Banjo-driven indie folk band Luray is headlining 6th & I‘s intimate Downstairs space this Saturday, 24 August, and ShowlistDC is giving away a pair of tickets! This is a particularly special show, because it’s the CD Release show for the group’s debut album The Wilder, which comes out officially next Tuesday August 27th. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me what you’d be doing on Saturday instead of going to this show, and I’ll pick the winner at random (using random.org) on Thursday, 22 August at noon Eastern. Be sure to use a valid email address when you enter, so I can contact you if you win (and don’t worry: your email address won’t be posted publicly when you comment on this entry and won’t be added to any sort of mailing list). If you’re a hotmail user, please add email@example.com to your address book or no-spam list, as other hotmail users have had problems with emails from us not getting through. Also note that we ask winners to respond within 24 hours, or else we have to pick another winner, so make sure to check your email regularly!
Luray is fronted by DC-based singer-songwriter Shannon Carey, and The Wilder was recorded in Eau Claire, Wisconsin with her brother Sean Carey (of S. Carey and Bon Iver) and also features her brother Colin Carey (vibes/drums) and husband Gabriel Wisniewski (electric guitar). But the heart of the band lies with her banjo, which adds hints of bluegrass to her folky indie-rock. Luray has been playing shows all over town for the past few years, playing with locals like Justin Jones, Justin Trawick, and Ms. Fridrich, as well as touring musicians like Jim White and the Spring Standards.
You can hear Luray’s music over at her Soundcloud page, and I’ve linked a few videos below.
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If you come across this post after the contest has closed, or if you’re not the lucky winner, then you can pick up tickets for $10, plus service fees, via ticketmaster.com.
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