Back on Jan. 26, I went to see Justin Trawick share a set at the ever-popular bar and music venue Iota in Arlington. Thought I’d share a quick report.
Justin is a much sought-after independent singer/songwriter in the DC area for good reason. First, Justin writes very good music. You want proof? His song “All the Places that I’ve Been” got a Silver Award in this year’s Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (which has entries from everywhere, not just the Mid-Atlantic U.S.) Second, Justin puts together a good set list. For that you can take my word or – better yet – attend one of his shows to judge for yourself. But seriously, a good set list is important because any good performer wants to bring the audience along on a musical journey. Justin does that very well. Finally, Justin is a good entertainer. I believe that when a group of people devotes their evening to come see and hear someone share his or her music, an artist needs to bring more to the table than just pretty songs. Justin has a likeable delivery of between-song chatter that keeps the audience interested, engaged and entertained.
You can find more on Justin by clicking through here — Justin Trawick. He is also founder, organizer and host of the traveling “9 Songwriter Series” in which Justin invites 9 songwriters to share a few of their original tunes in a showcase format. You should check that out too!