Open Mic with Tejas Singh

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Tejas Singh is an Indian American singer/songwriter from the Washington D.C. suburbs. Tejas' sound mixes elements from singer/songwriters like John Mayer and Ben Harper with strong vocals, genre-bending, pop focused melodies and instrumental hooks.

Britton James

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Britton James is a seasoned musician and entrepreneur who is dedicated to writing, recording, and providing live entertainment. His feel-good guitar strumming and vocal stylings in the vein of Third Eye Blind with a little bit of ska upstrokes, show off his wide range of musical capabilities. He is energetic, entertaining, and well worth listening to.

Luke Johnson

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

The Luke Johnson Band is a high energy posse of musical pioneers who thrive on improvisation and conscious lyrical hooks. Blending elements of rock, funk, jazz, and roots with their original grooves and freshly spread jams, they transcend limitation with a strong voice. A keyboard-based band that continually refines the musical essences of the past while morphing each song into a new landscape of sound, this band stirs the crowd, ignites the dance floor, and unifies everyone within its range.

James Stevens

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

His ambitious yet widely accessible originals showcase an eye-opening vocal range. His cover songs that range from Michael Jackson and One Republic to Metallica and 30 Seconds to Mars, to The Beatles and Maroon 5, display an eclectic appreciation for the myriad of influences that inspired him. Washington, DC’s own James Stevens is a multi-faceted artist who has managed to forge a strong identity while almost paradoxically remaining difficult to truly define. Once the front man of the internationally touring hard rock band Rome in A Day, James Stevens the singer-songwriter, now has the opportunity to show the true range of his colors.

Open Mic with Elemental Alibi

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

More than just your average acoustic duo, Elemental Alibi is a musical experience. With a lifetime of performance experience, Carl and Danielle offer a fantastic mix of professionalism and talent. Trading vocals and styles, they move from one genre to another, recreating hits of today and classics from decades past flawlessly. It is almost as if the songs were meant for their unique style.

Irish Music Videos

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Details coming soon! Reservations recommended using open table and limited seating.

Scott Fallon and Gregg Park

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Scott Fallon has been entertaining audiences throughout the DC/Metro area, nationally, and internationally for 30 years. Scott is recognized as one of the area’s most respected musicians. He has shared the stage and spotlight with renowned artists such as Warren Haynes of Govt. Mule and George Porter of The Funky Meters. He has also performed with bands such as Better Than Ezra, The Nighthawks, as well as regional acts such as The All Mighty Senators and The Billy Walton Band.

Brian Day

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Brian Day has been singing and playing guitar professionally since his early twenties. Whether singing a traditional song in a native style or a ballad accompanied by his guitar, his wide selection of Irish tunes and personality make him an entertainer to remember.

Open Mic with Tejas Singh

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Tejas Singh is an Indian American singer/songwriter from the Washington D.C. suburbs. Tejas' sound mixes elements from singer/songwriters like John Mayer and Ben Harper with strong vocals, genre-bending, pop focused melodies and instrumental hooks.

Justin Suede

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Justin Suede is a six-string slingin’ artist which brought him to Nashville in 2018. His original work is filled with heavy, dark, and whiskey aged stories - belted with conviction through the voice of a weathered soul. Shortly after receiving a recording contract for his debut EP, Justin moved to Alexandria, Virginia in 2021, where he currently resides when he's not on the road.

Trailin’ Smoke

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Trailin’ Smoke is Northern Virginia’s acoustic country fried classic rock band. There are still parts of American music where songs matter. Where people and the stories they tell mean everything. Where care is taken to craft each note and every word. Country Fried Rock shines a light on these parts of American music and introduces its listeners to its people, stories, and songs. Trailin’ Smoke is John Seiler on vocals and guitar, Trevor Havens on vocals, guitar and mandolin, and Jonathan Broga on bass.

Jason Perry

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Jason Perry is a musician/ entertainer with over 20 years of experience in the business as a vocalist, guitarist, and harmonica player. This native Canadian's unique approach, style and performance make him a leader among leaders, a true captain. It has been said of him that not one shall tire from witnessing his performance. He is also occasionally seen on stage with several other bands that perform in the DMV area.

Open Mic with Dave Mascatello

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Dave Mascatello is a musician whose music has been described as medicine for the soul. With influences mostly from rock music, he blends a style that is wholly unique to him, sharing his experiences and journeys along the way. Dave has hosted open mic nights in the Northern Virginia Area for over 10 years and is well known in the area for supporting local talent. 

Ken Wenzel

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

A saxophonist, a guitarist, a singer/songwriter, and a bandleader, Ken has been described as a purveyor of restless midwestern sentimentality, who searches in his songs for the kinds of truth that’s often best found within oneself. Whether performing as a solo acoustic singer-songwriter or with his full band Cross Kentucky, Ken stays busy, playing 200+ shows a year across the region as well as the East Coast, Midwest, and South. Born and raised in Champaign, Illinois, Ken studied classical saxophone at the University of Illinois before graduating from UNLV in Las Vegas, NV with a degree in jazz studies.

