The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Richie Stearns & Rosie Newton at the John Kendall Recital Hall at Potter Violins in Takoma Park, MD on Monday. 301-754-3611
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. 888.646.BFMS
“The Thoughts Behind the Songs” featuring Ellis Woodward, John M. Seay, Sahffi Lynne and Ray Jozwiak telling stories about their songs is Tuesday at The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy. 410.752.4515
There’s a song swap on Tuesday at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. Sunday: Paris Kern. (410) 637-3728
Naughty Professor and Swampcandy are at The 8×10 on Tuesday. Friday is the James Brown Dance Party with the Chase Brothers with lots of guests. 410-625-2000
James McMurtry and Tift Merritt will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Tuesday. 703-549-7500
Caleb Stine is at the Rooster & Hen General Store in Catonsville on Wednesday. 443-341-6166
Rusted Root is at the Fillmore in Silver Spring on Wednesday.
Wednesday Noam Pikelny will be at the Barns of Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA. 1 (877) WOLFTRAP
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Thursday: James McCartney w/Jesse Ruben; Friday: Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket w/ Amber Rubarth; Saturday: Crystal Bowsersox and Jack Ingram; Sunday: Rusted Root w/ Nicholas David. 410-268-4545
The East Coast Reggae Fest is Friday at Baltimore Soundstage with Jah Works, Signal Fire, and Sensamotion. (410) 244-0057
Jennifer Cutting’s Ocean Orchestra have a CD release concert w/special guests The Kennedys at AMP by Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD on Friday. 301.581.5100
Also Friday, Michael Kelly has a CD release party at 49 West in Annapolis with a quartet featuring Danny Knicely, Brad Kolodner, and Mark Schatz. 410/626-9796
Saturday is also the Light City Square Dance at Peabody Heights Brewery in Waverly with music by Iron Leg Boys.
Phil Wiggins & Eleanor Ellis bring acoustic blues to Carroll Arts Center in Westminster on Saturday. 410-857-2771
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents guitarist Pierre Bensusan at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Sunday. 301-754-3611