One of the Washington area’s top honky tonk bands, The Backroads Band plays classic country music like it was played back then. In no time at all, they’ll have you out on the dance floor doing a boot scootin’ two step or snuggling up close for a buckle polishing slow tune. Their sound is vintage country from the 1940s-1970s plus original roots songs written in that early country style.
Contemporary and Classic Rock, Country and Blues Acoustic Duo.
You asked for it – we did it!! Just a slight twist on the name so we could avoid those pesky Facebook removals………….
TIGER TANTRUM (New England IPA)
will be tapping on Tuesday, August 7th!
Back by popular demand (and the occasional threat of bodily harm if we didn’t bring it back) this IPA was a crowd favorite the first time it was made. But due to another kind of threat we opted for a name change this time around. Hopped with Citra, Motueka and Southern Cross, this citrus-filled beauty also makes for a really yummy breakfast. It’s GRRRRREAT!
NEIPA / 7% ABV / 55 IBU
Mug Clubbers – Don’t forget – Tony will buy your first one!
Tuesday, July 31, is Tapping Tuesday!!
Pimp My Tuk Tuk
Thai Spiced Lager / 5.4% ABV / 17 IBU / $6
Light grist of pilsner, spelt and flaked rice doped up with a curry of Asian ingredients & fermented with lager yeast. We could describe it more, but just try it after answering these questions honestly:
1) Do you like Thai Food? – No? Order something else.
2) Do you have allergies to any of the following: lemongrass, galangal, coconut, kaffir lime, tamarind, sambal oelek, palm sugar, lactose or thai chili pepper? –No?
You may proceed.
And remember, MUG CLUB MEMBERS, Prayong buys your first one!
Jason Ager is a dedicated father, a passionate college professor, and a hyper-literate original songwriter. Balancing a PhD in German Literature with a few days a week as a stay-at-home dad, Jason still plays more than 100 shows a year in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. On his third album, Porchlight, Ager’s talent as a storyteller shines as he weaves together the academic and the arcane into clever lyrics that reward the careful listener. Nestled comfortably atop classic soul, R&B, and rock influences, songs like “Overload” and “Everybody Needs Love” epitomize Jason’s ability to rouse hearts and minds in the same breath.
July 3rd is Tapping Tuesday
Hefeweizen / 16 oz / 5.0% ABV / 14 IBU
Traditional Bavarian-style Hefeweizen.
So frighteningly good and true-to-style, we decided to give it an equally frightening name.
Trust us – you never want to meet a Tatzelwurm. (Google it!)
And don’t forget, Mug Clubbers – Diablo will buy your first beer!
Swamp Candy is an internationally touring, primitive blues influenced Americana duo. Ruben Dobbs’ aggressive finger-picking and rhythmic style (which often adds up to sounding like more than one guitar) combined with Joey Mitchell’s bass playing, pounding kick drum and percussive bass throttling (representing the presence of a full drum kit) easily fill up the sonic space normally created by a trio or even a four-piece. Dobbs’ soulful, passionate vocals are the glue that holds it all together and makes the band tick.
The Bodine Brothers offer a bodacious blend of high energy classic rock, hard drivin’ outlaw country, blistering blues and smokin’ southern rock. The Bodine Brothers perform an assortment of songs by ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tom Petty, Jimi Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Aerosmith, Rolling Stones, Santana, Poison, Bob Seger, Dwight Yoakam, Waylon Jennings, John Cougar Mellencamp, Steppenwolf, Bad Company and many more.
“Freddie Long is starting down a sunny road paved with talent, devotion, and a sense of how to make music both fun and meaningful. I hope that this road is a long one…” -Nathan Olson, Indie-Music.com
The little girl grows up and buys her first record albums. Janis Joplin is a favorite. Later she sees Stevie Nicks in concert and is mesmerized by her sultry vocal delivery. These are the sounds that inspire a teenager’s passion for blues and R&B – music with grit and soul.
Mary Shaver has been singing all her life. She is first and foremost a blues artist influenced by the likes of Slim Harpo and Big Mama Thornton. She labels her own style as “Texas, Louisiana and Chicago Blues meets Memphis Soul,” and local critics and musicians have likened her powerful voice to all her idols. But her path as an artist has not been a particularly straight or smooth one.
“Pulling from rock, pop, folk, jazz, and funk influences Chris’ sound is definitely his own. A ‘fan of the fan’ Chris loves to engage the audience making a show more like a group of friends in their living room than strangers in a venue.”
Blues rock band out of Poolesville, Maryland. Influenced by Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Bill Withers and Red Hot Chili Peppers, they deliver a sound that gets people moving and keeps them rockin’ all night long!