July 8: Barrett Smith w/Chris MacVittie

This concert brings The Stone Room experience to a new and perhaps unexpected performance space, Bikenetic, a full-service bicycle shop at 922 W. Broad Street in Falls Church, owned by Jan Feuchtner.  As Jan says, nothing goes better with biking than beer and music, so we're inaugurating this particular space as a new, albeit occasional, music venue.  This show will work much like the house concerts -- there will be a suggested contribution (of $10-15 a person), and guests are welcome to bring snacks/desserts and/or a beverage.  Some beer and wine will be served.

Barrett Smith comes to us from Asheville, NC, to bring a beautiful mix of elegant songwriting and exquisite guitar work.  Currently working as a guitarist and singer in the Shannon Whitworth Band, he loves to take a break from his intense touring schedule to bring audiences a special night of his own original music.  With a background in classical guitar, Barrett brings an astonishing level of instrumental mastery to his songs and compositions. However, he may be best known for his multi-instrumental contributions to various acclaimed bluegrass bands over the last 10 years.  So between his original songs, you’re just as likely to hear the intricacy of Bach as you are the foot-stomping joy of old-time Appalachian mountain music.  Or maybe even both at the same time…

Barrett brings an intense passion and a light-hearted intimacy to his show that, in the best way, immediately connects him to an audience.  It’s an evening that promises to deliver all of the emotion and artistry that you always hope for in a live music experience.

Christopher MacVittie, an excellent singer-songwriter based in the DC area, will also be performing. You can listen to some of his recent music here

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