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

Introducing The Envoys

The Envoys performing at Kilroy's Restaurant and Bar in Springfield, VA, on 13 January 2018

About The Envoys

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.

Photo courtesy Shona Karp.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018

Private Event

Adams-Morgan area

Washington, D.C.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

VFW Post 350 - “Hell's Bottom”

6420 Orchard Ave, 

Takoma Park, MD 20912

(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


January 13 - Kilroy's Restaurant and 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


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 2017, to give you an idea of the variety of music that we play.


December 14 - Reed College Alumni Association Holiday Party


 SET ONE

 Exes and Os - Elle King

 Jailhouse Rock- Elvis Presley

 Tell Me (You’re Coming Back) - Rolling Stones

 I Wanna Be Sedated - Ramones

 Big Boss Man/It’s All Over Now - arr. Jimmy Smith/Rolling Stones

 Can’t Find My Way Home - Steve Winwood

 Night Train - Tab Benoit

 Ho Hey! - Lumineers

 Slippin’ and Slidin’ - Little Richard

 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise) - The Beatles

 All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey


SET TWO

Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival, arr. Tina Turner

Walking to New Orleans - Fats Domino

Rehab - Amy Winehouse

Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley/Carl Perkins

Get Rhythm - Johnny Cash, arr. NRBQ

Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman

The Weight - The Band

The Letter - Box Tops, arr. Joe Cocker/Chris Stainton

Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers

Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley


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


Can’t Find My Way Home - Steve Winwood

Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright — Bob Dylan 

Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley/Carl Perkins

Walking to New Orleans -  Fats Domino 

Heard It Though the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye

When You Walk in the Room - Searchers 

Handle with Care - Traveling Wilburys  

Before You Accuse Me -  Bo Diddley 

Sunny Afternoon - Kinks 

Lake Charles - Lucinda Williams

Willin’  - Little Feat 

Loch Lomond- Traditional (arr. Richard Thompson)

Goin’ Down Slow - JB Oden 

The Weight -  The Band

King of the Road - Roger Miller 

Big Boss Man/It’s All Over Now - arr. Jimmy Reed/ Rolling Stones

The Letter (Am) - Box Tops/arr. Joe Cocker - John F.

Tell Me (You’re Coming Back) - Rolling Stones


October 7 - Adams Morgan PorchFest


SET ONE

Get Off My Cloud - Rolling Stones

Rehab- Amy Winehouse 

Sex Machine/Rocky Mountain Way - Sly & the Family Stone/Joe Walsh

Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford 

Red Hot - Marcia Ball

Rocket 88 - Jackie Brentson (Ike Turner)

Number 9 Train - Tarheel Slim

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise) - The Beatles


SET TWO

Unchain My Heart- Ray Charles

Wild Night - Van Morrison

We Got the Beat - Go Gos

Get Rhythm - Johnny Cash, arr. NRBQ

Night Train - Tab Benoit 

One Way or Another - Blondie

Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival, arr. Tina Turner

I Wanna Be Sedated - Ramones


September 30 - Saphire Café, Bethesda


SET ONE

Get Off My Cloud - Rolling Stones

Rehab- Amy Winehouse 

Get Rhythm - Johnny Cash, arr. NRBQ

All the Day and All the Night - Kinks

Number 9 Train - Tarheel Slim

One Way or Another - Blondie

Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford 

I Wanna Be Sedated - Ramones


SET TWO

Unchain My Heart - Ray Charles

Maybellene - Chuck Berry

Down on the Corner - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Sex Machine/Rocky Mountain Way - Sly & the Family Stone/Joe Walsh

Red Hot - Marcia Ball

Rocket 88 - Jackie Brentson (Ike Turner)

Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright — Bob Dylan 

Slippin’ and Slidin’ (C) - Little Richard

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise) - The Beatles


SET THREE

Jumpin’ Jack Flash - Rolling Stones

Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival, arr. Tina Turner

Jailhouse Rock- Elvis Presley

We Got the Beat - Go Gos

Night Train - Tab Benoit

Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman

Wild Night - Van Morrison

Secret Agent Man - 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