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. 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. 888.646.BFMS
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Jon Carroll, Daryl Davis & Josh Christina celebrating the music of Chuck Berry at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Monday. 301-754-3611
Vocalist Sanam Marvi from Pakistan will be at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, DC on Tuesday at 6:00.
Roots reggae with Culture featuring Kenyatta Hill and Scotty P of Jah Works at the Creative Alliance on Tuesday. Sarah Jarosz on Thursday is sold out. Sunday it’s Dr. Lonnie Smith on the Hammond B-3. 410-276-1651
At the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road: Tuesday: Harmony singing; Friday: Kaitlyn Raitz & Ben Plotnick; Saturday: Madeline Huss. (410) 637-3728
Kinky Friedman is at The Hamilton in Washington DC on Tuesday. The Hackensaw Boys with The Tillers are there on Friday. 202-787-1000
The American Folklife Center presents North Carolina singer and storyteller Sheila Kay Adams at the Whittall Pavilion of the Library of Congress on Wednesday at noon.
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents fiddlers Maja & David from Denmark and Québec at the John Kendall Recital Hall at Potter Violins in Takoma Park, MD on Wednesday. 301-754-3611
There’s an old-time jam at Rocklands Winery in Poolesville on Wednesday.
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Wednesday: The Hackensaw Boys w/ The Tillers; Thursday: Average White Band; Friday & Saturday: Richard Thompson acoustic; Saturday afternoon: Brandy Clark & Charlie Worsham. 410-268-4545
Thursday is bluegrass night at The 8×10 with Dirty Grass Players, The Woodshedders, and Thistle Rue. Friday it’s reggae with John Brown’s Body and 9 Mile Roots. 410-625-2000
Mile Twelve brings bluegrass and Americana to The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy on Thursday. 410.752.4515
On Friday, Uptown Concerts at The Cellar Stage Baltimore features Bill Staines with Lara Herscovitch opening. The Cellar Stage is located in Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton on Harford Road. 410-521-9099
West Virginia old-time music by The High Ridge Ramblers is at Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church on Friday. 410-857-2771
In another Friday show, Lulu’s Fate will appear at the 333 Coffeehouse in the Annapolis Friends Meeting House. (443) 333-9613
WTMD’s 3rd annual Brews & Bands is Saturday from noon to 4pm at WTMD studios in Towson. 15 breweries will bring 30 styles for unlimited tastings and there will be Gypsy jazz by Ultrafaux and the Hot Club of Baltimore and new wave & post punk with a certain operatic surfy twang by PLRLS. Tickets at Missiontix.com. The music will be broadcast live on 89.7 FM and wtmd.org but you need to be present to sample the beer!
Next Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents Karen Collins and Doug Stevenson with host Geoffrey Himes at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638