Wednesday, June 22, 2005


I Feel Like Bustin' Loose

Congrats to DC's own "Godfather of Go-Go" Chuck Brown on receiving one of the 2005 NEA National Heritage Fellowship Awards.

From the NEA site:

As a group, these folk and traditional artists reflect the diverse heritage and cultural traditions that transcend their beginnings to become part of our national character. Americans all, they bring age-old customs, crafts and ways of living to the flux of American life, a pluralism that makes us strong and defines us, in the words of Walt Whitman, as "not merely a nation but a teeming nation of nations."

Rock on, Chuck.

Another of this year's honorees is Wanda Jackson, who just so happens to be playing at The Black Cat on July 8. I may have to check her out.

Chuck Brown was at the next table from me at Ben's Chili Bowl on Saturday morning. It was a very DC experience.
wooohoo, looking forward to wanda jackson!
Yeah - I'm about 90% sure I'm gonna go. The more I hear about her, the more I want to go.
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