Brent Funkhouser

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Brent Funkhouser’s brand of achingly uplifting songwriting was born out of the river bends and mountain hollows of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. His style of songwriting displays influence from classics like Tom Petty, americana contemporaries like Jason Isbell, and Texas/red dirt songsters like Turnpike Troubadours, filtered through his own original voice. The singer-songwriter has travelled up and down the east coast to perform to attentive audiences, opening for award-winning artists such as Judy Collins and Phil Vassar in the process.

Brent Peterson

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Keeping it simple and soulful, Brent Peterson combines rock, country, reggae and pop with improvisation to create memorable and refreshing music with heart and soul. Performing over 100 shows a year, this is a sound crafted on the road and in front of audiences in Washington, DC & nationwide. He is also the vocalist/guitarist for Brent & Co.

Open Mic Night Hosted by Elemental Alibi

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

More than just your average acoustic duo, Elemental Alibi is a musical experience. With a lifetime of performance experience, Carl and Danielle offer a fantastic mix of professionalism and talent. Trading vocals and styles, they move from one genre to another, recreating hits of today and classics from decades past flawlessly. It is almost as if the songs were meant for their unique style.

Tejas Singh, Solo Performance

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Tejas Singh is an Indian American singer/songwriter from Northern Virginia. His music features strong vocals, genre-bending, pop focused melodies and instrumental hooks. The studio work is radio ready but Tejas is definitely one to see live: Strong vocals over live loops of guitar over backbeats and lead lines create a wall of sound that is captivating. This year he has released 5 songs from his upcoming EP "Closer/Warmer" and is currently performing all over the DMV.

Chris Cassaday

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Chris Cassaday is a regular performer at some of the most prominent venues in his hometown of Washington, DC. During his solo live performances, Chris includes the use of a looper pedal and other interesting effects, giving his solo performances a one-man-band type of appeal and the ability to keep large crowds entertained and dancing. In the summer of 2018, Chris co-founded a funk-blues-rock fusion three-piece band called The Cassaday Concoction. 

Chuck Darden

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Chuck moved around Tennessee and Kentucky in his early years. Always interested in music, in the 80's he joined Turley Richard and the Numbers and regionally toured with the band for a few years. After Turley retired, the band became The Score and continued to tour for 2 more years. Chuck was scouted by an agent out of Memphis and offered a house gig with the band MVP at Capt Bilbo's and he remained there until the club was torn down. He took the nucleus of that band and joined the National Artist Agency and toured nationally until 1998. Since moving to the greater Washington area he has headed up the Mystery Machine DMV Band, bringing the funk to the funkless, and the party to those who forgot how.  

Open Mic Night Hosted by Tejas Singh

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Tejas Singh is an Indian American singer/songwriter from the Washington D.C. suburbs. Tejas' sound mixes elements from singer/songwriters like John Mayer and Ben Harper with strong vocals, genre-bending, pop focused melodies and instrumental hooks.

Will Baskin

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Will Baskin graduated from George Mason University in 2016 and started playing music professionally in 2015. He got his start singing at a young age and picked up the guitar from video lessons on youtube.com. His family raised him on Elvis, Johnny Cash and the Beatles but he loves mixing in some Jazz, Motown and contemporary music into his set. He is the front man for the band Up All Night.

Elemental Alibi

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Coming together because of a passion for playing beautiful music, Elemental Alibi mixes musicianship and live performing like no other acoustic duo. Carl and Danielle feel blessed to perform for fans and audiences, making them ever mindful of the power of music that is a foundation for their path. They bring all the elements of a great live performance together, making sure everyone has a great time and the music mix is perfect.

Famous Last Words

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

https://www.facebook.com/FamousLastWords Famous Last Words is an acoustic duo comprised of Lead Guitarist/Vocalist Chris Coutts and Lead Vocalist Maria Lynn - both of the Rock Band Another Fine Mess AFM! Bringing NOVA & the Shenandoah Valley all your favourite hits from the 60s to today - acoustic! Reservations recommended using open table and limited seating.

Open Mic Night Hosted by Elemental Alibi

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

http://elementalalibi.com/ More than just your average acoustic duo, Elemental Alibi is a musical experience. With a lifetime of performance experience, Carl and Danielle offer a fantastic mix of professionalism and talent. Trading vocals and styles, they move from one genre to another, recreating hits of today and classics from decades past flawlessly. It is almost as if […]

David Andrew Smith

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

After graduating in music composition and performance from Salisbury University, Smith migrated to the DMV area. He has developed a strong fan base and attracted attention from many well-known names in the music industry, from Performing Songwriter magazine to Dean Dinning of Toad the Wet Sprocket to Ben Stein. With his addictive melodies, a soulful vocal style and an off-the-beaten-path kind of pop-sensibility, Smith is steadily becoming a well-known performer on the East Coast. 

