The Week Ahead … CouncilMember Allen meets Hill East Community Thursday Night &

Core members of The Capitol Hillbillies Jam at Eastern Market Sunday afternoon.

Core members of The Capitol Hillbillies – Joel and Pearl Bailes – Jam at Eastern Market Sunday afternoon.

Joel Bailes at the rolling piano - note wheels.

Joel Bailes at the rolling piano – note wheels.

Piano hammers

Piano hammers

Joel and Pearl Bailes

Joel and Pearl Bailes

The Week Ahead … CouncilMember Allen meets Hill East Community Thursday Night &

The Capitol Hillbillies Jammin’ at Eastern Market on Sunday – Photos

By Larry Janezich

The Capitol Hillbillies’ mission is to bring New Orleans to Capitol Hill.  The band performs in configurations of 2 to 9 musicians, presenting primitive New Orleans –style jazz and gospel, hot blues, early country, jug band tunes along with an occasional rockabilly or Chicago Blues.

The band lists its influences as Robert Johnson, Son House, Leadbelly, Blind Willie McTell, Blind Willie Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Bessie Smith, Lottie Kimbrough, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Big Bill Broonzy, Tampa Red, Muddy Waters, Cannon’s Jug Stompers, The Memphis Jug Band, The Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Peter Stampfel, Noah Lewis, The Harry Smith Folk Anthology, etc.

In addition to busking on Capitol Hill, the band performs at private events.  See Facebook, here:  http://on.fb.me/1dafE65 or Contact:  Joel Bailes: rollingpiano@gmail.com

The Week Ahead….

Wednesday, June  24

Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee meets at 7:00pm in Eastern Market’s North Hall.

Thursday, June 25

ANC 6B Hill East Task Force Meets at 6:30pm at St. Coletta of Greater Washington, 1901 Independence Avenue Southeast.  CouncilMember Charles Allen will provide community updates and take questions from the Task Force and attendees.  Also, officials from the DC Department of Health and Human Services will discuss the DC General Homeless Shelter, including an update on the plan to replace the shelter and close DC General.  Participating in the meeting will be Brenda Donald, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services and Laura Zeilinger, Director of the Department of Human Services.

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