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The Corner Store

900 South Carolina Avenue SE

Washington DC 20003

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Friday September 2nd at 8 PM

Concert- Mark "Muleman" Massey and Billy Earheart

I heard Mark Massey play a few original tunes at 21, and

booked this incredible blues guitarist/singer-songwriter on the spot.

Massey has branded a style of Mississippi Hill Country soulful blues featuring his vocals and guitar, and Grammy-award winner Billy Earheart on piano and organ. 

The Muleman Band's newest album, "One Step Ahead of the Blues", was

produced by Memphis songwriter and recording legend, Don Nix, featuring

special appearances by Nix, Bobby Rush, Willie Clayton and Eric Gales. 

Earheart, keyboardist and musical collaborator, is a founding member of the Grammy award-winning group, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, and a twenty-one year member of Hank Williams Jr. Band. He has worked with Al Green, Eddie Hinton, Memphis Slim, Rufus Thomas, and has recorded over 250 albums.

Massey, awarded two Blues Foundation 'International Blues Challenges', has had the honor of sharing the stage with the late-great B.B. King and frequents the rosters of The Howlin Wolf Festival in West Point, Miss., The Chicago Blues Festival, The Bentonia Blues Festival and The Juke Joint Fest among others.

Do not miss this duo. $20 Advance Donation, $25 at the door.

Saturday Sept 10th at 8 PM

Concert- Pianist Peggy Stern & Friends

“Stern is eclectic to the nth degree.” Sydney Morning Herald

“She has a Monk-like quirkiness in her playing; there is a sense of melancholia and wistfulness that opens windows to her soul.” - Philadelphia Inquirer

Peggy Stern currently makes her home in Austin, Texas, where she is

absorbing the tradition of Western Swing music. So, combining her influences,

that makes Peggy a classical, Latin-tinged, freestyle, American songbook,

prolific composer, Western Swing-influenced pianist.

We look forward to Peggy's reappearance at the Corner Store with

favorite local musicians- in a journey around the edges of jazz.

$20 Advance Donation, $25 at the door

Thursday September 15th at 7 PM

Open Mic Storytellers

This popular monthly series at the Corner Store provides a hospitable

setting to hone your storytelling skills, or simply be entertained and enlightened

by an hour of neighborly revelations, humor and pathos. 

This month's theme is "Regrets/No Regrets".

The stage is open to the first 10 to sign in at 6:45 day of the event, and you're

cordially invited to tell your true story within the 7 minute timeframe.

$10 Donation at the door / $15 to include refreshments.

Upcoming Open Mics at the Corner Store:

October 27th* / November 10th / December 15th

Friday September 16th from 6 to 8 PM

Gallery Opening- Nancy Previs

Urban Nature: from Dublin to DC

Artist printmaker Nancy Previs has for many years been observing and

recording nature’s forms, textures and tones. She is fascinated by subtleties in

light and color and draws her inspiration from nature’s ability to generate beauty from what seem spontaneous and random processes.

 The artist etches aluminum and solar plates, which she then uses to create her richly-textured, multi-plate (intaglio and relief) limited edition prints. 

Nancy lives in Dublin, Ireland and makes regular trips to here.

 Her show at The Corner Store is inspired by the living natural world in

two cities she knows well: Washington DC and Dublin, Ireland. 

Wednesday September 21st @ 21 Gessford Ct SE

21st @ 21 Jazz & Blues Jam from 7 to 11 PM

This monthly off-site jazz and blues jam is always a cool scene with warm

hospitality at David Weiner's 21 Gessford Court, SE.  The evening includes a

hearty meal, although pot-luck contributions are always welcome.

Byob to share. $15 donation at the door.

Classical Sunday, Sept 25th at 5 PM

"Folk & Fury" Mioi Takeda & Lynn Bechtold

With guest artist Machiko Ozawa, violin.

New York City-based innovative violin duo Miolina will perform "Folk & Fury,"

a program inspired by the history of the Americas. It includes the world premiere

of Valerie Coleman’s (Imani Winds) "Migrations," plus Kenji Bunch's "3 American Folk Hymn Settings," and Lynn Bechtold’s "Minnehaha Miniatures."

Guest violinist Machiko Ozawa will be joining them on the program. Miolina specializes in modern compositions and has had successful performances in NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Paris. They have been invited to perform in festivals such as Circuit Bridges, Composers Concordance, and Electronic Music Midwest. 

$20 Advance Donation, $25 at the door.

Also coming up on our Fall Calendar:

Friday October 28th Gallery Opening: Corner Store Alumni

Sunday October 30th Concert: Floyds Row

Sunday November 13th Concert:

The National Symphony Orchestra's "Last Stand Quartet"

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