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 BFMS Open Sing is Thursday at Guitars of Pikesville. http://www.guitarsofpikesville.com/ 888.646.BFMS
The American Folklife Center presents “CORRIDOS: The Story of a Mexican Ballad Tradition about Outlaws and Heroes,” a lecture by ethnomusicologist Juan Dies of Sones de México Ensemble at the Whittall Pavilion of the Library of Congress on Monday at 1pm, followed by a songwriting workshop in Spanish. Sones de México Ensemble will perform on Tuesday at noon at the Coolidge Auditorium.
Terakaft from Mali with Cheick Hamala’s Griot Street will be at Bossa Bistro in Washington on Monday. 202-650-9351
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
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Tuesday: Ana Popovic; Thursday: Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles; Friday: Young Dubliners w/ Danny Burns; Saturday: Capitol Steps. 410-268-4545
Jeffrey Gaines and Freedy Johnston are at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Tuesday. 703/255-1566
Uptown Concerts presents Letitia VanSant & the Bonafides at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. They have announced that they are disbanding so this will be their final show. 410-795-1041
Thursday, the Charlie Daniels Band appears at Ram’s Head Live downtown. 410-244-1131
Also Thursday, it’s bluegrass at The 8×10 on Thursday featuring Grand Ole’ Ditch, Brokedown Hustlers, and Burt the Dirt. Cris Jacobs Band and John Ginty Band are at the 8×10 on Saturday. 410-625-2000
Classical guitarist Claude Bourbon will be at Grace Episcopal Church in New Market, MD on Thursday. 301-882-7172
On Friday, Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project comes to the Creative Alliance. On Saturday, it’s No BS! Brass Band with J Pope & Funk Friday.410-276-1651
In another Friday show, Hot Soup! will appear at the 333 Coffeehouse in the Annapolis Friends Meeting House. (443) 333-9613
The 10th annual Appalachian Festival is Saturday at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, MD.
Also Saturday, BettySoo and Rebecca Loebe will be at Iota Club & Cafe in Arlington, VA. (703) 522-8340
Composer and world music percussionist Tom Teasley with Quin Tango! are at Reston Community Center in Reston VA on Sunday at 3pm. 703.476.4500