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On The Stage

Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Kentucky Avenue at the Holiday Market Gallery Place, Washington DC Gallery Place, Washington DC
KENTUCKY AVENUE Union Stage, Washington DC Union Stage, Washington DC
Kentucky Avenue opening for Roanoke Hill Country BBQ, Washington DC Hill Country BBQ, Washington DC
 —  — Kentucky Avenue Quartet The Bullpen, Washington, DC The Bullpen, Washington, DC
Kentucky Avenue @ APPALOOSA Music Festival Front Royal, VA Front Royal, VA
Kentucky Avenue Quartet with Special Guest Justin Trawick Villain and Saint, Bethesda MD Villain and Saint, Bethesda MD
Kentucky Avenue Duo Supporting Kasey Tyndall Pearl Street Warehouse, Washington DC Pearl Street Warehouse, Washington DC
SAW Showcase Bump and Grind, Silver Spring, MD Bump and Grind, Silver Spring, MD
Kentucky Avenue opening for Honeysuckle Jammin Java, Vienna, VA Jammin Java, Vienna, VA
Summer Party and Appaloosa Preview with Marie Miller Arlington VA Arlington VA
Private Event  
House Concert Santa Monica, CA Santa Monica, CA
Kentucky Avenue Urban Homestead, Pasadena, CA Urban Homestead, Pasadena, CA
Kentucky Avenue The Bullpen, Nationals Stadium The Bullpen, Nationals Stadium
Washington Folk Festival Glen Echo, MD Glen Echo, MD
Kentucky Avenue The Bullpen, Nationals Stadium The Bullpen, Nationals Stadium
Private Event Washington DC Washington DC
Kentucky Avenue with Driftwood Pearl Street Warehouse, Washington, DC Pearl Street Warehouse, Washington, DC
The 9 Songwriter Series The Soundry, Columbia, MD The Soundry, Columbia, MD
The 9 Songwriter Series Hill Country BBQ Hill Country BBQ

Nothing Here is Mine is HERE...and it's YOURS!
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The self-released Nothing Here is Mine features 12 original songs that combine the roots of classic country with a backline of get-up-out-of-your-seat, crank-up-the-volume rock rhythms.  Carving a place in the modern Americana scene, Washington DC-based Kentucky Avenue features at its core the rich and rootsy blend of Stella Schindler’s powerfully poetic vocals and the melodic guitar musings of Dave Ries.  When their voices come together, the timeless harmonies provide a poignant, sometimes playful backdrop to their lyrics that evoke the idea behind Leonard Cohen’s famous line “there’s a crack in everything/ that’s how the light gets in.” Kentucky Avenue’s stories of broken characters are imbued with hope, illuminated by the moonlight present in many of the layered lines of their lyrics.

Visit the Kentucky Avenue Store to download Nothing Here is Mine and to purchase Cds and Merchandise

In The Studio

 Nothing Here is Mine was brought to life under the direction of producer and engineer TJ Lipple at The Bastille and Inner Ear Studios in Shirlington, VA.

Kentucky Avenue then brought in some of the area’s finest musicians:  

TJ Lipple on drums, percussion, and vibes

Greg Watkins on upright and electric bass

David Durst on piano and organ

Meghan Davis on fiddle

And from Kentucky,
Tom Hnatow on pedal steel, accordian, and banjo
 
One song also features a string quartet, orchestrated by Greg Watkins.