The Walkaways

Pearl Street Warehouse Presents

The Walkaways

Roof Beams, Smithsonian Year of Music

Fri · January 25, 2019

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

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

This show is G.A.

Seating is limited and first come first serve.

Tabled are meant to be shared

The Walkaways
The Walkaways
The Walkaways are a metropolitan DC-based band, making original music since 2006. The band released its third full-length album entitled "After the Fall" in 2017. This follows Fifty Left to Burn (2008) and Romance and Medicine (2012), the latter recorded and co-produced with Grammy-nominated producer John Jennings (Mary Chapin Carpenter, Indigo Girls, The Rankin Family, Iris Dement).

From the beginning The Walkaways' sound has been called "alt-country" (Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Washingtonian Magazine), and that description still fits pretty well. Their songs draw even more broadly, however, from Americana, folk, roots, country, indie, and classic rock. Key influences include Ryan Adams, Son Volt, Wilco, Springsteen, Uncle Tupelo, Josh Ritter, The Band, and Old 97s.

You can hear The Walkaways play live at popular DC-area venues that support original music, along with local festivals, charity events, and every now and then at venues in NYC like Arlene's Grocery and Rockwood Music Hall.
Roof Beams
Roof Beams
Roof Beams is a lyrical rock band based around Washington, DC singer-songwriter Nathan Robinson. Notable influences include Bob Dylan, Neutral Milk Hotel, Phosphorescent, Conor Oberst, and Ryan Adams. Roof Beams formed in Pennyslvania in the mid-2000s, and have released four full-length records, two EPs, and a split 7-inch.Their newest LP, Charon, was released in August, 2017. Their entire discography is available on iTunes,, Spotify, and Bandcamp.


"It's not hyperbole to say that Robinson is one of the finer lyricists writing today. These songs will sneak up on you. An intricate turn of phrase here or a standout couplet there will tickle your brain, and then you realize that your heart's been ripped wide open." - Adobe and Teardrops (NYC)

"Certain lines stick with you and demand further thought, quite obviously metaphors or references that needs to be figured out... The EP is full of little things like this that unravel with repeated listens, and is well worth your time." - Wake the Deaf (UK)
Smithsonian Year of Music
Smithsonian Year of Music
Smithsonian Year of Music

In April 2018, Secretary Skorton announced 2019 will be the Smithsonian Year of Music, an Institution-wide initiative to increase public engagement, advance understanding, and connect communities in Washington, D.C., across the nation, and around the globe. The Smithsonian Year of Music will highlight and share our vast musical holdings, bringing together our resources in history, art, culture, science, and education.

The Smithsonian Year of Music will feature “365 Days of Music at the Smithsonian” with a variety of music-related activities: performances, music releases, exhibitions, workshops, educational programs, lectures, films, and conferences. The 2019 Smithsonian Folklife Festival (June 26 to 30 and July 3 to 7, 2019 on the National Mall) will focus on the “Social Power of Music.”

Launch your exploration of music at the Smithsonian at and stay tuned for special performances and events, highlighted programming and collections, partners and collaborations. Much more to come!
Venue Information:
Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC, 20024