The Band Concord @ Jammin Java | Vienna, VA
Last weekend marked the third time that The Band Concord stepped onto the stage at Jammin Java in Vienna, VA, and I think it's safe to say that it was the best yet. Ever since the band made its first appearance at Jammin Java, we have felt so fortunate to have performed on the same stage that bands such as the Lumineers, The Civil Wars, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeroes, and many others have played on.
One of the coolest things about playing here is that we use it as a measuring device as to how far we have come as a band.
The first time we played a show at Jammin Java, we were one of five bands to share the stage that night and, at the time, The Band Concord was just a duet made up of Andrew and myself. This was a super exciting/terrifying experience for us but, in the end, turned out to be a lot of fun and the crowd seemed to accept us fairly well.
The second time, we brought the whole gang. This was shortly after recording so we were still fairly rusty with the way the songs had presented themselves to us on the album. That night we opened for The Old Ceremony who had previously opened for The Avett Brothers. 😳 So, needless to say, we were all pretty nervous about that show as well!
This go around, however, was one of the funnest shows I think we have ever played. Our good friends William Wild and Atoka Chase, who's music you should go and listen to RIGHT NOW, were kind enough to open for us and, as always, both blew it out of the water. The room was filled with a rather small crowd of our closest friends and fans and felt very intimate and close. On top of all that, the sound engineer really knew his stuff and it all sounded amazing on stage.
Being able to connect with the small audience and share the stage with good friends was an awesome feeling and I hope shows like this present themselves more in our future.
I tried to capture some images to show off the venue and the kinds of things we do while waiting to go on. I have to apologize for not getting any photographs of Atoka Chase. They were on while we were eating dinner, but they sure made for some lovely dinner music!
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