The Beanstalk Library

Pearl Street Warehouse Presents

The Beanstalk Library

Throwing Plates

Fri · April 6, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:15 pm


This event is 21 and over

The Beanstalk Library
The Beanstalk Library
The Beanstalk Library has built a loyal following in the Washington, DC area and along the east coast with passionate and adventurous live performances. Their two full-length albums America At Night and The View From Here have drawn accolades from, among others, The Washington Post, who called their music "timeless" and compared it to Big Star. The band proudly continued this tradition with the release of the 2016 EP Returns, and is currently writing and recording its third full-length album.

The Beanstalk Library has headlined stages at festivals including The Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival, the Del Ray Music Festival, and the Fete de la Musique at the French Embassy. From 2012 until its untimely closing in 2017 they hosted an annual New Year's Eve bash at the venerable IOTA Club & Cafe in Arlington, VA.

"These guys sound as wholesome and American as a warm apple pie in a green field during the summertime, only they rock a little harder. Basically, if Tom Petty decided to jam with My Morning Jacket, you might get a group that sounds like the Beanstalk Library." --Ted Maider, Consequence of Sound

"Songs like 'Fake It' and 'Elephantitis' burst out of the speakers, bright and jangly guitars at the forefront, supported by piano, horns and cascading backing vocals. 'America at Night' is rooted more in classic rock than '90s alt-rock and that helps give the songs a timeless feel -- this is simply well-written, well-performed, well-produced music." --David Malitz, The Washington Post

"TBL makes well-crafted pop-rock music with deft songwriting, hard-hitting drums, full guitar/bass sound and flourishes from violin and keys for a mature sound that’s criminally underrated in DC these days."--Paul Vodra, Hometown Sounds
Throwing Plates
Throwing Plates
Combining heartfelt singer/songwriter roots with folk-­rock grit, Throwing Plates is becoming a regular act among many venues in the Washington area. Created by three gifted musicians and songwriters, the DC­ based group aptly incorporates fresh musical thinking with memorable melodies.

Throwing Plates was founded by James Britton, Jamie Boyd, and Doug Imhoff; the three crossed paths while performing in DC showcases. Mutually impressed by their talents, they soon began writing songs together. Over the past three years Throwing Plates has independently booked and performed over 250 shows and have received awards from the Songwriters Association of Washington and Mid­-Atlantic Songwriting Contest.

​Through their energetic and interactive stage presence, the trio is accumulating a loyal following. In 2015, well­-known songwriter and producer Mark Williams was impressed with Throwing Plates, leading to work on their recording debut. The self­-titled album was released on July 29th, 2016 and can be found on iTunes, Spotify, and other online retailers.
Venue Information:
Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC, 20024