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Before the picks, a video courtesy of the wayback machine and, uh, John Mayer’s blog, featuring Ray Charles and a particularly swangin’ Billy Preston.
- Summer Concerts at Farragut Square—with its weekly cross-section of local rock—continues tonight and the following Thursday.
- Friday Night Live! Summer Concert Series in Herndon, VA.
- Check out the Silver Spring Summer Concert Series.
Saturday: Columbia Pike Blues Festival in Arlington; Frog Holler & Sarah Borges at Iota; War at Carter Barron Amphitheatre; New Day Rising at Kilroy’s; The Method, The Bourbon Dynasty, Airport Boulevard, Buck Forty Nine at the Red and the Black.
And for the final video this week: Emmylou’s performance in The Last Waltz.
P.S. Curm: I left you a couple strategic openings. Have at it!