Ashland Miller and Laura Cerulli, who together make up the local folk-pop band Mama's Black Sheep, both felt like the black sheep of their respective families. Why? Because their struggling artists, pursuing their artistic dreams. "We're still [just] pickin' and a grinnin' in the beer joint, as my father likes to put it," Miller joked to Metro Weekly last year in advance of a set on the Capital Pride Main Stage. Whatever you call them, just see them live. They're really good. The Portland-based Christine Havrilla, named "One of the Top Ten Indie Artists" by The Advocate, is also on the bill at Jammin' Java next week. Thursday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E. Vienna. Tickets are $15. Call 703-255-3747 or visit jamminjava.com.
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