Justin Nozuka + Good Old War

Justin Nozuka + Good Old War

River Matthews

Tue Mar 13

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$20.00 - $30.00

• Full dinner and drink menu available
• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service

Justin Nozuka
Justin Nozuka
Justin Nozuka began writing his own songs at the age of 12. Since then he has continued to impress every person who comes across him. His debut album ‘Holly’ was released in 2007 to critical acclaim when Justin was 17 years old. Since his debut, Justin has received an NRJ Award for ‘Duo of the Year’. He was also nominated for two JUNO awards (most recently being in 2011 for Adult Alternative Album of the Year, a category he shared with Neil Young). He has toured the world extensively. Justin’s musical influences are soul, gospel, folk, and blues. Playing support slots for world renowned artists such as Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, John Mayer and Jason Mraz while lending his voice to bring attention to social causes, Nozuka continues to demonstrate his ability to impress and inspire on a global level. His new EP “High Tide” featuring the new single “All I Need” is available now on all streaming platforms.
Good Old War
Good Old War
Philadelphia indie band Good Old War has spent the past five years building an incredible live following with their acoustic-driven, sing-along-inspiring live performances, both as a headliner and support for a diverse group of artists including Alison Krauss, Guster, Joshua Radin, Brandi Carlisle and Dr. Dog. Now, the band returns with Broken Into Better Shape, a 10-song album that is a grand collaboration and finds Good Old War pushing their musical boundaries to the limit. Recorded in Nashville and produced by Jason Lehning (Mat Kearney, Dolly Parton), Broken Into Better Shape is the follow up to the critically acclaimed Come Back As Rain, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseeker chart, and led to national TV performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! & Conan.
River Matthews
River Matthews
The music of River Matthews flows from a uniquely timeless place. His distinctive voice, reminiscent of artists like Jeff Buckley and Sixto ‘Sugarman’ Rodriguez, creaks and rasps with wisdom and experience. His patient, personal blend of soul and folk effortlessly transcends eras and genres.

Produced by Jamie Scott (Michael Kiwanuka, One Direction, Ron Sexsmith, Jessie Ware) and Luke Potashnick (Temperance Movement, Gabrielle Aplin), River’s debut EP, Feels Like Morning (May 20, 2016), deals with themes of new beginnings, honesty, love and loss. In addition to the soaring and upbeat title track, the EP also includes “Catherine” and “Over” - two beautiful ballads capable of bringing giants to their knees - as well as the poetic “Stars.”

Though his love for music and performing exists since childhood, River's relationship with songwriting developed over time. His experience working at a school in his hometown of Woking, UK, using music as a form of therapy for children with special needs, helped River deepen his connection to music. The school further invested in the program by building a music studio, which in turn encouraged River’s own music career. Throughout his journey, River remains characteristically modest and authentic. “I really don’t have any set theories about how my music works,” he says. “I just need it somehow to feel right to me, that’s all. Nothing much more than that.”
Venue Information:
Union Stage
740 Water Street SW
Washington, DC, 20024
http://www.unionstage.com/