Category Archives: Special Concerts

Solidarity Concert for Nicaragua

August 24, 2018


Elena & Los Fulanos

Since 2011, DC-based bilingual folk-rock band ELENA & LOS FULANOS has been creating music that ranges from twangy, heartbreak-themed folk Americana, to soothing, introspective, violin-infused Latin rock. Influenced by front-woman Elena Lacayo’s experience growing up in two cultures (Nicaraguan and American), Elena & Los Fulanos creates a world where language and tradition meld with catchy melodies and inventive chords to enhance appreciation for diversity in an increasingly multi-cultural world.

Funds will be used by the ADN to support Nicaraguans in the country and continue solidarity actions in the U.S.


American Primitive Guitar Festival

APRIL 14, 2018
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Danny Paul Grody at 1:00
Dylan Golden Aycock at 1:50
Carroll Café is delighted to be one of eight venues for this American Primitive guitar festival sponsored by the City of Takoma Park, Rhizome DC, and Main Street Takoma.
More information and tickets are available through The Thousand Incarnations of the Rose website.

Self-taught guitarist Danny Paul Grody is a solo musician and founding member of San Francisco-based bands Tarentel and the Drift. The melodies at the core of his songwriting bring to mind his love of West African kora, Takoma-style fingerpicking and all things minimal, repetitive and hypnotic. He released his first solo album, Fountain, in 2010. His sixth album, Other States, was released in 2016 by Geographic North for their (excellently-curated) Sketch for Winter IV cassette series.
Dylan Golden Aycock is an American Primitive guitarist and experimental musician from Tulsa, OK. NPR named his Church of Level Track “one of the Top 10 Solo Guitar Records of 2016.” Uncut described him as “respectfully expanding on Takoma School roots, moving towards the sort of chamber folk compositions mastered by James Blackshaw and William Tyler.” Pitchfork‘s Marc Masters notes that Aycock “is credited with nine different instruments, including violin, drums, and synthesizers . . . but each of [Church of Level Track‘s} seven songs focuses squarely on acoustic guitar, using other elements to add atmosphere to [his] thoughtful picking.”
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