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. The Second Saturday Square and Contra Dance is at St. Marks on the Hill. 888.646.BFMS
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: 2 shows by Gin Blossoms w/Lindsey Cohen; Tuesday: Donavon Frankenreiter w/Jesse Ruben; Wednesday: Loudon Wainwright III w/Jessy Tomsko; Thursday: Sarah Borges & Amy Black: A Muscle Shoals Revue; Friday: Dan Navarro and Ellis Paul; Sunday afternoon: The Steeldrivers. 410-268-4545
Tuesday, Beres Hammond w/Papa Wabe appear at Ram’s Head Live downtown. Wednesday it’s Rebirth Brass Band. 410-244-1131
Dan Navarro is at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Wednesday. 703/255-1566
The next free WTMD First Thursdays concert is this week in Canton Waterfront Park. The lineup includes Heartless Bastards, Saint Motel, and Jesse Malin. Music starts at 6:30pm.
The Railsplitters play Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax, VA on Thursday at 5:30pm.
Claire Lynch Band is at The Creative Alliance on Friday. 410-276-1651
Also Friday, Rachael Sage opens for Judy Collins at the historic Avalon Theatre in Easton MD. 410-822-7299
Saturday is Folk Music Night at Perry Hall United Methodist Church on Belair Road from 7:00-10:00 pm. There’s an open mic, and featured guest DeJohn. 410-529-7176
Next Sunday is World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase featuring Jessica Yellowitz, Lark Rize and Jim Jones at El Golfo Restaurant in Silver Spring. 301-608-2121
The Mount Airy Slow Jam of old-time and Celtic music is every second Sunday of the month 6-8pm at Mount Airy Town Hall.
Next Sunday at 4pm, Jon Patton of Midway Fair is part of the Songwriters’ Songfest at the Frederick Coffee Company in Frederick.