King Street Bluegrass

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

King Street Bluegrass are 2021 Wammie award finalists, with blues, folk, and country influences. Although based in DC, the members have rural, farm and coal miner family roots, from the mountains of West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Southern Virginia. They have been entertaining audiences with familiar bluegrass, country, Americana and original tunes since 2008.

Tail Chasers

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Guitarist and singer Larry Benade is a founding member of the band Blues Condition, and before that, of the infamous alt-bluegrass band Coup de Grass. Ron Rosas is a DC-based blues, R&B, R&R, and country harmonica player who never strays too long from the classic Chicago blues style. Together, they are the Tail Chasers and their repertoire will celebrate bluegrass and blues as well as other Americana styles.

Open Mic Night Hosted by Tejas Singh

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

http://www.tejassinghmusic.com/ Tejas Singh is an Indian American singer/songwriter from the Washington D.C. suburbs. Tejas' sound mixes elements from singer/songwriters like John Mayer and Ben Harper with strong vocals, genre-bending, pop focused melodies and instrumental hooks. Reservations recommended using open table and limited seating.

Ryan Benton Jazz Duo – A Spotlight on the Arts Event

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

The Ryan Benton Jazz Duo features Ryan on piano, guitar and vocals, with Chris Marsh on upright bass. Ryan, with a degree in music from James Madison University, has been performing blues, pop, jazz and rock in acoustic and electric acts for over 25 years. Ryan and Chris will play jazz and soul as part of the Spotlight on the Arts Spring Festival. You can also see Ryan playing with The Voodoo Blues, Benton and McKay, Mangione and Benton Jazz as well as solo and with other groups. 

Danny Ortiz

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Since graduating high school, Danny has dedicated himself to playing and teaching music. He spent some time at George Mason University, honing his skills as an overall musician and jazz drummer. During the early pandemic, like many others, he took up to making music videos on YouTube and has fallen in love with that platform. Recently, Danny has continued to play solo acoustic shows, and set himself in full motion to put together a band.

SatARTday Artist Showcase: “Love the Music, See the Art” – A Spotlight on the Arts Event

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Showcasing local Fairfax artists with artwork inspired or based on music. Our theme, “Love the Music, See the Art.” We are highlighting nearly 50 selective artworks from some of the diverse artists we have here in the Fairfax area. This is a FREE event to attend but bring your wallet to be a patron for our artists and Spotlight on the Arts.

Laura Farrell

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Laura is a talented singer/songwriter living in the DC Area and has performed across the country with her acoustic duo 'Brave Like Us'. She has gained notoriety with her powerful vocals and lively performances. Currently Laura plays venues all around the DC Metro area covering all your favorite hits and some classics too.

Game Night & Trivia

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Board games, card games, dice games. Every 1st and 3rd Monday!

Open Mic Night: Hosted by Elemental Alibi

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

More than just your average acoustic duo, Elemental Alibi is a musical experience. With a lifetime of performance experience, Carl and Danielle offer a fantastic mix of professionalism and talent. Trading vocals and styles, they move from one genre to another, recreating hits of today and classics from decades past flawlessly. It is almost as if the songs were meant for their unique style.

Cinco de Mayo: Music Videos All Day

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Traditional Cinco de Mayo music consists of many genres of music including Mariachi, Meringue, Salsa, and Latin. These styles of music range from strolling stringed instruments of mariachi bands to the fast, upbeat music that people love for dancing……and drinking!!!

Munit Mesfin & Cristian Perez: A Spotlight on the Arts Event

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Ethiopian-American vocalist Munit Mesfin and Argentine-American guitarist Cristian Perez bring soulful renditions of jazz standards, oldies and pop songs. Munit is an Ethiopian singer and songwriter best known for working in a duo with German vocalist and guitarist Jӧrg Pfeil. She sings in her mother tongue Amharic and English, with inspiration from traditional Ethiopian songs. Some of her music includes vocalization without words. Cristian weaves together genres from throughout the world with a strong foundation in classical, jazz and South American music. He had the honor of being an Artist in Residence at Strathmore for the class of 2014-2015.

The Quentin Walston Trio: A Spotlight on the Arts Event

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

The Quentin Walston Trio is heralded as "stunning" and "impeccable" by Clarke Monthly. This trio blends memorable melodies and striking rhythms with adventurous improvisations.  The trio will be performing exciting originals from the group’s latest release, “The Good Book Suite” as well as jazz standards from bebop and beyond. This trio’s foot-tapping, fun, and energetic sound is one you don’t want to miss!

