"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.
Chris and his band recently played at a big birthday bash given for me, and they were absolutely AWESOME!! Super talented, entertaining, and just all ...
Jan 01, 2013
My husband and I used EastCoast Entertainment to find the PERFECT band for our wedding: Justin Trawick. Eric and I wanted a very laid back, fun, engag...
Jan 01, 2013
Thanks so much for your performance. I can't tell you how many people came up to me and asked the same question: "Why aren't these guys fa...
Jan 01, 2013
4 Non Blondes - What's up (In my song Someone)
Adele - Hometown Glory
Ani DiFranco/Bob Schneider Mashup - Fuel/Hell Yeah
Bob Schneider - 2002
Bob Schneider - Big Blue Sea
Britney Spears - Hit me baby one more time (learning)
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark
Coldplay - Fix You (In my song Photographs)
Cracker - Get off This (In my song Second Stop to Loneliness
Dobie Gray - Drift Away
Everclear - Santa Monica (In my song Snow Angels)
Gillian Welch - Miss Ohio
House of Pain - Jump Around
Lyle Lovett - If I had a boat
Metro Station - Shake it (In my song Lemonade)
Mumford and Sons - Little Lion Man
Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel
Pete Yorn - Life on a Chain (learning)
Radiohead - High and Dry
Rap Medley - Various hip hop songs that Josh and I can go back and forth on
Snoop Dogg - Gin and Juice
Sublime - What I Got
The Airborne Toxic Event - Sometime Around Midnight (learning)
Tom Petty - American Girl (In my song Photographs)
Tom Petty - Last Dance with Mary Jane
Traditional Bluegrass - Glendale Train
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