One September evening at the Birchmere Music Hall in 2015, thirty of DC’s finest
musicians gathered to celebrate their heroes and display the virtuosic, genre-
blending music they proudly call their own. In the center of the stage stood a Fender
Telecaster, which was Gatton’s signature instrument. As the undisputed master of
this music, Gatton would blend jazz, blues, country, swing, rock, and
bluegrass—sometimes in the same solo. He grew up in Anacostia, and gave his
neighborhood’s name to this musical culture unique to DC—The Anacostia Delta.
This brand new documentary celebrating a music unique to Washington, D.C. and championed by the late Danny Gatton and Roy Buchanan will is available now on DVD and digital download at anacostiadelta.com
I’ll Explain Later is a sentiment that Nico has fully embodied on his quest to design the world in which he wants to live in, all while undoing the negativity around him. This state of mind is fittingly the name of Nico’s forthcoming album. A year and a half in the making, Nico allowed himself time, space and clarity to write I’ll Explain Later, with the intent and fervor he required.
Raised in Prince George’s County, MD, a predominantly African Raised in Prince Geo American community directly adjacent to Washington, DC, Nico was a witness to the unsightly truths of the economically weakened communities. With many people never expecting to ever find a way out, Nico refused to be complacent and watch the people in his city live a life absent of hope. At age 16, Nico made a commitment to use his talent for poignant writing, in conjunction with the musical brilliance the DM conjunction with the musical brilliance the DMV-area is known for, to go find hope and opportunities to bring back to the communities that shaped him into the man he is today.