Drag Show

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Drag show every 2nd and 4th Tuesday night!

Open Mic Night: Hosted by Tejas Singh

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Tejas Singh is an Indian American singer/songwriter from the Washington D.C. suburbs. Tejas' sound mixes elements from singer/songwriters like John Mayer and Ben Harper with strong vocals, genre-bending, pop focused melodies and instrumental hooks.

Shanna is a Dress

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Shanna in a Dress is your quirky best friend, and you'll get an uncensored show of clever humor and heartbreak with a hefty side of entertainment. This witty wordsmith is known for making audiences laugh and cry, sometimes in the same song. Think Jason Mraz mixed with Ingrid Michaelson all wrapped up in a sweet voice accented by guitar, piano, and ukulele. Shanna started her career at the University of Virginia and is now based in Nashville. In 2020, Shanna was a winner in the Kerrville New Folk competition, winner of the Great River Folk Fest Song Competition, a semi-finalist in Songwriter Serenade, and a Grassy Hill Emerging Artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.

Hall Vote

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Hall Vote is a singer songwriter out of Centreville, Virginia. He has performed as the lead singer for The Boneshakers (“Oh So Black”-Cellar Door Records) for nearly 15 years. He also performs as a singer and trumpet player for the Norfolk-based group, Savannah. Currently, he has developed a solo acoustic act where one might hear their favorite tune from the 60’s ,70s, 80s, or 90's but current hits are a must.

Field Shaman

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Field Shaman is the AKA for Richard Sheehe, a Fairfax City-based guitarist and singer, performing regionally as a solo artist and bandleader for more than two decades. Bassist Eric Kritzler joins for this duo performance of classic rock and curated deep tracks from the 60s-today -- and featuring a special showcase set of originals from Field Shaman's Laurentide album (available at CD Cellar, Amazon and streaming on Spotify.)

Game Night & Trivia

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Board games, card games, dice games. Every 1st and 3rd Monday!

Open Mic Night: Hosted by Elemental Alibi

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

More than just your average acoustic duo, Elemental Alibi is a musical experience. With a lifetime of performance experience, Carl and Danielle offer a fantastic mix of professionalism and talent. Trading vocals and styles, they move from one genre to another, recreating hits of today and classics from decades past flawlessly. It is almost as if the songs were meant for their unique style.

Jon Fritz

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Jon Fritz has been performing professionally in the Washington DC area since 1996 mostly as a solo act but also as front man for various duos, trios & bands. He also lived and performed for 10 years in Central & South America and Mexico. His style of interpreting the music of other artists and his passionate stage performances are what sets him apart from other local talent as well as his professionalism and attention to giving a venue what they seek musically. His song repertoire covers Elvis Presley, Beatles & Frankie Valli thru the great classics of the 70's & 80's. With alternative 90's music making a strong comeback, JON FRITZ has added to his song list many bands from that great era including Foo Fighters, Counting Crows, Collective Soul & Live.

Greg Kneller

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

There's something about a good song. It can define a moment, a night, an era, or a lifetime. It can unite a crowd of people in motion, or it can blend seamlessly into the ambiance of a space. Successful musical careers are difficult to attain, but a good song can come from anywhere. From Steve Winwood to Tom Waits along with his own songs, Greg wants to become part of the tapestry.

Victor Torres

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Victor has been playing the Northern Virginia area for many years. He is a self-taught musician with 30 years of live performances. You’ll enjoy his guitar and vocals while performing hit country and rock music from 1960's and up to the current scene.

Drag Show

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Drag show every 2nd and 4th Tuesday night!

Open Mic Night: Hosted by Tejas Singh

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Tejas Singh is an Indian American singer/songwriter from the Washington D.C. suburbs. Tejas' sound mixes elements from singer/songwriters like John Mayer and Ben Harper with strong vocals, genre-bending, pop focused melodies and instrumental hooks.

Tamara Mae Dovell

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Tamara Mae Dovell is a soulful singer songwriter from Jeffersonton, Virginia. She performs solo and as a duo with Ronald Fletcher, playing mostly tasteful original music in Northern Virginia. Tamara started writing music as therapy for herself, hoping to connect to as many people as possible. Tamara's music can best be described as a mix between blues, country and folk.

Justina Beth-El

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Justina Beth-El has a passion for writing raw, uncensored lyrics and emotive melodies and has so from an early age. She followed her passion through multiple musical outlets leading her to launch her professional music career in 2015 as the lead singer, songwriter and arranger for the DC area band, L.A.T.O. Every performance is a new experience that cannot be replicated and an opportunity to connect with people in an unconventional way.

Lucas Mason

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Lucas Mason reimagines covers you know from the 70’s to today and introduces you to ones you don’t. Rooted in Blues and reaching for the funk, Lucas always delivers layered acoustic and electric sets that remember cigarettes in bars, American cars, and whiskey. Smooth harmonies and tight loop work help Lucas dig in and help you groove, vacate, and relax.

