ARTS Pick: Eric Brace and Peter Cooper

While honoring masters of tradition, Eric Brace and Peter Cooper make their own mark on bluegrass and folk. Publicity photo While honoring masters of tradition, Eric Brace and Peter Cooper make their own mark on bluegrass and folk. Publicity photo

Washington, D.C., is not the first place that comes to mind as the center of folk and bluegrass music, but there’s a long history of accomplished players from the capital city, including Eric Brace and Peter Cooper, who honor their peers on the recent album, C&O Canal. The Grammy-nominated collaborators’ engaging songwriting, quick wit and masterful harmonies highlight this ode to “the Birchmere back then” and its extensive music community.

Friday, September 30. $15-18, 7pm. Prism Coffeehouse at C’ville Coffee, 1301 Harris St. cvillecoffee.com.