Hello family and welcome to TAGDMV!
Back in 2010, it was placed on my heart to create a place in which people can explore, experience, and share in the artistry of the extraordinary talents that have originated in the DMV area. For those that are unfamiliar with the acronym, DMV stands for District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
This area, in which I was born, raised and still currently reside, is not a mega-site for exploring talents nationally. However, there have been key artistic figures to originate from the DMV area, including Duke Ellington, Marvin Gaye, Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Dave Grohl (from Nirvana & Foo Fighters), Good Charlotte, The Braxtons (including Toni Braxton), Laz Alonzo, and, of course, Wale.
Although a good number of the artists mentioned above are musicians, the DMV area has a crop of great artists of all genres. The goal of TAGDMV is to tag into all of these genres, including music (singers, rappers, bands, musicians, DJs, etc.), acting, poetry/writing, visual arts, dancing, fashion (designers/models), etc. We aim to shine a spotlight on those who are blessed enough to be engaging in their crafts/gifts, and also hope that they will continue to bless others (whether they be fellow artists or fellow supporters from their community) along their journey as well.
This is just the first step in “officially” launching our brand’s venue. Right now, you can look forward to blogs on subject matters of each of these genres, and there will be interviews of local artists whom have found success within the DMV area, and outside of it. With that in mind, our brand is only as successful as our team…and that team is YOU! As we go along on this journey together, I would appreciate any and all feedback from you to help make our mission beneficial for our community as well.
So, let’s get started and inspire a generation of artists that will influence the DMV community, and beyond!
Blessings and love,
Erica M. Wormley
Founder of TAGDMV