Open Mic Night Hosted by Elemental Alibi

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

More than just your average acoustic duo, Elemental Alibi is a musical experience. With a lifetime of performance experience, Carl and Danielle offer a fantastic mix of professionalism and talent. Trading vocals and styles, they move from one genre to another, recreating hits of today and classics from decades past flawlessly.

Kenny Reym

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Kenny is a professional musician and songwriter with over 25 years’ experience performing live, recording in the studio, teaching, and as an accompanist. His primary instruments are the piano, keyboards, guitar, and bass. He is currently performing locally featuring classic rock, swing, country, Motown, and music of today.

Rick Landers and Heartland

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Rick Landers - vocals/guitar; and Heartland (Ron Goad - backup vocals/percussion; John Werntz - bass; and Jim Nagle - dobro) perform mostly originals and a few select covers. Rick was recently invited to record at Cabin Studios, owned by Les Thompson (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band co-founder with Jackson Browne). His original song "Angel on the Wing" recently (2021) won a Songwriters of Washington Award. Rick also publishes Guitar International Magazine (2005 to 2022) and has interviewed legends of the guitar; Les Paul, Slash, Jose' Feliciano; songwriter Jimmy Webb, Buddy Guy and many more; most recent: Eric Gales, Mark Warner (Grand Funk); Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds); and John Hall (Orleans).

Tre. Charles

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Tre. Charles is a driven, charismatic, and thoughtful artist who connects with his audience through music that is both warm and deeply personal; his vocals are luscious and soulful and suffuses the arrangement with an atmosphere of weary resilience, as if Charles is casually carrying the weight of the world.

King Street Bluegrass

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

King Street Bluegrass are 2021 Wammie award finalists, with blues, folk, and country influences. Although based in DC, the members have rural, farm and coal miner family roots, from the mountains of West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Southern Virginia. They have been entertaining audiences with familiar bluegrass, country, Americana and original tunes since 2008.

Open Mic Night Hosted by Dave Mascatello

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Dave Mascatello is a musician whose music has been described as medicine for the soul. With influences mostly from rock music, he blends a style that is wholly unique to him, sharing his experiences and journeys along the way. Dave has hosted open mic nights in the Northern Virginia Area for over 10 years and is well known in the area for supporting local talent.

Hall Vote

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Hall Vote is a singer songwriter out of Centreville, Virginia. He has performed as the lead singer for The Boneshakers (“Oh So Black”-Cellar Door Records) for nearly 15 years. He also performs as a singer and trumpet player for the Norfolk-based group, Savannah. Currently, he has developed a solo acoustic act where one might hear their favorite tune from the 60’s ,70s, 80s, or 90's but current hits are a must.

Justin Suede

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Justin Suede is a six-string slingin’ artist which brought him to Nashville in 2018. His original work is filled with heavy, dark, and whiskey aged stories - belted with conviction through the voice of a weathered soul. Shortly after receiving a recording contract for his debut EP, Justin moved to Alexandria, Virginia in 2021, where he currently resides when he's not on the road.

Amanda Cunningham

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Amanda’s music is born out of a love for 90s R&B, strong country women, big vocals like Celine Dion & Christina Aguilera, and honest story telling. She used to say she was a pop/R&B singer but realized that wasn’t entirely true. Her love of pop and R&B didn’t feel “right” and she couldn’t figure out why. She had an epiphany that she really loved the country music she grew up on and it's what her voice naturally intonated to and what her storytelling lyrics lent itself best to. She’s currently working on new music hat will reflect this shift better.

Open Mic Night Hosted by Elemental Alibi

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

More than just your average acoustic duo, Elemental Alibi is a musical experience. With a lifetime of performance experience, Carl and Danielle offer a fantastic mix of professionalism and talent. Trading vocals and styles, they move from one genre to another, recreating hits of today and classics from decades past flawlessly.

Melissa Quinn Fox Duo

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Country/Americana songstress Melissa Quinn Fox is known best for her story driven songs, unique vocal tone, and captivating live performances. Reviews have described Melissa’s vocals as gritty, gorgeous, and a sound all her own. Since 2021, the hard-working musician has released 7 well received singles, was featured on the radio in Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., and played over 150 live shows, with the most notable opening for country star Jerrod Niemann. Melissa was recently recognized for her exceptional songwriting and winning the Best Country/Americana Song at the 2022 Washington D.C. Area Wammie Awards for her hit single ‘Back There.’

