Member Directory

Sadie Gronigan is CapitalBop’s new intern. She has a background in music and entertainment journalism, music composition, arts organization, and performance. Sadie is a recent graduate of Oklahoma State University, where she earned her degree in Music Industry. While pursuing her degree, she worked with The Church Studio in Tulsa, OK, co-founded OSU’s Music Industry Association, pioneered the Singer Songwriter Guild at Oklahoma State, and was a staff writer for the O’Collegian Media Group. Sadie is new to Washington D.C., and hopes to further her career in the industry through music journalism and arts management.

Abram Mamet is a musician and writer living in Washington, DC. Before the pandemic, you could hear him on the French horn leading a quartet at The Marx Cafe’s Tuesday night jam session.

Jordannah Elizabeth is an author, music critic, editor and lecturer. She is a columnist at New York Amsterdam News and her work has appeared in NPR Music, Village Voice, DownBeat, Bandcamp, LA Weekly, New York City Jazz Record and many other publications. She has lectured and received invitations as a guest journalist from Harvard University, Pratt Institute, Maryland Institute College of Art, Columbia University and De Montfort University in Leicester, England. She is the author of Don’t Lose Track (Zero Books) , The Warmest Low (Publik / Private Small Press) and the upcoming book She Raised Her Voice!: 50 Black Women Singers Who Sang Their Way Into Music History (Running Press Kids / Hachette Book Group).

Ray Barker is an archivist at the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, where he conducts oral histories, hosts public programs, and oversees the processing of the Punk Archive. Additionally, he is an adjunct instructor at the University Maryland. His work has appeared in The Ploughshares Blog, Gulf Coast, The DC Line, and elsewhere.

Corey Thuro is a musician, writer, and artist based in Frederick, Md.