New Material Takes Work

Three records is apparently not enough.                 We’re busy working on new songs.  Last night at musica, Clark brought in three new songs.  We spent two hours working on one of them, taking it in and Bitter Liberals-ifying it.  Lots of work goes into making a Bitter Liberals […]

Bright Box Bits: A Fantastic Show

What a night! A great crowd of over 100 filled the house at the Bright Box in Winchester Friday for the first Bitter Liberals show of 2016. The sound was crystal clear. The crowd’s enthusiasm seeped out into social media where some videos from the show have garnered multiple hundreds of views. We love it! […]

Stories, stories, stories

Wednesday has almost passed us by—a terrible side effect of Board meetings and cocktails. But we’re here for you! So we thought we would remind you about the stories behind each and every Bitter Liberals ballad. That’s right, all of our songs have a story. Makes for some good early summer reading. Going to the […]

Allen Kitselman on Songwriting

This weekend, Allen Kitselman transformed a cold rainy evening in Leesburg into a magical time with his outstanding musicianship, his astute storytelling, his humor, and his empathy. There was not a dry eye in the place at times, and that had nothing to do with the weather. Allen’s deeply-personal songs touch your soul and warm […]

The Bitter Liberals in the Studio for CD #2

Yesterday we returned to National Media Services in Front Royal and cut three more tracks for the new CD with Will Shenk. That gets us to six tracks of raw bits in the can. We’ll probably end up with 10 tracks on the CD when it’s done. We won’t really know until we’re farther along […]

Bitter Liberals Nominated for Four Wammies

The Bitter Liberals are proud to be official nominees in four categories for this year’s wammies: Best Folk – Contemporary Group Best Folk Contemporary album – “13” New Artist of the Year Debut Recording “13” If you are a member of WAMA, please consider voting for us. We would greatly appreciate it. Vote here. Particularly […]

Concert/Fundraiser for Mary Daniel 9.12.13

The Bitter Liberals are pleased to announce a fundraiser for Mary Daniel, candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates 33rd District. We think Tea makes for a boring party. We would rather drink Liberals. What: The Bitter Liberals in Concert Who: Allen Kitselman (guitar/vocals), Mike Jewell (conga/vocals), Gary McGraw (violin/vocals), Clark Hansbarger (guitar/vocals) When: Thursday […]

Road Trip: The Bitter Liberals near Washington DC at Glen Echo 8.1.13

Have you been to the bumper car pavilion at Glen Echo Park? (Some of us have done modern dance there. Others of us grew up nearby.) It’s road trip time. Well, the Bitter Liberals would love to have you and your urban friends join us for a special FREE concert at Glen Echo park on […]