The Lil Smokies

All Good Presents

The Lil Smokies

Jordan August

Sat · February 10, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00 - $17.00

This event is 21 and over

This show is G.A.

$15 in advance

$17 Day of Show

Seating is limited and first come first serve.

Tables are meant to be shared.

The Lil Smokies
The Lil Smokies
With their roots submerged in the thick buttery mud of traditional bluegrass, The Lil Smokies have sonically blossomed into a leading player in the progressive acoustic sphere, creating a new and wholly unique, melody driven sound of their own. The quintet, from Missoula, MT, has been hard at work, writing, touring and playing to an ever-growing fan base for the past 6 years. The fruits of their labor recently culminating with wins at the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Momentum Award for Best Band and at the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass festival band competition. In 2013 the band also won The Northwest String Summit Band Competition. With a unique blend of traditional bluegrass, newgrass, innumerable unique originals, sheer raw energy, and exquisite musicianship, The Lil Smokies weave seamlessly through genres, leaving behind melodies you’ll be singing to yourself for days and a jaw you’ll have to pick up off the floor.

The Lil Smokies have no problem captivating large audiences. Sharing the stage with heavyweights like Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Keller Williams, Greensky Bluegrass, The Emmit-Nershi Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Travellin’ McCourys, Sam Bush Band, Fruition, Infamous Stringdusters, Bradford Lee Folk and The Bluegrass Playboys, and dozens of others. The Lil Smokies have become festival favorites coast to coast with highlights including Delfest (MD), Pagosa Folk N’ Bluegrass (CO), ROMP Fest (KY), Hangtown Halloween (CA), Telluride Bluegrass Festival (CO), Roseberry Music Festival (ID), Northwest String Summit (OR), Targhee Bluegrass Festival (WY), River City Roots (MT) and more! This five-piece bluegrass ensemble features Andy Dunnigan (dobro), Scott Parker (upright bass), Matt Cornette (banjo), Jake Simpson (fiddle) and Matt Rieger (guitar).
Jordan August
Jordan August
Hans Christian Anderson once said, “Where words fail, music speaks.” And from the moment you hear Jordan August’s music, one thing is certain…it speaks. From his heart and his soul. No matter the stage, venue or crowd size, Jordan always delivers the same deeply rooted passion and energy.

Growing up in a musical family, Motown and soul were the dominant sounds throughout his childhood. In his teens and early 20s, his evolving interests led him to folk singers and songwriters. Influenced by fellow Baltimore musician Cris Jacobs, and blues revivalist, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jordan’s drive and talent helped him quickly mature from a backing musician to a front-man and soloist.

A Baltimore City native who also spent four years in Philadelphia, city life has been the inspiration behind both Jordan’s music and lyrics. From his first note to his last, you can actually feel the grit, grind and glamour of city life captured in the emotion of every song.

Jordan’s debut album, “Sunday Morning,” portrays his unique spin on life and living in Baltimore. Drawing inspiration from artists like The Lone Bellow, The Lumineers and Chris Stapleton, the album captures the arc of Jordan's story in an eclectic sonic presentation.
Venue Information:
Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC, 20024