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
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Robby Krieger of the Doors; Friday: Paula Cole; Sunday: Leftover Salmon. 410-268-4545
The first free WTMD First Thursday concert of the season is this week in Canton Waterfront Park. The lineup is Ra Ra Riot, Hey Marseilles, and Moreland & Arbuckle. Music starts at 6:30pm.
Joshua Davis of “The Voice” with Jordan August will be at The 8×10 on Thursday. Friday it’s Big Something and Hot Buttered Rum. 410-625-2000
Lutenist Ronn McFarlane will be at Grace Episcopal Church in New Market, MD on Thursday. 301-882-7172
The American Folklife Center presents Hindustani music from Virginia by Soumya Chakraverty (sarod) and Devapriya Nayak (tabla) at the Whittall Pavilion of the Library of Congress on Friday at noon. (free)
On Friday Bumper Jacksons will be at Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel. 410-792-0664
The next show in the North by Northeast American Roots Music Series is Saturday at The Church of the Messiah in Hamilton featuring a reunion of Baltimore’s The Polkats.
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 Annette Wasilik. 410-529-7176
Also Saturday there is a fundraiser for the documentary film “Feast Your Ears: The Story of WHFS” at b>Montgomery College in Rockville featuring Jonathan Edwards and Danny O’Keefe.
Saturday, Hot Buttered Rum will be at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC. 202-333-7700
Maggie Sansone will be at the Sheep and Wool Festival at Howard County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday.
Four Shillings Short are at the Greenbelt Greenman Festival at the Roosevelt Center in Greenbelt, MD on Saturday and Sunday.
Dan Tyminski & Ronnie Bowman with Danny Paisley & Southern Grass are at Westminster Hall on Fayette Street on Sunday at 4:30pm. Missiontix.com for info.