Back in the day when I was a music director, I was always a fan of supporting local….as in local talent right here in our fine Nation’s Capital. I always prided myself on being able to at least feature a local talent or get in touch with them to tell them why I couldn’t play it or find out about an upcoming show to get out and see them live.
There really are some amazing musicians in our fair city that you’d be hard pressed to head out on a weekend to your local watering hole without finding a great band or artist to see, no matter where you are in our Nation’s Capital.
I remember one such gal named Julie Corrigan. She had emailed me her song and instantly I loved it and added it in as a feature. I kept in touch with her throughout the years as Julie had a certain quality and style to her, almost an innocent talent.
I later found out, it was completely innocent and continues to be as I don’t think Julie realizes just how talented she is. I’ve had occasion to check her out live a few times and I can honestly say she captures me every time with her cross between Sheryl Crow and Rosanne Cash vocal style, and her amazing repertoire of music from pop faves to classics to her own originals thrown in.
Julie also follows my rule of supporting local as she hosts a Girls To The Front Songwriters Circle every third Monday of the month at Irene’s Pub on Bank Street where she gathers local females to come out and play with her for the night, all acoustically.
If you’re anything like me, you know you can see any true performer when they do it acoustically as it’s the bare bones of music, just the voice and guitar and Julie has got this nailed, hands down. Don’t take my word for it, get out and see her for yourself either every third Monday or where I’ve recently discovered her, over Sunday Brunch at Hunter’s also located on Bank Street. You can thank me later 😉
Photo Credit: Codi Jeffreys