with The Experience and Blaquestone

Songbyrd Presents
Downstairs, All Ages

DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM

$13 / $15



Songbyrd Presents

Saturday February 1, 2020



Knyves Escobar Single release show featuring opening artists The Experience & Blaquestone. Hosted By Deux Sol & DJ THFCTRY. Vedning from E.SKYSTUDIOS

Knyves Escobar started making music at a very young age. "It’s always been a part of me—I have my dad to thank for starting me young, making sure I was playing instruments (cello, guitar, ukulele, bass) and singing from a young age." She writes and produces her own music as a way to parse through and reflect on painful situations, but has found inspiration in being able to resonate with people who can relate to her own experiences. "I’ve only just started my journey since my first release (Jaded) in November of 2018 and have been so blessed to have had so many dope experiences since. So excited for what’s to come"




BlaqueStone is an renowned American married couple and live music group. By infusing soul with the lyricism and the groove locks of hip-hop, mixed with a hint of jazz, sprinkled with on the spot improv and the adding essence of funk with their known for presentation of the talk box and Key-tar; this unit is the definition of true artistry.

The couple consists of rapper/singer/songwriter and producer Nyne (Marcus). The other half is singer/lyricist/songwriter Cortney, known as Queen. The band consist of Keyboarder Deon Moon, Drummer Brendan Mills and Bass Player Deshawn Davis.

BlaqueStone has received recent positive reviews from Essence Magazine, Blavity, AfroPunk, TeamBackPack etc. When they aren’t curating their own events, they have performed at places like NPR, 2018 AFRAM Music Festival (headliner Ella Mai ), NYC, The National Mall, and has even opened up for U.K Artist Ray Blk. The couple received an Individual Artist of the year award from the State of Maryland and has recently had their hit single 11:59 in Netflix Original Movie “DUDE” staring Lucy Hale. They were able to speak about outreach with Revolt TV a few years back as well. The group itself does work with the youth with their very own state traveling workshop called “Creative Therapy”. It focuses on using live music, hip hop and open mic style presentations to get youth to have fun while positively expressing themselves.The BlaqueStone experience is a culture filled, positive and authentic force moving by using love, music and live instrumentation to bring a message.



The Experience: Hailing from our Nation’s Capital, multi-talented rapper-singer-songwriter The Experience is putting his own soulful spin on the sounds that have shaped the DMV’s music scene. Born-and-raised in DC into a household full of musicians, a young EXP would often find himself tagging along to his father’s gigs with the legendary Go-Go bands Heaven Sent and Arye Rayde. After spending countless evenings watching his father jam out, his early introduction to Go-Go would eventually inspire him to pick up the drums at the age of two. The rest, as they say, is history.

The Experience’s irresistibly bouncy sound blends elements of Hip-Hop, Funk and R&B while paying homage to his Go-Go roots. He draws inspiration from the likes of D’Angelo, Jill Scott and Drake as well as DC Go-Go staples such as New Impressionz and The Backyard Band, and his eclectic tastes allow his infectious personality and unparalleled musical versatility to shine through on every track. His debut project, All For You?, dropped in May of 2019 and features vibrant production and verses from fellow local standouts Innanet James and Soduh.

Following the lead of DMV contemporaries like GoldLink, YBN Cordae and Rico Nasty, The EXP is making his own way while staying true to the sounds of the city that made him.