Update: The Charlottesville meetup will be on Monday, September 18th, 2006 at Gravity Lounge (103 South First St), starting at 6:30pm. Please RSVP by sending an email to tour@pandora.com with ‘Charlottesville’ in the subject line.
Charlottesville looks like it’s going to be the place where I’m launching my fall tour. What better place to start than the home of DMB… Looking like September. My itinerary is still a work in progress, though local listeners in Charlottesville can definitely expect a town hall meeting. Seen a lot of energy for Norfolk, Roanoke, Virginia Beach and others on our blog comments. Hoping to hit UVA, and other schools too – any students out there with suggestions? I’ve really enjoyed the campus visits we’ve had so far. Please leave any comments or suggestions you may have below.
We love reading and responding to your feedback on the blog – the comments have been a treasure trove of great insights and guidance as we plan our visits. If you have a particular idea you want to discuss, or just want to get more involved, we’re eager for help – just drop us an email at tour@pandora.com. Please include your location in the subject line of your message too. No idea is too big or small!

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  1. Hunter Chorey
    March 22, 2006 at 11:54am
    Yeah, in Charlottesville, check out The Gravity Lounge - a lot of indy laid back eclectic stuff. ( http://www.gravity-lounge.com/ ) Starr Hill Music Hall - everything from local favorites liek Sparky's Flaw to Duncan Sheik, Glenn Phillips, Mute Math, X Porn Stars, Shawn Mullins... Matt Wertz is coming up on the schedule, and he is someone you should NOT miss. His website is http://www.mattwertz.com . Satellite Ballroom - Lots of indie stuff (Mogwai and the Silver Jews played there a few weeks ago, as well as "of Montreal.") Anyway, just some thoughts. There are some fun venues around town.
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  2. Jan Smith
    March 24, 2006 at 11:28am
    Hi. I am proud to be part of Charlottesville's vibrant community of singer/songwriters and acoustic musicians. Please check us out: Jan Smith: honeybirdmusic.com Paul Curreri: paulcurreri.com Devon Sproule: devonsproule.com Morwenna Lasko and Jay Pun: mojamusic.net Mary Gordon Hall: Virginia Ramblers: virginiaramblers.com Old School Freight Train: osft.com Hackensaw Boys: hackensawboys.com King Wilkie: kingwilkie.com Naked Puritans: nakedpuritans.com Corey Harris Also, elsewhere in teh state: Brady Earnhart Doug and Telisha Williams There are really too many to list! Charlottesville is an undiscovered treasure trove of original music. Thanks, Jan
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  3. Jan Smith
    March 25, 2006 at 10:34am
    Jan here again. I just had to return and mention a few more musicians here around Charlottesville: Terri Allard: terriallard.com John D'Earth Peyton Tochterman and High Society Ezra Hamilton (the Hamiltons) Robin Wynn Jim Waive and the Divorcees Folk, bluegrass, Americana, jazz, blues -- all these styles and more are well represented in central Virginia. Jan
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  4. Tim Westergren
    March 27, 2006 at 11:21pm
    thanks for all the great band recommendations, Jan. Awesome. One thing I always do in each town is visit the local indie record store to stock up on the best of the local scene. I've added these names to my shopping list. Thx. T.
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  5. Tim Westergren
    March 28, 2006 at 3:39pm
    Hunter - I like the local places you're mentioned. I usually try to catch an open mic if I can. Any ideas for that? T.
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  6. Kait Dunton
    March 28, 2006 at 4:15pm
    Tim - I just rencently moved from Charlottesville down to Denton, TX (and was fortunate enough to end up w/ Snarky Puppy!). If you're in Charlottesville on a Thursday night, be sure to check out the scene at Miller's on the downtown mall (with the Thompson D'earth band), 10:30pm+. John D'earth has been running late-night jazz sets on Thursdays for many years now, and has a number of CDs out. Drummer Brian Caputo is especially worth checking out.
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  7. jess
    March 30, 2006 at 1:25pm
    I'm new to the site and so I don't know exactly what you're looking for, but Floyd County in SW Virginia (directly south of Roanoke) is the unofficial world capital of bluegrass music-- my parents used to go there to flatfoot and, probably, drink moonshine... those older guys may not have CDs that you could add, but after Charlottesville, it's the best place to go for authentic, organic local music in Virginia.
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  8. Terri Kunze
    March 30, 2006 at 2:55pm
    Please come to Vienna, Virginia and visit Jammin' Java - www.jamminjava.com. They have amazing singer/songwriters and groups every night. Some of my favorites are Kate Campbell, Carrie Newcomer, Tom Russell, Robin and Linda Williams, Aengus Finnan, and lots of newer artists that have been featured recently in Paste Magazine. Jammin' Java is my favorite because it is an intimate coffee house type of place, but Wolf Trap is also in Vienna, and The Birchmere and several other music houses are closeby, as well as lots of people who host "house concerts." This is a great place to meet all types of music lovers! Hope to see you soon! Terri
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  9. Sean
    April 04, 2006 at 1:54pm
    I second the motion to take a stop by Jammin' Java, its very cool joint. If time permits you might also look into Jaxx nightclub for some of the more heavy metal bands and punk bands. Northern VA has an abundance of musical kids who would love to have their music added to pandora. The Black Cat in DC is also and excellent way to get in touch with up and coming artists.
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  10. Hunter Chorey
    April 04, 2006 at 2:23pm
    Jammin' Java in Vienna is a good venue, definately: acts like Glen Phillips, Over the Rhine, etc. Hmm;... open mic? Possibly Gravity Lounge. I'll keep thinking and lookin' around. :) - Hunter
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