the past 5 years, and they are recently back from a tour in Northern Ireland, where they performed live on BBC Radio Ulster and were a part of the Open House Festival in Bangor. Their new album, The Things That Matter, is currently getting air play on BBC Radio and multiple radio stations throughout the UK.
BRUCE EWAN has been a part of the Washington, D.C. blues scene for more than four decades and since 1995, Ewan has been part of the international blues scene as well, touring Latin America, Europe and South Africa to great acclaim. In the United States, Ewan has shared the stage with artists like John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Carey Bell, Bobby “Blue Bland” and Bobby Radcliffe (youger brother of); Beginning in the mid-90’s, Ewan has expanded his appeal to an international audience. In 1995, he debuted at clubs and concerts halls in Buenos Aires and made guest appearances on national Argentinian television and radio. He made major tours of Argentina, Brazil and Chile. He has recorded in Argentina with Don Vilanova Botafogo, a top-tier South American guitarist, for their 2000 CD “Live in Rio IV” and collaborated frequently with him on tours. Starting in 1996, Ewan began touring and performing in top clubs and concert halls in the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brazilia and Salvador Bahia as well as a 2001 appearance at Carnival in the equatorial city of Recife in addition to headlining Brazil’s most prestigious (and oldest) blues festival in Riberao Prieto (in Sao Paulo state.) His Brazilian appearances were the subject of a feature on Globo TV network news. He capped his Brazilian experience by recording a CD “Mississippi Saxophone” (released on the Movieplay do Brasil label) , on which he is backed by noted Brazilian guitarist Andre Christovam and his trio. He has also toured several times in Spain and Portugal, performing at the prestigious Granada Jazz & Blues Festival with his brother Bobby Radcliff. In 2008, Ewan and his brother Bobby Radcliff co-headlined the AguasBlues Festival in Aguascalientes, Mexico (Mexico’s largest and longest-standing blues festival.)
Ewan has toured South Africa in the Western Cape region and Cape Town in 2013 and 2014 collaborating with top South African musicians Willem Moller and bassist Shalk Jubert. Moller is known for his work with South Africa’s best artsists in a variety of styles and was featured in the Oscar Award winning documentary “Searching for Sugarman.”
The CD release “Bruce Ewan & The Solid Senders” was released by Top Cat Records/Brazil in 1999. He’s also featured on “The Blues You Hate to Lose, Vol. 2″ (USA) which a compilation CD of the Washington, D.C. area’s top bluesmen. In Argentina in 2000, he collaborated with Don Vilanova Botafogo for the CD “Live in Rio IV.”
Ewan’s virtuosity on the harmonica stands out among his peers and competitors. He plays complex solos that combine flurries of notes, changes of tonality, and a keen sense of timing. He is a master of both standard (diatonic) and chromatic harmonica, and is thoroughly schooled in the history and traditions of the blues in general and the blues harp in particular. His vocals, too, are faithful to the subtleties and nuances of authentic-sounding blues. Ewan’s repertoire is not limited to a rotation of the most common or cliched blues. Recent recording projects include mixing traditional Chicago-style blues with South American rhythmic elements such as Tango, Afro-Cuban and Samba/bossa nova. But, he maintains his commitment to the blues and reaches deep into the blues heritage for an intriguing blend Chicago blues and Latin rhythms inspired by artists as diverse as blues harmonica greats like Little Walter Jacobs, Big Walter Horton and Sonny Boy Williamson along with Latin Jazz artists such as Eddie Palmieri and Tito Puente.
He has been called “a harmonica wizard” by The Washington Post in a 2003 review.