Rachael Yamagata knows the D.C. area well. The singer-songwriter grew up in Gaithersburg, went to school in Bethesda and recorded her most recent album, appropriately titled "Chesapeake," in Easton, Md.
So Yamagata, 35, doesn't need a tour guide when she's in town.
"It's a nice excuse to see everybody," Yamagata said. "It will also definitely feel familiar and like a homecoming."