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Steve Houk

Steve Houk

Steve Houk is loving life and rocking out as a weekend musician. He has interviewed just about every pop musician imaginable to show up at the Birchmere, from Buddy Guy to Robin Trower. Houk lives in Annandale with his wife and kids. For his day job, Steve is Marketing Director of WUSA 9.

Articles By Steve Houk

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This is One Music Trance to Fall into
Jul 16,2009

When DC-area based singer/songwriter Shane Hines talks about stepping in the door of Abbey Road studios, the hallowed musical home of his idols the Beatles, to actually record music, his feelings of awe are still palpable.

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Billy Joel and Elton John Slide Past Early Inning Error fora Night of Home Runs at Nationals Park
Jul 14,2009

Typically in an event on a baseball field, early errors cost you. But when it’s two rock idols on the field, you rally, and you win. Elton John and Billy Joel both played center field at National Park on Saturday night, and despite an epic equipment malfunction, it all fell into place

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MIDLIFE ROCKER/Summer Jammin' at National Harbor
Jul 07,2009

The highly eclectic nature of National Harbor’s Sunset Concert Series is in full force in July, as a wide variety of different sounds make their way to the stage on the banks of the Potomac: genre-bending country music icon Travis Tritt on July 16


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Music Al fresco All Summer Long
Jul 05,2009

My local Northern Virginia cover band Second Wind (www.myspace.com/secondwindva) has had some of it’s most memorable gigs playing outdoors. There’s something about playing music

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MIDLIFE ROCKER/Rockin' it with ZZ and Aerosmith
Jul 03,2009

After spending Father’s Day with my 13 and 7 year old in a kind of idyllic Father’s Day fashion, and 33 years after my first Aerosmith and ZZ Top concerts when I was 15, I went to see…yes…the Daddy’s Day double bill of rock legends Aerosmith and ZZ Top at Nissan Pavilion.

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With Michael, it's the Music That Really Matters
Jul 03,2009

My band Second Wind and I were setting up onstage before our gig at the phenomenal ‘Downtown Silver Spring Swings’ summer concert series venue Thursday evening when I got a call from a former colleague asking me what time we were going on. I told her 7 pm, to which she mentioned something cell-phone-signal-jumbled


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Local 4th of July Celebrations Provide Great Musical Fireworks
Jul 01,2009

Thanks to some of the area’s finest party bands, brass outfits and classical concert ensembles, many local communities and locales are cranking up the volume as well as the fireworks with a slew of July 4th weekend attractions that musically have everyone

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A Father’s Day, Ever so Bittersweet
Jun 22,2009

It’s been a mixed bag of emotions ever since my Dad died five years ago. On the one hand, I am so elated to be a father, and totally bask in the best wishes, attention from, and time spent with my own sweet kids.



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