Marian McLaughlin and Heterodyne in DC on November 16

On November 16Marian McLaughlin and Heterodyne will perform at Dew Drop Inn DC, which is located at 2801 8th St NE.  The performance starts at 8:00, and donations for the traveling musicians will be appreciated.  Heterodyne’s performance will be complemented by readings by renowned poet Dan Gutstein.

Marian McLaughlin ( is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist pushing the boundaries of folkmusic. Weaving together imaginative lyrics, intricate classical guitar work, and rhapsodic delivery, she creates songs of exquisite detail. While she participated in Strathmore’s Artist in Residence program, she connected with a network of talented local musicians to in the making of her second album, Spirit House.

Heterodyne ( is an improvisational collaboration between Ted Zook and Maria Shesiuk, sometimes joined by other musical improvisers including Bob Boilen, Patrick Whitehead, Doug Kallmeyer, Jerry Busher, and Sarah Hughes.

Maria Shesiuk “is an experimental improviser from Baltimore. She uses vintage Casio keyboards manipulated through various effects for live experimental music improvisations. Recently she also started composing electronic music using Moog synthesizers, manipulated vocals, and field recordings.”

Ted Zook is “primarily a nylon-string guitarist; however, in live performances, he more commonly plays an NS Design Omni Bass, set up as a basscello, through digital signal processors.” He is a Steinberger Artist and has frequently performed at the Sonic Circuits Festival in DC.