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DC9 Nightclub welcomes Snug House

Go see Snug House at DC9 Nightclub this Sunday, with special guest Eli Lev.

Snug House: Through the eager chatter at a bar venue, you hear the muted opening notes of a piano ballad. The melody is soon joined by a plaintive voice, which sings alone for only a few moments before being joined by three more, swelling into an ocean of sound that fills the room. The chatter dies as the audience leans into a sound that is lush, rustic, and new—entranced by four personalities harmonizing as artists, singers and good friends.

Eli Lev: Global citizen and folk singer Eli Lev is making the world a smaller place, one song at a time. Eli pens hymns for everyday enlightenment—songs that resonate because they’re heartfelt, earthy, and offer wisdom culled from self-discovery.

His recent four-album project is inspired by the wisdom and majesty of the Navajo Nation’s four cardinal directions. Each album is a carefully curated experience with a distinct musical aesthetic and conceptual threads aligned within this overarching and sacred indigenous perspective. His first release, All Roads East released in 2017, with Way Out West just becoming available on December 14th, 2018. Together, this four-part series imaginatively and intrepidly connects spheres and generations with a body of work that is irresistibly uplifting, emotionally resonant, and groundbreaking.

Sun, July 21, 2019
Doors: 7:30pm
Show: 8:00pm

DC9 Nightclub
1940 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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