The D.C. Area's Hottest Roots Rock, Blues, R&B, and Pop Band!

Introducing The Envoys

About The Envoys

180623 Envoys Play VFW 350 in Takoma Park, MD

The Envoys is a roots rock, blues, R&B, and pop music band of experienced players and singers who have played music around the world.  Members of the band have long been part of the D.C. music scene, and have led or joined bands in China, India, Taiwan, Morocco, South Africa, Belgium, Pakistan, Mexico, Bangladesh, Korea, and Kazakhstan. They bring influences from all these places to their music.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Saturday,  March 2, 2019

8:00 PM unitl 11:00 PM

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 350 "Hell's Bottom"

6420 Orchard Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Phone: +1-301-270-8008

https://www.facebook.com/VFW-POST-350-Hells-Bottom-114813825219281/

The Envoys are:

Rich Craig - drums, percussion, vocals 

John Dempsey - guitar, vocals

John Foarde - guitar, vocals 

Hilda Gore - guitar, vocals

Craig Karp - harmonica, vocals 

Butch White - bass guitar

Cap'n Dave White - saxophone, percussion, vocals

Our Performances

2018


November 3 - Haydee's Restaurant, Mt. Pleasant, Washington, D.C.


October 13 - VFW Post 350 "Hell's Bottom" - Takoma Park, MD


October 6 - Adams Morgan PorchFest

on the Main Stage at SunTrust Plaza

Washington, DC


August 18 - Private Event

Bethesda, MD


July 14 - D.C. Blues Society Annual Fish Fry - Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post #41, Silver Spring, MD


June 23 - VFW Post 350 "Hell's Bottom" - Takoma Park, MD


June 15 - Haydee's Restaurant, Mt. Pleasant, Washington, D.C.


June 14 - Boats & Brews - Washington Canoe Club. Washington, D.C.


May 19 - Songbyrd Record Café - Washington, D.C.


May 17 - Brookville Beer Farm - Brookeville, MD


April 21 - Kilroy's Restaurant and Sports Bar - Springfield, VA


April 14 - Rhode Island Avenue Porch Fest - in front of Zeke's Coffee, Washington, DC


February 2 - VFW Post 350 "Hell's Bottom" - Takoma Park, MD


January 27 - Private Event - Adams Morgan area, Washington, DC


January 13 - Kilroy's Restaurant and Sports Bar - Springfield, VA


2017


December 14 - Reed College Alumni Association Holiday Party

Dupont Circle area

Washington, D.C.


November 12 - Book Signing Party for Hoos in the Kitchen by Melissa Palombi

The Lake House at Lake Newport

Reston, VA


October 7 - Adams Morgan PorchFest

from the porch at 1712 Lanier Place, N.W.

Washington, D.C.


September 30 - Saphire Café

Bethesda, MD

2017 and Earlier

2017  (continued)


July 15 - Annual Fish Fry - D.C. Blues Society

American Legion Post

Silver Spring, MD


June 21 - International Make Music Day

Whole Foods Market

Tenleytown, Washington, D.C.


2016


October 1 - Adams Morgan PorchFest

from the porch at 1712 Lanier Place, N.W.

Washington, D.C.


February 13 - Bossa Bistro

Adams Morgan

Washington, D.C.


2015


December 17 - Reed College Alumni Asosciation Holiday Party

Dupont Circle area

Washington, D.C.


December 13 - Bossa Bistro

Adams Morgan

Washington, D.C.


December 8 - Aslin Beer Company

Herndon, VA


October 24 - Adams Morgan PorchFest

from the porch at 1712 Lanier Place, N.W.

Washington, D.C.


August 20 - Private Event

Bethesda, MD


July 11 - Private Event

Bethesda, MD


2014

October 7 - Adams Morgan Porchfest

from the front porch at 1704 Lanier Place, N.W.

Washington, D.C.

Our Music


We know a lot of contemporary and classic songs, and have only been able to perform a relatively small number of them in public.


