Lincoln Durham

Lincoln Durham

The Ghost Wolves

Fri May 18

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is all ages

Lincoln Durham - (Set time: 9:50 PM)
Lincoln Durham

Armed with old bastardized mid-century guitars, hand-me-down fiddles and banjos, home-made contraptions with just enough tension on a string to be considered an instrument and any random percussive item he can get his hands or feet on, Lincoln Durham is a roots-rock revivalist with a heavy amped edge, preaching the gospel of some new kind of depraved music. With driving guttural beats back-boning various growling stringed instruments Lincoln gives birth to a sound that transcends genres with his dark, poetic and raw writing style, telling tales that E.A. Poe would have been proud of. Lincoln’s musical odyssey began in the little Texas town of Itasca when his grandpa, Charlie, and dad, Ed, put a fiddle in his hands at age 4. He would grow into an accomplished fiddle player around Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, winning the Texas State Youth Fiddle Championship at age 10. Lincoln afterward followed the path so many musicians have, finding his vice in the seductive, siren-like callings of the electric guitar, or, in Lincoln’s case, the acoustic slide guitar with gnarly pickups haphazardly screwed into it. Lincoln’s true biography is in his live show. The passion in his sweat drenched, mesmerizing one-man-band show draws you in to feel every scar and drop of blood in his painfully intimate lyrics. It takes something beautifully “off” to get on stage with just hands and feet for a band, driven by a howling voice, and morbidly preach a music that harkens back to the old blues masters, Son House and FredMcDowell, infused with the edge and angst of Tom Waits and Nick Cave.
The Ghost Wolves - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
The Ghost Wolves

Carley Wolf grew up with a pack of wolf - hybrid dogs on a Texas hill country ranch. When she met Jonny Wolf in 2011 and they started making music together, they named their band The Ghost Wolves as a way of remembering the beloved animals from her family who had passed on to the next life.

The Austin, Texas duo began blending blues, rock n' roll, punk and early American music with modern forms, breaking the monotony they felt working as side musicians in Americana and folk bands. Their feral sound and wild live show quickly drew them a loyal following in their hometown, and after the release of their first EP In Ya Neck! they were invited overseas to perform.

The duo has since toured internationally for almost 6 years straight, with nearly 1000 shows in over 23 countries including most of Western Europe, The USA, the UK and Japan. Their second full length album, TEXA$ PLATINUM, was released in April 2017 by Berlin based label Hound Gawd! records. They are currently working with producer Rob Fraboni (The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Last Waltz) on their third album. Their music has been featured in film and TV by Netflix, HBO, Showtime and other networks.

At their shows, Carley channels Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry and Nick Cave simultaneously. She is both frightening and enlightening - her full stack guitar fuzz rumbling and rattling your brain case while she sings and squeals away in her natural Betty-Boop helium pitch. Jonny pumps out the beats, a solid foundation for Carley's throwdown. Odd instruments often find their way on stage - one string cigar box guitars, a crystal punch bowl from Jonny's grandmother's house, a metal garden watering can. These two make music in their own way, and after a Ghost Wolves show, you are made one of the pack, no choice about it.
Venue Information:
DC9 Nightclub
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001