INTERESTED IN JUSTIN TRAWICK - SOLO?

ARTIST BIO

"Our very own John Mayer" - Washington Post

Somewhere in-between John Prine and Jason Mraz lies Justin Trawick, a Washington, DC based singer-songwriter working hard to etch his name in musical history. Winner of the 2006 Emerging Artist Contest at the Takoma Park Folk Festival, he has played repeated performances at DC area venues such as the 9:30 Club, IOTA, Jammin Java, the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, and more. Justin has toured the east coast, performing at prominent out-of-town venues like World Cafe Live, the Knitting Factory and Antones in Austin, Texas. He has shared the stage with nationally renowned artists and bands like Brett Dennen, Pat Green, Bob Schneider, Blues Traveler, Sara Bareilles, Pat McGee, Ingram Hill, Edwin McCain, Corey Harris, Tyrone Wells, The Hackensaw Boys, The Gourds, Cowboy Mouth, Emmet Swimming,and even KC and the Sunshine Band!

Describing his music as "urban folk rock" and "singer/songwriter", Justin has a sound ranging from folk to bluegrass, and even acoustic funk-infused hip-hop. He performs both solo and with varying members of his eight-piece band, which consists of acoustic guitar, upright bass, drums, violin, mandolin, saxophone, cello, and hand percussion. His lyrics are gritty yet sweet, often referencing lessons learned or hopes for a better future.

His debut album, "How to Build a Life With a Lemonade Stand," is a drums-on-the-steering-wheel ride through thirteen songs captured live just as if he were playing in your living room. Justin released the record entitled "How To Build a Life With a Lemonade Stand" in February 2007. He has followed that up with his latest full-length album "Live at IOTA" which is a great demonstration of how Justin and his band have grown in a year. "Live at IOTA" was released May 2008 and he has worked extremely hard to continue to grow his already sizable fan base.

 

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SONG LIST

Americana/Bluegrass/Folk/Country

Bob Dylan - When I Paint My Masterpiece

Bob Schneider - Big Blue Sea

Bob Schneider - 2002

Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whiskey

Crosby Still Nash and Young- Teach Your Children

Darius Rucker - History in the Making
Dolly Parton - 9 to 5

Gillian Welch - Miss Ohio

Indigo Girls - Shame On You

Jimmy Buffett - Margaritaville

John Denver/Peter, Paul and Mary - Leaving On a Jetplane

John Prine- Angel From Montgomery

John Prine - In Spite of Ourselves

Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues

Johnny Cash- Jackson

The Lumineers - Ho Hey

Lyle Lovett - She’s No Lady

Lyle Lovett - If I Had a Boat

Mumford and Sons - Lion Little Man

Non-Traditional Bluegrass Cover - Beauty and the Beast

O Brother Where Are Thou Soundtrack- Man of Constant Sorrow

Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel

Paul Simon- You Can Call Me Al

Randy Newman - You’ve Got a Friend In Me

Riders of the Purple Sage- Glendale Train

Stevie Ray Vaughn- Pride and Joy

Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
Traditional Bluegrass - Glendale Train

 

Pop/Top 40/R&B

Adele - Hometown Glory

Amy Winehouse- Valerie

Aretha Frankline - Respect

Avicii- Wake Me Up

Beatles- Ob-LA-Di Ob-La-Da

The Bee Gees- Staying Alive

Beck- Loser/Where It’s At

Biz Markie - Just a Friend

Blackstreet - No Diggity

Bobby McFerrin- Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Britney Spears - Hit Me Baby One More Time

Cher- Believe

Coldplay - Fix You

The Commodores- Easy

Cracker - Get Off This

Crowded House- Don’t Dream It’s Over

Cyndi Lauper- Time After Time

DNCE - Cake By the Ocean

DJ Khalid - All I Do Is Win

Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks

The Four Tops- Sugar Pie Honey Bunch

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

House of Pain - Jump Around

Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

Kenny Loggins - Footloose

Kid Cudi- Pursuit of Happiness

The Lemonheads- The Outdoor Type

Macklemore - Thrift Shop

Macy Gray - I Try

Magnetic Fields- Book of Love

Meghan Trainor- All About that Bass

Metro Station - Shake It

Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang

OMI - Cheerleader

Otis Redding - Dock of the Bay

Portugal The Man - Feel It Still

The Proclaimers - 500 Miles

R. Kelly - Ignition

Rihanna - Stay

Snoop Doggy Dog/The Gourds - Gin & Juice

Talking Heads - This Must Be the Place

Taylor Swift - Bad Blood

Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

TLC- Waterfalls

Weather Girls - It's Raining Men

The Weeknd - The Hills

Wild Cub - Thunder Clatter

Whitney Houston - How Will I Know

Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Old School Hip Hop Medley

Rock
4 Non-Blondes - What's up

The Airborne Toxic Event - Sometime Around Midnight

Alanis Morissette- You Outta Know

Ani DiFranco - Fuel

Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark

Buffalo Springfield - For What Its Worth

Cake- Stickshifts & Safety Belts

Dobie Gray - Drift Away

Eagle Eye Cherry- Save Tonight

Everclear - Santa Monica

Fastball - The Way

Fountains of Wayne- Hey Julie

Journey - Don't Stop Believing

Lynard Skynard - Simple Man

Lynard Skynard - Sweet Home Alabama

Oasis - Wonderwall

Pete Yorn - Life on a Chain

Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here

Radiohead - High and Dry

Sublime - What I Got

System of a Down- Chop Suey

Three Dog Night- Never Been To Spain

Tom Petty - American Girl

Tom Petty - Last Dance with Mary Jane

XAmbassadors - Renegades

 

First Dance/Parent Dances
Elvis Presley- Can’t Help Falling In Love

Jeff Buckley- Hallelujah

Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World

Van Morrison- Into the Mystic


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