Waker

Waker

Augustus James

Sun April 8

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is all ages

Waker - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Waker


Waker was founded by childhood friends and songwriting duo Chase Bader (vocals, acoustic) and Conor Kelly (electric guitar). The group mashes soul, rock & roll and funk into an eclectic, danceable sound, focusing on songs that aim for the heart, head… and feet.

Originally known as Koa, Waker was christened in late summer 2016 following the addition of drummer Dave Czuba and organist/pianist David Crutcher to the already talented lineup of Ryan Ladd (bass), Alex Mathews (sax) and Ryan McClanahan (percussion). With a name that stems from the line, “Getting close to bedtime, time to wake,” in their song, “Fever,” the intention has always been clear: to “wake people” with their music. In a short amount of time the band has already conquered festival stages at ACL, Hangout, SXSW, Firefly and Wakarusa. They’ve toured with JJ Grey & Mofro, Moon Taxi, Galactic and The Wailers, and recently recorded a session for Audiotree Live.

Since the release of their 2015 EP the band has continued their nonstop regiment of touring and writing. Look for new music in 2017.

Waker is an experience meant to be shared with others.
Augustus James - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Augustus  James


Augustus James is a singer/songwriter based in Washington, D.C. Formerly of Saint James and the Whiskey Fires, James has spent the past five years navigating the New York City and D.C. music communities, establishing his unique blend of Americana, folk, country, and rock & roll. His songwriting is inspired by the complementary and contradictory elements of American music that have characterized his upbringing: storytelling from the Texas country where his family lives; intimacy and introspection from the folk music of his mother’s generation; grit and energy from New York rock & roll. Over the coming months, James will be releasing two EPs--one old and one new--culminating in the start of a two month tour across the country, where he seeks to build on the influences that defined him. He hopes that you all will find something to love in the music he makes and embark alongside him on this American adventure.
Venue Information:
DC9 Nightclub
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
http://www.dcnine.com