Mars Arts D.C. Concert Series at Songbyrd
and The Common Good
Sun, Apr 2, 6 p.m.
Songbyrd Music House
inger-songwriter Justin Trawick and his band The Common Good bring an enthralling acoustic performance of poetic lyricism and toe-tapping melodies to the Mars Arts D.C. Concert Series at Songbyrd stage.
Justin Trawick and The Common Good is the local DMV Americana band lead by singer-songwriter Justin Trawick. Trawick has been performing in the Washington DC area and along the East Coast since 2006, citing musical influences like Bob Schneider, Greensky Bluegrass, The Tallest Man on Earth, G. Love, Old Crow Medicine Show, and David Gray. In February of 2014, Trawick won “Song of the Year” at the Washington Area Music Awards for his solo recording of “All the Places That I’ve Been.” In January of 2018, “Justin Trawick and The Common Good” released their first EP, “The Riverwash EP,” which features Norah Jones’ guitarist Adam Levy. In 2020 the band released the single “Back of the Line” during the coronavirus quarantine and was featured on Reuters, CNN, Al Jazeera, Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Parade Magazine, American Songwriter Magazine, Voice of America and Virginia Living Magazine for Trawick’s livestream series and secret backyard concert series created during the pandemic. As the founder of the nationally touring show “The 9 Songwriter Series” and co-founder of “The Circus Life Podcast” with guests such as Kevin Eubanks, Chris Thomas King, Ernie Halter, Yarn, and Snuffy Walden, Trawick has built a brand that extends far beyond his home base in DC.
This event is free. Advanced registration required.
This event is part of the Mars Arts D.C. Concert Series at Songbyrd—a free, four-part concert series offering a monthly musical oasis to D.C.-music lovers of all kinds. Ranging from March to June of 2023, the Mars Arts D.C. Concert Series at Songbyrd features local artists performing a wide array of genres. Acts include Helen Hayes Award-winning vocalist Nova Y. Payton, folk band Justin Trawick and the Common Good, electronic fusion group The Inner Temples Electronic Music Ensemble ft. DJ Adrian Loving, and the jazz infused go-go band The JoGo Project.
The Mars Arts D.C. Concert Series at Songbyrd is made possible through the generous support of Gary and Silvia Yacoubian/SVS.
Special thanks to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.