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

Introducing The Envoys

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.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Private Event

Washington, D.C.


Friday, June 15, 2018

8:00 PM until 11:30 PM

Haydee’s Restaurant

3102 Mt. Pleasant St., NW

Washington, D.C. 20010

(202) 483-9199

http://haydees.us/index.html


Saturday, June 23, 2018

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


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


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.

Before 2016

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 late 2017 and early 2018, to give you an idea of the variety of music that we play.


April 21, 2018 - Kilroy's Restaurant & Bar, Springfield, VA


SET ONE

  • Born to Be Wild (E) - Steppenwolf
  • Love Potion #9 (Gm) - Searchers
  • Back in the USSR (G)- Beatles
  • Howlin’ for My Darlin’ (Eb) - Howlin' Wolf
  • Rip It Up (D) - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Cruisin’ for a Love (G) - J. Geils Band
  • Night Train (A) - Tab Benoit
  • So Long Baby, Goodbye (G) - Blasters
  • Werewolves of London (G) - Warren Zevon


SET TWO

  • Oh, Pretty Woman (E) - Roy Orbison
  • Get Rhythm (D) - Johnny Cash/NRBQ
  • Sky Is A Neighborhood (Em) - Foo Fighters
  • Texas Flood (F) - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Tell Me (You’re Coming Back) (A) – Rolling Stones
  • Rocket 88 (E) - Ike Turner
  • Slippin’ and Sliding (C) - Little Richard
  • The High Cost of Loving (Gm) - Albert King
  • Going Down Slow (D) –  St. Louis Jimmy Oden
  • Wild Night (G) -Van Morrison


SET THREE

  • The Letter (Am) - WC Thompson, arr. Chris Stainton
  • 7 Walking to New Orleans (C) – Fats Domino
  • Number Nine Train (D) -  Tarheel Slim
  • The Sky Is Crying (B) -Elmore James
  • Right Next Door (Because of Me) (Bm) - Robert Cray
  • Lake Charles (G) - Lucinda Williams
  • Jumpin' Jack Flash (A) - Rolling Stones
  • Dear Mr. Fantasy/Hey Jude (A) – Traffic/Beatles 


April 14, 2018 - Rhode Island Avenue Porch Fest, Washington, D.C.


  • Born to Be WIld (E) Steppenwolf
  • Rehab (D) - Amy Winehouse
  • Rocket 88 (E)  - Ike Turner
  • Rip It Up (D) - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Exs and Ohs  (Em) - Elle King
  • Love Potion #9 (Gm) - Searchers
  • The Sky Is a Neighborhood (Em) - Foo Fighters
  • Black Horse and the Cherry Tree (Gm) - KT Tunstall
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band (reprise) (F) - The Beatles
  • Back in the USSR (G) - The Beatles
  • The Letter (Am) - Joe Cocker



February 4, 2018 - VFW Post #350 "Hell's Bottom," Takoma Park, MD

 

SET ONE

  • The Last Time (E) – Rolling STones
  • Big Boss Man /It’s All Over Now (A)- Albert King/Rolling STones
  • Maybellene (A) - Chuck Bery
  • Walking to New Orleans (C) –Fats Domino
  • Mercury Blues (A) - David Lindley
  • Get Rhythm (D) - Johnny Cash/NRBQ
  • Rocket 88 (E) - Jackei Brenston/Ike Turner
  • I Wanna Be Sedated (G mods to A) -The Ramones.
  • Dear Mr. Fantasy/Hey Jude (A) – Traffic/Beatles

SET TWO

  • Sex Machine/Rocky Mountain Way (E)  James Brown/Sly Stone/Joe Walsh
  • Jailhouse Rock (D) – Elvis Presley
  • Night Train (A) - Tab Benoit
  • The Sky Is Cryin’ (B) – Elmore James
  • Slippin’ and Slidin’ (C) - Little RIdhard
  • The Letter (Am)- Joe Cocker
  • Secret Agent Man (Em) Johnny Rivers

SET THREE:

  • Get Off My Cloud (E) - Rolling Stones
  • Tell Me (You’re Coming Back) (A) – Rolling Stones
  • Sky is a Neighborhood (Em) -Foo Fighters
  • Oh Pretty Woman (E) - Roy Orbison
  • The Weight (A) – The Band 
  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (F) - Beatles Extras:
  • Route 66 (C) Bobby Troup


January 13, 2018 - Kilroy's Restaurant & Bar, Springfield, VA


SET ONE

  • The Last Time (E) – Rolling Stones
  • Ho! Hey! – (C) - Lumineers
  • Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright (F) – Bob Dylan
  • Tell Me (You’re Coming Back) (A) – Rolling Stones
  • The Sky Is Cryin’ (B) – Elmore James
  • Rehab (D) - Amy WInehouse
  • Walking to New Orleans (C) – Fats Domino
  • Get Rhythm (D) - Johnny Cash/NRBQ
  • One Way or Another (E) - Blondie
  • Sea Cruise (A) - Frankie Ford
  • I Wanna Be Sedated (G ) - The Ramones


SET TWO

  • Unchain My Heart (Am) - Ray Charles. Down on the Corner (C) - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  •  Maybellene (A) - Chuck Berry
  • Night Train (A) - Tab Benoit
  • Proud Mary (D) - John Fogarty, arr. Ike & Tina Turner
  • Slippin’ and Slidin’ (C) - Little RIdhard
  • 12 Bar Blues (A) – NRBQ
  • Give Me One Reason (G) – Tracy Chapman
  • The Weight (A) – The Band
  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (F) - The Beatles


SET THREE:

  • Get Off My Cloud (E) - Rolling Stones
  • Jailhouse Rock (D) – Elvis Presley
  • We Got the Beat (A) - GoGos
  • Going Down Slow (D) –  St. Louis Jimmy Oden
  • Wild Night (G) -Van Morrison
  • Big Boss Man /It’s All Over Now (A)- Cap’n Dave; Solos:
  • Dear Mr. Fantasy/Hey Jude (A) – Traffic/Beatles 
  • Secret Agent Man (Em) - Johnny Rivers
  • The Letter (Am) - WC Thompson, arr. Chris Stainton

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