66. See Christylez Bacon Live
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.
Now, what did they say about rules?
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