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 the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179
Also Tuesday there’s a Song Swap at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. (410) 637-3728
An acoustic evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt is at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis on Tuesday. 410-280-5640
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Tuesday: Marc Broussard w/ Jamie McLean Band, Grant Stinnett; Thursday: Garland Jeffreys; Saturday: 2 shows by the Smithereens. 410-268-4545
From Australia, Black Arm Band’s collective of musicians perform indigenous music in 11 different Aboriginal languages at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park on Wednesday. 301-405-2787
Spend an evening with Fractal Cat as they release their new CD at WTMD’s performance space on Thursday.
Uptown Concerts presents Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
The next Live Lunch in WTMD’s performance space in Towson is New Orleans funk by Papa John Gros Band on Friday. Come see the band live at noon or tune in to 89.7 WTMD.
On Friday it’s David Wax Museum acoustic at the Creative Alliance. 410-276-1651
Also Friday, The Infamous Stringdusters are at the 9:30 Club in DC Friday night. 202-393-0930
Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet is at The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy on Saturday. 410.752.4515
The Old Part of Town with special guest Karen Goldberg will be at Teavolve Cafe on Saturday. 410-522-1907
Next Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents Zane Campbell with host Geoffrey Himes at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638
Another Sunday show pairs The Marcus King Band with the Eric Krasno Band at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000