Local folk-rock outfit Junior League Band, has set a release date for its third LP, Jelly Roll: drops July 16. Release party is that evening at the Rock & Roll Hotel. The album, presumably named for legendary jazz bandleader Jelly Roll Morton, features the horn section from Levon Helm’s Band.
Lissy Rosemont, the medical-student-turned-folk-diva who fronts the group, was one of the nearly 1 million in attendance at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival over the weekend—some of whom, per WaPo’s account, were moved to laconic statements about coconuts, quesedillas, and the weather.
Elsewhere in WaPo, Anne Midgette explores whether opera needs to make room for new work by younger playwrights, rather than keep rolling out the same, standard repertory year after year. Sounds like a vaguely familiar dillemma…
Speaking of music festivals and oblique allusions to articles about music festivals, the schedule for the Fort Reno summer music series came out Friday. Stay tuned for more about the bands.