Guitarist Michael Joseph Harris leads the Gypsy Jazz Jam every Monday with members of Hot Club of Baltimore and Ultrafaux at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken and Brad Kolodner at the Five & Dime Ale House. 443-835-2179
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. There is also a Family Dance on Saturday at 5pm at St. Mark’s on the Hill followed by the Second Saturday Square and Contra Dance at 8pm. 888.646.BFMS
Pam & Bob Ortiz are at The Mainstay in Rock Hall on Monday. (410) 639-9133
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Monday: Dale Watson and Ray Benson present “Dale & Ray”; Wednesday: solo/acoustic performance by Citizen Cope (2 shows); Saturday afternoon: Riders in the Sky; Saturday evening: Over the Rhine; Sunday: The Hard Travelers farewell concert. 410-268-4545
The Hooten Hallers is at Hill Country in Washington DC on Tuesday. 202-556-2050
Dan Navarro with David Glaser presented by Uptown Concerts at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday is sold out. 410-795-1041
The 2017 Baltimore Irish Trad Fest starts Friday night with a session at Ryan’s Daughter on Belvedere Avenue, continues Saturday and Sunday with workshops at St. Michael the Archangel School, Zissimos, and Ideal Arts Space. A Masters Concert is Saturday night at the Creative Alliance 410-276-1651 and there’s a closing session Sunday night at Ryan’s Daughter. Artists include Billy McComiskey, James Kelly, Rose Flanagan, Kevin Crawford, Donna Long, Dáithí Sproule, and more.
The Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road has their First Friday show with Positronic Cats, Birdhouse, and The Tool Shed. (410) 637-3728
Also Friday, Cris Jacobs with Ryan Montbleau are at Baltimore Soundstage. (410) 244-0057
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Dry Branch Fire Squad at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Friday. 301-754-3611
Another Friday show features Red Sammy, Georgie Jessup & the Philosopher Dogs, plus more at 1919 on Fleet Street in Fells Point.
Lydia Sylvia Martin will be at Asparagus Media Studios in Takoma Park, MD on Friday. 301-270-1770
Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music presents fiddlers Tricia Spencer & Howard Rains at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall in Newark, DE on Friday. (302) 321-6466
Yet another Friday show is Mipso at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000
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 Rupert Wates. 410-529-7176
The next show in the North by Northeast American Roots Music Series is Saturday at The Church of the Messiah in Hamilton featuring Mambo Combo and the Patapsco Delta Boys.
Uptown Concerts Columbia features Canadian singer/songwriter James Keelaghan with Ian Foster opening at Temple Isaiah in Fulton MD on Saturday. 410-521-9099
Sunday, Georgie Jessup & The Philosopher Dogs will be at New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt MD. (301) 474-5642