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On The Stage

Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Kentucky Avenue Front Royal Brewery, VA Front Royal Brewery, VA
Kentucky Avenue opening for Justin Trawick and the Common Good Pearl Street Warehouse, Washington DC Pearl Street Warehouse, Washington DC
Kentucky Avenue opening for SCYTHIAN The Hamilton, Washington DC The Hamilton, Washington DC
Kentucky Avenue Villain and Saint, Bethesda, MD Villain and Saint, Bethesda, MD
Kentucky Avenue with The 9 Holiday Show Millenium Stage: Kennedy Center, Washington, DC Millenium Stage: Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
 —  — Kentucky Avenue DC Gallery Place Holiday Market, Washington DC DC Gallery Place Holiday Market, Washington DC
Kentucky Avenue opening for SCYTHIAN Tallyho Theater, Leesburg, VA Tallyho Theater, Leesburg, VA
Kentucky Avenue Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY
Private Event  
 —  — Kentucky Avenue Front Royal Brewery, VA Front Royal Brewery, VA
Kentucky Avenue with The 9 Songwriter Series Bright Box Theatre, Winchester, VA Bright Box Theatre, Winchester, VA
Esprit de Noel Georgetown Visitation School, Washington DC Georgetown Visitation School, Washington DC
Kentucky Avenue: Dynamic Duos with Justin Trawick and Louisa Hall Dangerously Delicious Pies, Washington, DC Dangerously Delicious Pies, Washington, DC
Kentucky Avenue with The 9 Songwriters Series Jammin Java, Vienna, VA Jammin Java, Vienna, VA
Kentucky Avenue opening for Justin Trawick and the Common Good Pearl Street Warehouse, DC Pearl Street Warehouse, DC
Kentucky Avenue @The Bullpen The Bullpen, Nats Park, Washington, DC The Bullpen, Nats Park, Washington, DC
Private Event  
 —  — APPALOOSA Music Festival Saloon Stage, Skyline Ranch Resort, Front Royal, VA Saloon Stage, Skyline Ranch Resort, Front Royal, VA
Kentucky Avenue in The 9 Songwriters Series 49 West, Annapolis, MD 49 West, Annapolis, MD
Kentucky Avenue in The 9 Songwriter Series Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington DC Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington DC

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.