The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at St. Marks on the Hill on Reisterstown Road and American Contra and Square Dancing every Wednesday at the Lovely Lane Church on St. Paul Street. Also, the BFMS sponsors Fourth at Four Storyfolk storytelling group next Sunday at 4pm at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church. Information about Fourth at Four: 410-321-8419. BFMS information: 888.646.BFMS
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: The Weepies w/Greg Tannen; Tuesday: Jeremy Loops w/Koa; Wednesday: Lee Roy Parnell w. Special Guest Scotty Bratcher w/ Sam Lewis; Thursday: Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy; Thursday: Bob Schneider w/ Jocelyn Faro; Saturday: two shows Dar Williams w/Jill Sobule. 410-268-4545
On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken and Brad Kolodner at Liam Flynn’s Ale House in the Station North Arts District. 443-956-1702
On Tuesday, Focus Music presents Guy Davis and Reggie Harris at Ted’s 355 Diner in Rockville. (301) 275-7459
Azalea City Recordings Sampler 5 CD release concert is Thursday featuring Ruthie and The Wranglers, Blue Moon Cowgirls, Jesse Palidofsky, Bill Starks, Dovetail Ensemble, Seth Kibel, Carey Creed, Joe Uehlein and guests at Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium.
The Quebe Sisters from Texas bring Western swing to The Creative Alliance on Thursday. Friday is Lea Gilmore’s Big Fat Blues Cabaret. Also Friday in the Marquee Lounge is a Noches Acústicas show by De Sivar y la Mitad del Mundo. Hear the sound of the Dominican Republic on Saturday at The BIG Show Dance Party with Bachata PLUS. 410-276-1651
Friday at The 8×10 is a Camp Barefoot pre-party with Cara Kelly & the Tell Tale, The Shawn Owen Band, and Sol Frequency. 410-625-2000
Also Friday, The Damnwells will be at the Howard Theatre in Washington. (202) 803-2899
June Star, The Modern Ruins, ellen cherry and Midway Fair are at The Windup Space on North Avenue on Saturday. 410-244-8855
Saturday, The War and Treaty with Choo Choo Hu come to the Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park. 410-636-6597
Guitars of Pikesville hosts Jam With Rick on Sunday.
Common Ground on the Hill‘s Traditions Week I of concerts and workshops starts on Sunday at McDaniel College in Westminster and features instructors Ramzi Aburedwan from Palestine, Russ Barenburg, Bryan Bowers, Robin Bullock, Guy Davis, the duo FUNI from Iceland, Ken & Brad Kolodner, Claire Lynch, Bruce Molsky, Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore, Tony Trischka and many more. (Note: Some instructors will be in Week II.) 410-857-2771