Tejas Singh, Solo Performance

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Tejas Singh is an Indian American singer/songwriter from Northern Virginia. His music features strong vocals, genre-bending, pop focused melodies and instrumental hooks. The studio work is radio ready but Tejas is definitely one to see live: Strong vocals over live loops of guitar over backbeats and lead lines create a wall of sound that is captivating. This year he has released 5 songs from his upcoming EP "Closer/Warmer" and is currently performing all over the DMV.

Annie Stokes

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Annie Stokes is a dark Americana songstress and folk lyricist from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northern Virginia. Raised on musical theater and her mom's oldies, she began writing poetry and short stories at a young age. When she picked up a guitar at age 20, everything clicked and she fulfilled her destiny of becoming an emotional millennial troubadour.

Open Mic Night Hosted by Tejas Singh

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Tejas Singh is an Indian American singer/songwriter from the Washington D.C. suburbs. Tejas' sound mixes elements from singer/songwriters like John Mayer and Ben Harper with strong vocals, genre-bending, pop focused melodies and instrumental hooks.

Jay Powell

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Jay Powell is one of the most recognizable, professional, and talented performers in Northern Virginia. He has many sides as the lead singer for the legendary ROADDUCKS, guitarist/vocalist in JAYVA, and as a soloist. Jay’s styles range from rock to soul and country delivered with warmth and personality.

Abbie Palmer

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Abbie Palmer has been a performing, composing, and recording harper since 1999. Abbie attended college at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia and graduated in 2010 with degrees in Classical harp performance and music therapy. Abbie has performed genres of Classical/orchestral, jazz, rock/pop, and her primary focuses are original/singer-songwriter and Celtic/folk music.

Betty Soo

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

BettySoo grew up listening to the Great American songbook and country radio. Her 2007 solo disc, Little Tiny Secrets, garnered heavy regional airplay; 2009’s Heat Sin Water Sin produced by Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Ray Wylie Hubbard), provided building blocks to a national (and international) audience. In 2014, When We’re Gone, co-produced with cellist Brian Standefer (Alejandro Escovedo, Terry Allen) placed her firmly in the top rank of songwriters working today. She’s won the requisite awards: Kerrville NewFolk, Big Top Chautauqua Songwriter of the Year, Dave Carter Songwriting Award at Sisters Folk Festival, Mountain Stage NewSong Competition. BettySoo has recently toured both as a solo artist and with Nobody's Girl and has been onstage singing harmonies for artists such as Eliza Gilkyson, or on the road with Bonnie Whitmore in support of James McMurtry’s national tours.

Open Mic Night Hosted by Tejas Singh

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Tejas Singh is an Indian American singer/songwriter from the Washington D.C. suburbs. Tejas' sound mixes elements from singer/songwriters like John Mayer and Ben Harper with strong vocals, genre-bending, pop focused melodies and instrumental hooks.

Will Baskin

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Will Baskin graduated from George Mason University in 2016 and started playing music professionally in 2015. He got his start singing at a young age and picked up the guitar from video lessons on youtube.com. His family raised him on Elvis, Johnny Cash and the Beatles but he loves mixing in some Jazz, Motown and contemporary music into his set. He is the front man for the band Up All Night.

The Honey Badgers

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

The Honey Badgers are a Delaware-based contemporary folk duo bringing their distinctive harmonies and sincere Americana sound to stages across the east coast. Weaving their voices together over driving guitar, wistful violin, and punchy harmonica, The Honey Badgers spin stories, and songs about finding yourself, finding each other, and finding your way in the world.

Brent Funkhauser

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Brent Funkhouser’s brand of achingly uplifting songwriting was born out of the river bends and mountain hollows of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. His style of songwriting displays influence from classics like Tom Petty, americana contemporaries like Jason Isbell, and Texas/red dirt songsters like Turnpike Troubadours, filtered through his own original voice. The singer-songwriter has travelled up and down the east coast to perform to attentive audiences, opening for award-winning artists such as Judy Collins and Phil Vassar in the process.

Brody Schenk

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Brody Schenk is a singer-songwriter from Rochester, New York. He is a touring musician both solo and in various bands with a developed catalogue of original and cover music across various genres. He is touring this summer with the main goal being to play as many venues across the nation as possible. He will be promoting his first record and entertaining audiences along the way.

Open Mic Night Wednesdays – Hosted by Elemental Alibi

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

More than just your average acoustic duo, Elemental Alibi is a musical experience. With a lifetime of performance experience, Carl and Danielle offer a fantastic mix of professionalism and talent. Trading vocals and styles, they move from one genre to another, recreating hits of today and classics from decades past flawlessly.

Luke Johnson, Solo

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

The Luke Johnson Band is a high energy posse of musical pioneers who thrive on improvisation and conscious lyrical hooks. Blending elements of rock, funk, jazz, and roots with their original grooves and freshly spread jams, they transcend limitation with a strong voice. A keyboard-based band that continually refines the musical essences of the past while morphing each song into a new landscape of sound, this band stirs the crowd, ignites the dance floor, and unifies everyone within its range.