Here are some sample set lists from performances in 2018, to give you an idea of the variety of music that we play.


November 3, 2018 - Haydee's Restaurant, Mt. Pleasant, Washington, D.C.


SET ONE


  1. You Really Got Me (G) - Kinks
  2. Givin' It Up For Your Love (C) - Delbert McClinton
  3. The Skty Is Crying (B) - Elmore James
  4. Sky Is a Neighborhood (Em) - Foo Fighters
  5. Lake Charles (F) - Lucinda Williams
  6. Forty-Give (C) - Craig Karp
  7. The Shape I'm In (G) - The Band
  8. Jailhouse Rock (D) - Elvis Presley
  9. Got My Mojo Workin' (E) - Muddy Waters
  10. Willie & the Hand Jive (G) - Johnny Otis

SET TWO


1. Time Won’t Let Me (A) - Outsiders

2. Love Potion #9 (Gm) - Searchers

3. Number Nine Train (D) - Tarheel Slim

4. Texas Flood (F) - Stevie Ray Vaughan

5. Back in the USSR (G) - Beatles

6. Secret Agent Man (Em) - Johnny Rivers

7. Respect (Bb) - Aretha Franklin

8. Havana (Gm) - Camila Cabello

9. Rehab (D) - Amy Winehouse

10. The Night Time Is the Right Time (Eb) - Ray Charles

11. Proud Mary (D) - Ike & Tina Turner

12. La Bamba (C) - Traditional


October 3, 2018 - Adams Morgan PorchFest, Washington, D.C.


1. You Really Got Me (G) - Kinks

2. Respect (Bb) - Aretha Franklin

3. The High Cost of Loving (Gm) - 

4. The Night Time Is The Right Time (Eb) - Ray Charles

5. Givin' It Up for Your Love (C) - Delbert McClinton

6. Back in the USSR (G) - Beatles

7. Havana (Gm) - Camila Cabello

8. Forty -Give (C) - Craig Karp

9. Proud Mary (D) - Ike & Tina Turner

10. Secret Agent Man (Em) - Johnny Rivers



June 14, 2018 - Boats & Brews - Washington Canoe Club, Washington, D.C.


  1. Get Rhythm (D) - Johnny Cash, arr. NRBQ
  2. I Knew the Bride When She Used to Rock’n’Roll (E) - Nick Lowe
  3. Havana (Gm) - Camila Cabello
  4. Back in the USSR (G) - Beatles
  5. Love Potion #9 (Gm) - Searchers
  6. Walkin’ to New Orleans (C) - Fats Domino
  7. Black Horse & the Cherry Tree (Gm) - KT Tunstall
  8. Rip It Up (D) - Little Richard
  9. The Twist/Twist Again (E) - Chubby Checkser
  10. Proud Mary (D) - Creedence Clearwater Revivial, arr. Tina Turner
  11. Howlin’ for My Darlin’ (Eb) - Howlin’ Wolf
  12. Cruisin’ for a Love (G) - J. Geils Band
  13. The Weight (A) - The Band
  14. Wild Night (Em) - Van Morrison
  15. Big Boss Man/All Over Now (A) - Albert King/Rolling Stones
  16. Secret Agent Man (Em) - Johnny Rivers

Friends and Family

Friends of The Envoys

These superb musicians are past members of The Envoys:


Boyce Thompson - keyboards, mandolin, guitar, bass, vocals

Steve Gold - guitar


These great musicians have performed with us in public as guest artistes on occasion since 2014.


Patrick O'Donnell - violin, guitar, bass

David Huppert - guitar, vocals

Ethan Thompson - guitar, trombone

Video Gallery

This video shows an excerpt of THE ENVOYS performance of Tab Benoit's "Night Train" on June 21, 2017

Contact Us

E-mail us at <envoysmail2017@gmail.com>

 or call John Foarde at 703-319-9319

The Envoys

3113 Valentino Ct, Oakton, VA 22124, us

703-319-9319