Black Angel Down, The Forest Wall, and Talia Segal

According to Wikipedia, the DC area is “particularly known for the musical genres of hardcore punk, bluegrass, and a local funk genre called “go-go“.  Think Fugazi, the Seldom Scene, and Chuck Brown.  Now that’s diversity.  This edition of Free Friday features three acts that showcase some of the area’s rock/pop/folk talent, each with a distinctly different style.

Black Angel Down

Black Angel Down brings together veterans of Charm City’s underground rock scene with frontman Nokio, one of the founders of the multi-platinum R&B group Dru Hill.  The result is guitar-driven rock propelled by forceful drumming and elevated by strong vocals and sophisticated harmonies.

The Forest Wall

Originally from Philadelphia, the core of The Forest Wall is the brother and sister duo of Derek and Amanda Salazar.  After pursing their musical interests independently, they joined together this year to produce their debut EP.  The muted and ethereal tones of “Canon” are nicely echoed by the stop motion painting in their video for the song.

 

Talia Segal

Our final Free Friday download comes from Talia Segal, folk/pop/rock singer-songwriter and DC native.  Talia has been plugging away at the DIY peripatetic musician trade for a few years now, and she really does get around.  Talia is preparing to release her third album, and is currently on her Free CD tour of these United States of America.  Show up and get a free CD, it’s that simple.  In the meantime, check out “First There is Goodbye” below.

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