Local Musicians Rock the Farm-to-Street Partyposted Friday, July 15 by Andrew Moreno
Here at Think Local First DC, we’re about more than local food and local manufacturing. We believe that being local is as much a lifestyle choice as it is a consumer preference, and so we are proud to feature several talented, local musicians at our first annual Farm-to-Street Party this Saturday. We have several great artists lined up, including everything from blues to folk-rock. We hope you’ll come out and join us for what will surely be a rockin’ event.
The musical line-up for this weekends Farm-to-Street Party:
Rob Vickers 12:15/30-1:00
Molly Hagan 1:00-1:45
René Moffatt 1:45-2:45
Blue Line 2:45-3:45
Blue Transfer 3:45-4:45
Rob Vickers is an aspiring singer-songwriter with a folk sound. A classically trained pianist, Rob recently began putting his ear to use as a guitarist and singer. He incorporates his own material as he performs locally. Rob is a Washington DC native and works in international development.
As a Washington, D.C. based singer/songwriter, Molly Hagen has performed at local venues such as the 930 Club, Rock and Roll Hotel, Jammin Java, and Iota Club and Cafe. She has toured cities on the east coast and has made frequent stops in New York, playing venues such as the Bitter End and Angels and Kings. In addition to writing and performing, Molly hosts a monthly open mic for young artists as a member of the Board of Directors of the Songwriter’s Association of Washington. Molly plays solo or with a full band, and has shared the stage with many local artists, as well as nationally-known artists such as Bruce Hornsby, Martin Sexton and Basia Bulat. She credits her musical influences of Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, and Norah Jones (to name a few…) for spawning her blues-country-pop sound. Molly released her second EP, Breathing Out in June 2011. Check it out at www.mollyhagen.com.
René Moffatt is a DC-based singer/songwriter that pens soulful, acoustic folk-rock in the realm of Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, and Jackson Browne. Renés recently released debut EP “Here And Now Is Home” marked a new chapter in his life as he moves away from the 9-5 and towards a musical journey that is sure to go places. With poignant lyrics, memorable melodies and a voice that begs for your attention René hopes to leave a mark on your musical soul.
Over the past two years, The Blue Line has developed a uniquely potent sound that’s reminiscent of the group’s mid-90s Seattle grunge influences. They have launched two albums with singles that are regularly featured on DC101’s Local Lix. The Blue Line’s first single, Fantasy Girl, will taunt you and leave you begging for more and no amount of Ambien can recreate the feeling of the most recent single, These Dreams. The Blue Line’s raw talent is eclipsed only by the group’s ability to draw you in to the world that they’ve created through an effortless mix of grit and style.
The Blue Transfer does exactly what their name says. They transfer a serious dose of soul, funk, and blues to your ears every night. The retro sound of a Wurlitzer keyboard mixed with a funky backbeat equals musical satisfaction. But wait…don’t forget about those soulful and catchy lyrics.
We hope you’ll come out and welcome all of our great musicians at tomorrow’s Farm-to-Street Party.
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