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About The Envoys

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

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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.

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OUR NEXT PERFORMANCES

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UPCOMING APPEARANCES

Friday, October 18

Private Event

Merrifield, VA


Friday, November 22 

8:00 PM until 11:00 PM

VVFW Post 350 "Hell's Bottom"

6420 Orchard Avenue

Takoma Park, MD 20912


Saturday, December 7 

8:00 PM until 11:00 PM

Haydee's Restaurant

3102 Mount Pleasant St NW

Washington, DC 20010


The ENVOYS Are:

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Rich Craig - drums, percussion, vocals

 

John Dempsey - guitar, vocals


John Foarde - guitar, mandolin, vocals 


Hilda Gore - guitar, vocals


Craig Karp - harmonica, vocals 


Butch White - bass guitar



Our Performances

PAST PERFORMANCES

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2019


October 11 - American Legion Post #268, Wheaton, MD 


October 5 - Adams-Morgan Porchfest

Washington, D.C. - Main Stage!


September 7 - Private Event, Adams-Morgan Area, Washington, D.C.


August 24 - Haydee's Restaurant, Mt. Pleasant,

 Washington, D.C.


June 8 - Haydee's Restaurant, Mt. Pleasant,

 Washington, D.C.


May 18 - VFW Post 350 "Hell's Bottom" - Takoma Park, MD


April 13 - Rhode Island Avenue PorchFest 2019

Washington, D.C.


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


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 and Earlier

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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


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

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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 2019, to give you an idea of the variety of music that we play.


June 8 , 2019- Haydee's Restaurant, Mt. Pleasant, Washington, D.C.


SET ONE


  1. So You Want to Be A Rock'n'Roll Star (A) - Byrds
  2.  Love Potion #9 (Gm) - Searchers
  3. The Weight (A) – The Band
  4. Rip It Up (D) – Jerry Lee Lewis
  5. Walk On By (C) - Robert Gordon
  6. Hey Pocky Way (D) - Neville Brothers
  7.  Big Boss Man/All Over Now (A) - Jimmy Reed/Rolling Stones
  8. All The Day And All The Night (G)  - Kinks
  9. Breathless (A)  - Jerry Lee Lewis
  10. Got My Mojo Workin’ (E) - Muddy Waters


SET TWO


1.  Carry On/Questions (E/Em) – Crosby, Stills, & Nash

2.  Givin’ It Up for Your Love (Bb) -Delbert McClinton

3.  Willie & the Hand Jive (G) - Johnny Otis 

4.  Don’t You Call No Ambulance (E) – Selwyn Birchwood

5.  Havana/Oye Como Va (Gm) - Camila Cabello/Tito Puente

6.  Respect (Bb) - Aretha Franklin

7.  The Night Time Is the Right Time (Eb) – Ray Charles

8.  Bailando (Gm) - Isabella Pulido

9.  Back in the USSR (G) - Beatles

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

11.  La Bamba (C) - Traditional




Friends and Family

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Friends of The Envoys

These superb musicians are past members of The Envoys:


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

Steve Gold - guitar

Cap'n Dave White - vocals, saxophone, percussion


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


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