The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at St. Mark’s on the Hill on Reisterstown Road and American Contra and Square Dancing every Wednesday at the Lovely Lane Church on St. Paul Street. Saturday at 3pm it’s a “Gentle” English Country Dance selected to be gentle on the knees, hips, feet, and backs of the dancers at St. Mark’s on the Hill. 888.646.BFMS
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
Nashville duo Escondido opens for The Lone Bellow on Tuesday at the 9:30 Club in DC. 202-393-0930
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Tuesday: Jesse Cook; Wednesday & Thursday: Gaelic Storm; Friday: Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes; Next Sunday: Buckwheat Zydeco. 410-268-4545
Uptown Concerts presents The 9 Songwriter Series at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday featuring Justin Trawick, Victoria Vox, Ruut, Karla Chisholm, Skribe, Angie Miller, Christen B., Michael Kelly, and Tony Denikos. 410-795-1041
Robin Bullock will be at Grace Episcopal Church in New Market, MD on Thursday. 301-882-7172
The next Live Lunch in WTMD’s performance space in Towson is Nada Surf on Friday. Come see the band live at noon or tune in to 89.7 WTMD.
The Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival Battle of the Bands – Final Four is at The 8×10 on Friday with Jakobs Ferry Stranglers, Ampersand String Band, Foggy Hollow Bluegrass Band, and Mama Corn. Saturday it’s Mammojam 2016 with Brooks Long, Ursula Ricks Project, and Roses n Rust. 410-625-2000
Zikrayat presents Egyptian music and dance from the golden age of Egyptian cinema 1940s-1960s at the Creative Alliance on Friday. On Saturday, Boister provides music to celebrate the 100th anniversary of DW Griffith’s silent film Intolerance. 83-year-old Mississippi blues elder Leo “Bud” Welch plays on Sunday with Baltimore’s Quinton Randall & The Cleanse .410-276-1651
“Blind Boy” Paxton is at Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church on Friday. 410-857-2771
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents David Olney at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Friday. 301-754-3611
Also Friday, the Pam Ortiz Band will be at Robert Ortiz Studios in Chestertown, MD 410-810-1400
The next show in the North by Northeast American Roots Music Series is Saturday at The Church of the Messiah in Hamilton featuring The Stone Hill All Stars & Friends.
On Saturday, International Guitar Night features Brian Gore with Lulo Reinhardt, Andre Krengel, and Mike Dawes at Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills. 410.356.7469
Charm City Junction plays at Frying Pan Park Visitor Center in Herndon, VA on Saturday.
Lonesome River Band is at Carroll Arts Center in Westminster on Saturday. 410-857-2771
Next Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents Karen Collins and Mark Brine with singing host Geoffrey Himes at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638
Also Sunday, flamenco guitarist Vicente Amigo is at Lincoln Theatre in Washington. 202-888-0050