Jack Moran

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

The Jack Moran Band plays a wide range of popular covers, from Johnny Cash to Everclear to Snoop Dogg. They play in the DC/Northern Virginia area.

Carly Harvey

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Based out of Washington, DC, Carly Harvey combines Blues, Jazz, Soul and Americana roots styles to create a unique sound that calls to mind Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, and Nina Simone, with a little Ella Fitzgerald thrown in for good measure. Carly is a two-time D.C. Blues Society Battle of the Bands Winner and was proclaimed D.C.'s Queen of the Blues in 2016 by Dr. Nick Johnson of WPFW Radio. In 2021, Carly was nominated 7 times and won the WAMMIE award for Best Blues Artist/Band.

Open Mic Night Wednesdays – Hosted by Tejas Singh

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Tejas Singh is an Indian American singer/songwriter from the Washington D.C. suburbs. Tejas' sound mixes elements from singer/songwriters like John Mayer and Ben Harper with strong vocals, genre-bending, pop focused melodies and instrumental hooks.

Cathy DiToro

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Cathy is a DC-based singer-songwriter who has been singing from a young age and performing regularly around the DMV for almost 10 years. She is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar primarily, but also piano and percussion.

Lady Hatchet

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Kristin Forbes recorded and toured as a solo artist for years in Boston before moving to Washington, DC to play keys with The Travis Morrison Hellfighters (frontman of The Dismemberment Plan). It was in DC in 2005 that she met Olivia Mancini and picked up bass to play in her band, Olivia Mancini & The Mates. She also went on to play bass in The Andalusians. Kristin now lives in Baltimore and has rediscovered her love for playing Jamaican music. Dubbed Lady Hatchet by her peers, Kristin is the fearless leader of The Scotch Bonnets, her punky reggae band that also serves as an outlet for her song-writing. Over the course of their ten year career, the Bonnets have released two full length albums. The band backed and recorded with HR, singer from Bad Brains, and twice toured backing Roddy Radiation, lead guitarist of The Specials. This past March she opened for The English Beat at the Birchmere.

Holly Montgomery

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Holly is a singer-songwriter and bass player originally from Louisville, KY, transplanted to L.A. and then to Washington DC. She started out studying classical piano, played trombone in high school and college. One day she was listening to “Spirit of the Radio”, singing along to the bass line, and realized that she was a pretty good singer and just had to be a bass player. She also plays the piano and guitar.

Open Mic Night Wednesdays – Hosted by Elemental Alibi

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

More than just your average acoustic duo, Elemental Alibi is a musical experience. With a lifetime of performance experience, Carl and Danielle offer a fantastic mix of professionalism and talent. Trading vocals and styles, they move from one genre to another, recreating hits of today and classics from decades past flawlessly.

Steve Everett

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Steve Everett is a Pop'N'Roll™ singer & songwriter from Nashville, TN. Born in Albany, GA & raised in Greensboro, NC, Steve blends positive vibes with catchy, melodic hooks and hip, clever lyrics to form his fun musical style. Steve studied music performance at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC and plays stages ranging from The House of Blues, The Rock Boat music festival, all the way to acoustic home shows. He has been fortunate enough to tour the country (solo & full band) with national acts like Hunter Hayes, Cassadee Pope, Sister Hazel, & Michael Tolcher. His three full-length albums have been nominated for "Album Of The Year" at The 12th, 15th & 17th annual Independent Music Awards. His songs “The Only Way” (written by Steve) & “LMNOP” (co-written with Adam Doleac) were nominated for “Song of The Year“ at the International Songwriting Competition. Everett's single PICK YOUR HEAD UP was recently featured in Rolling Stone’s monthly top ten list.

Skyler Foley

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Skyler Foley is a local singer songwriter who specializes in voice, guitar and ukulele.

Pete Leinbach

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Pete is originally from Boston, where he attended Emerson College and studied Mass Communication, Radio & TV Production, and Theater. Pete played in many rock bands over the years as bassist and singer, including some fun at shows at classic rock clubs like The Channel, CBGB, the Whisky a Go Go, and the Troubadour. He released a solo CD of original music in 2000, entitled “That Swagger, That Thing!” Pete has assembled an ever-growing list of tunes you know and love for live gigs. His work as a marketing professional has required more and more voiceover work and production with the influx of podcasts and other multimedia.

Open Mic Night Wednesdays – Hosted by Tejas Singh

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Tejas Singh is an Indian American singer/songwriter from the Washington D.C. suburbs. Tejas' sound mixes elements from singer/songwriters like John Mayer and Ben Harper with strong vocals, genre-bending, pop focused melodies and instrumental hooks.

