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Friday Cheers Preview: RVA Music Night featuring People’s Blues of Richmond, Angelica Garcia, and Ohbliv

This year’s annual celebration of local musical talent sees one producer / beat maker, one forthright songstress, and a trio of rock musicians on Brown’s Island.




Week four of Friday Cheers represents the annual celebration of local talent on the Friday Cheers stage. Attendees last year will remember being treated to rising star Natalie Prass alongside Lady God and Sam Reed.

This year sees one producer / beat maker, one forthright songstress, and a trio of rock musicians standing below the tracks leading into the historic Main Street Station.

Ohbliv is a local producer that’s well on his way to attracting a following outside the limits of the River City. His beats have crept in behind the lyrics of several up-and-coming hip-hop artists and will provide a musically fashionable backdrop to the beginning of the evening’s festivities. Here’s a new production entitled, “Thanks Al:”

The New York Times recently hailed Angelica Garcia’s debut album “Medicine for Birds” for it’s lyrical intricacy, stating that the themes offer a unique “blend of old-timey formalism and magical storytelling.” “Orange Flower” is a perfect example:

Finally, People’s Blue of Richmond will cap off the evening with their signature brand of psychedelic rock and roll. These three gentlemen are no strangers to the Richmond music scene and have been hitting the road across the country in support of their third album “Quit or Die.” Here’s the title track:

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Scott Castro is a local politico, writer, and unabashed supporter of the Richmond music scene. You've probably seen his signature white hair near the front row of the last local concert you attended. If you ever want to talk at length about the finer points of Conor Oberst: he's you man. Follow him on Twitter at @ScottCastro.