66. See Christylez Bacon Live

Posted at May 20, 2011 by 2 Comments

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As you know, I very rarely feature musical artists or concerts on the blog.  Just a little rule I made for myself when I started this journey:  Write posts that will be relevant years from now.

And for me to break my little rule, the artist would have to be a musical rule breaker as well.  Someone that would still have folks stumbling across this blog 10 years from now to say

“I saw him in concert last night, and the show was off the hook!”

Well, in the annuls of musical rule-breaking, Christylez Bacon is downright criminal!

A ukele playing, banjo strumming, bongo drums beating, beatboxing, spoon clapping, hip hop super artist.

Well that would pretty much sum him up if Christylez Bacon were the type of musician that could be so neatly summed up.  Alas, the only real prediction I can make if you caught him live, is that you will be seriously entertained.

Expect traditional elements of hip hop fused with a surprising array of genres of music.  His last album? A Hip Hop meets folk music collective called “Banjo to  Beatbox” that was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Whether he’s performing with the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra (Like at a recent Lincoln Theatre show) or backed by his own bongo drums, you’re in for a crazy fun ride.

Christylez Bacon is a Washington DC Treasure and I’m happy to see his success after having been a fan from the Sankofa bookstore days.

Seriously, stalk his stuff here: http://www.christylez.com and if you can, catch him performing at Bloombars on Saturday May 21st at 7:00 Pm.  You’re in for a treat.

Now, what did they say about rules?

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2 Responses to “66. See Christylez Bacon Live”

  1. MIke says:

    Yay, I saw him at the Poetry Slam at Lincoln Theatre and he was really good. I’ll have to try to catch him in concert.


    • rohan says:

      You’re welcome. It’s funny seeing how much he has grown as a musician. I remember going up to Sankofa book store on Georgeia Ave about 6 years ago to listen to him perform. Always fun!


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