David Andrew Smith

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

After graduating in music composition and performance from Salisbury University, Smith migrated to the DMV area. He has developed a strong fan base and attracted attention from many well-known names in the music industry, from Performing Songwriter magazine to Dean Dinning of Toad the Wet Sprocket to Ben Stein. With his addictive melodies, a soulful vocal style and an off-the-beaten-path kind of pop-sensibility, Smith is steadily becoming a well-known performer on the East Coast.

Lindsay Diles

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Lindsay Diles is the lead singer in The DC Transit Band, a high-energy cover band performing at weddings and events featured across the greater DC metropolitan area. With over 20 years of experience, her featured venues include the National Mall, Entertainment and Sports Arena, and Capitol One Arena. In addition to performing acoustically, using her piano and voice to inspire and empower others, she has performed the National Anthem for the Washington Wizards, Washington Mystics and Capital City Go-Go. She is honored to have the opportunity to share her passion for music and singing with everyone she has the pleasure of coming in contact with.

Patty Reese

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Patty Reese is a fan favorite and critic’s choice in the Mid-Atlantic region and over the years and she's collected WAMMIES (Washington Area Music Awards) for Album of the Year, Artist of the Year and Roots Rock Band and Vocalist. She also has garnered several national songwriting awards. Reese is excited to get her brand new and fourth release Let in the Sun out to the world. Patty's previous release, Strong Medicine was WAMA's Album of the Year. Her strong songwriting, dynamic vocals and solid guitar work make her a powerful solo act. Comparisons have been made, that Reese claims as influences, including Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan Proven a great match up with national Blues and Roots luminaries, Patty has supported many including Beth Hart, Delbert McClinton, Tab Benoit, Jimmie Vaughan and Dr John.

Comedy Show with Winston Hodges, Headline and Shelley Kim, Feature

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Winston is from DC by way or Richmond VA. He’s known for his southern charm and edgy wit. You can get his album Already Aware anywhere albums are digitally sold, and his award winning special Grieving Productively is available on YouTube. Hailing from the mean streets of Orange County, Shelley is a comedian, producer, and content creator based in DC. Her sharp material and charisma has made her stand out in the DC comedy scene. A rising star, Shelley has opened for headliners such as Ramy Youssef, Dulce Sloan, and Judah Friedlander.

Open Mic Night Wednesday – Hosted by Elemental Alibi

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

More than just your average acoustic duo, Elemental Alibi is a musical experience. With a lifetime of performance experience, Carl and Danielle offer a fantastic mix of professionalism and talent. Trading vocals and styles, they move from one genre to another, recreating hits of today and classics from decades past flawlessly.

Ashleigh Chevalier

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Ashleigh Chevalier fuses her own brand of roots music, with rock, blues, and gritty songwriting. Her dynamic, powerhouse vocals and fiery, unforgettable stage performances never cease to captivate audiences. Most who hear her say they have never heard a voice quite like it.

Special Guest

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Our special guest is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter whose catalog of music ranges from soul-infused pop to folk balladry. His writing and recorded songs have earned him the LA Music Award for Best Male Singer/Songwriter. After several albums and EP releases, he took third place on NBC's “The Voice,” earning himself a record deal with coach Adam Levine. He has toured alongside such artists as Sara Bareilles, Jonny Lang, Marc Anthony, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, and Gabe Dixon of Tedeschi Trucks Band.

King Street Bluegrass

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

King Street Bluegrass are 2021 Wammie award finalists, with blues, folk, and country influences. Although based in DC, the members have rural, farm and coal miner family roots, from the mountains of West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Southern Virginia. They have been entertaining audiences with familiar bluegrass, country, Americana and original tunes since 2008.

Open Mic Night Wednesdays – Hosted by Tejas Singh

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Tejas Singh is an Indian American singer/songwriter from the Washington D.C. suburbs. Tejas' sound mixes elements from singer/songwriters like John Mayer and Ben Harper with strong vocals, genre-bending, pop focused melodies and instrumental hooks.

The Bruno Sound

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

The Bruno Sound is Bruno Campos putting his touch on music either solo, duo, trio and/or full band. Bruno provides a mix of originals, alternative rock, covering the 90s through to now rock.

Free Flowing Musical Experience

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Scott Fallon, Gregg Park, and John David Coppola make up the interactive musical adventure known as The Free Flowing Musical Experience, “Alexandria’s Legendary Acoustic Jam Band.”

Mike Mallick

Earp's Ordinary Pop-Up At Zandra's Taqueria 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

Mike's passion for music started at an early age. His earliest memories were hanging out in smoky, country bars and county fairs watching his dad tear it up on the drums.

Update!

Earp’s Ordinary is doing a pop-up at Zandra’s Taqueria’s location (3950 University Dr STE 210, Fairfax, VA 22030) beginning Tuesday, December 7, 2021 until Earp’s Ordinary is ready to be opened in 2022!