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PHOTOS: Shawn Mullins and Justin Trawick at the Birchmere


Atlanta-based folk singer Shawn Mullins dropped by the Birchmere and was greeted with a super attentive audience, that didn’t make a peep during his 90-minute set. “You guys are being real quiet today,” said Mullins. “And I like that, it sure the hell beats the days where I played in bars where fights would break out every other minute.” Mullin’s music isn’t for the rowdy, and the silence from the Alexandria,
Va. audience was a sign of reverence for the singer’s excellent guitar skills, and raspy voice that captivated his listeners. The singer is best known for his Top 40 hit “Lullaby,” and he played tracks from his latest album, “Honeydew.” Opening for Mullins was local D.C. folk singer Justin Trawick, whose music could be described as bitter sweet, but in a good way—many dealing with life lessons he’s learned.


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