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Fairfax, VA, JM STEVENS WITH JULIET LLOYD!

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm EDT

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JM STEVENS
Hailing from Austin, Texas by way of West Point, Mississippi, critically acclaimed Americana and roots-rock/pop singer, songwriter, and producer, JM Stevens returns three years after his well-received solo debut, Invisible Lines. Releasing in April 2024, the 10-song Nowhere to Land is an overall mellower, more vulnerable record than its predecessor, though still speckled with some up-tempo rockers. It’s a thoughtful album further set apart by Stevens’ nuanced songcraft, intimate vocals, and organic production.
DittyTV praised Stevens as, “In that sweet spot of pop-rock represented by guys like Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, John Cafferty, Tom Petty, [and] Don Henley,” while The Big Takeover noted how his “Supremely tasteful arrangements keep excess far at bay.”
From contemplative, optimistic opener “Dry Creek” and the more jaunty but no less questioning title track, it’s a record that preserves the raw emotions of Stevens’ songcraft through admirably restrained production. “I wanted to keep it real open,” he said. “And it sometimes sounds bigger that way, because there’s more space to sink into, more room to breathe.”
Pangs of love, loss and loneliness punctuate Nowhere to Land’s bouts of doubt, jealousy, and recurring hope. Songs search for that old spark as lovers grow apart but often, tempered by empathy, resolve into acceptance and letting go. “After the Storm” came to Stevens almost fully formed while out running in the wake of Texas’ infamous 2021 ice storm, while fellow standout “Cherry Sunburst” takes doing whatever it took to acquire a coveted guitar as a metaphor for losing our senses in all manner of other situations.
Catch Stevens on tour in 2024 supporting Nowhere to Land.

JULIET LLOYD
Juliet Lloyd is an acclaimed Washington, DC-based singer/songwriter who has garnered comparisons to Patty Griffin, Grace Potter, Carole King and Chris Stapleton for her signature blend of soulful, roots-infused folk/pop. Across her 20-year career as a writer and artist, Juliet has released three albums, garnering placements on television shows on MTV and VH1 and airplay on more than 175 radio stations across the country. Her 2022 EP High Road, hailed as a “top-tier singer/songwriter album” by reviewers, features songs that earned Juliet top honors in the 2022 Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards and Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, four “Wammie” finalist nods, and several other prestigious national songwriter awards in 2023. Both solo and with her band, Juliet has performed 150+ shows a year since 2020, including headlining and supporting spots at regional festivals and a growing number of listening rooms across the US.
Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Juliet relocated to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music on a vocal scholarship. Within a year of playing her first local gig, Juliet had performed, both solo and with her band, in some of Boston’s best clubs and gained the attention of publications such as the Boston Globe, which proclaimed her to be “on the cusp of stardom.”
Her debut album, All Dressed Up (2005), featured nine songs that garnered awards from Billboard Magazine and Berklee College of Music, and led Juliet to being chosen as a semi-finalist in the Acoustic Live competition in Los Angeles and invited to take part in the prestigious NY Songwriters’ Circle.

Following the release of her sophomore album Leave the Light On (2007), which included songs that have since been featured on “The Real World,” “The Hills” and “Tough Love,” Juliet embarked on a tour of festivals and clubs across the country, from Boston to Los Angeles. Highlights included sharing the stage with international act Travis and opening for classic rock legend America in front of an audience of 10,000. Juliet was named ‘best female vocalist in Boston’ in a poll by Boston’s WBZ-TV, and received glowing coverage in print and television media across the northeast, with the Boston Globe recognizing the album for being “​​an astonishingly slick independent CD with a big studio sound.”

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Date:
April 27
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm EDT
Website:
https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/lwxzegkxpk