Music on the Lawn: Justin Trawick and The Common Good

Thursday, August 11, 2022, 6:30 pm
National Building Museum, West Lawn
TICKETS:
Free

Join Folger Theatre for free concerts on the west lawn of the National Building Museum on select Thursdays at 6:30pm before performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Enjoy a free concert by Justin Trawick and The Common Good, local bluegrass and roots band.

Woman-owned food truck Kam & 46 is on-site offering delicious Hawaiian and Filipino food.


Justin Trawick has been performing in the Washington, DC area and along the East Coast since 2006, citing musical influences like Bob Schneider, Greensky Bluegrass, The Tallest Man on Earth, G. Love, Old Crow Medicine Show, and David Gray.  In February of 2014, Trawick won “Song of the Year” at the Washington Area Music Awards for his solo recording of “All the Places That I’ve Been," which can be downloaded on iTunes as a single along with his five other solo records and EPs.  In June of 2015, Trawick released his first single, “Goodbye,” under the band name "Justin Trawick and the Common Good,” written about the search for direction and belonging in a world that always feels one step ahead of you.  In January of 2018, “Justin Trawick and The Common Good” released their first EP, “The Riverwash EP,” which features Norah Jones’ guitarist Adam Levy.  In 2020 the band released the single “Back of the Line” during the coronavirus quarantine and was featured on Reuters, CNN, Al Jazeera, Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Parade Magazine, American Songwriter Magazine, Voice of America, and Virginia Living Magazine for Trawick’s livestream series and secret backyard concert series created during the pandemic.  On August 27th, 2021 Trawick released his latest single “I’m Doing Alright”, whose chorus he’d been singing as a theme song on Facebook Live and his secret backyard shows throughout the entirety of the pandemic.  

Trawick and the band have performed for the Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival, Appaloosa Roots Music Festival, Floyd Yoga Jam, TedxEast in NYC at the City Winery, and TedxPennsylvaniaAvenue in DC at the Newseum.  Additionally, Trawick has opened for over 30 national acts, including Suzanne Vega, Wyclef Jean, Brett Dennen, Blues Traveler, Enter The Haggis, Bob Schneider, and Edwin McCain, and shared bills with Dr. Dogg and The Avett Brothers.  As the founder of the nationally touring show “The 9 Songwriter Series” and co-founder of “The Circus Life Podcast" with guests such as Kevin Eubanks, Chris Thomas King, Ernie Halter, Yarn, and Snuffy Walden, Trawick has built a brand that extends far beyond his home base in DC.  For more information, please visit http://justintrawick.com.