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
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: The Jerry Douglas Band w/ Danny Burns; Tuesday: Toad the Wet Sprocket (2 shows); Wednesday: The Machine performs Pink Floyd acoustic; Friday: Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers w/ Jocelyn & Chris Arndt; Saturday: Los Lonely Boys; Sunday: Peter Rivera: original lead singer & drummer of Rare Earth. 410-268-4545
Tuesday, Amy Black’s Memphis Music Revue will be at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC. 202-333-7700
The Ampersand String Band is at the Rooster & Hen General Store in Catonsville on Wednesday. 443-341-6166
On Wednesday, The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Song & Dance of Irish America MAD Week Concert at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda featuring a reunion of Celtic Thunder, Brian Conway, Tony DeMarco, and more. 301-754-3611
It’s bluegrass night at The 8×10 on Thursday with Trailer Grass Orchestra, Twisted Pine and Edgar Allen & the Poe Boys. 410-625-2000
The New Pornographers and Natalie Prass appear at Ram’s Head Live downtown on Thursday. 410-244-1131
The American Folklife Center presents a book talk and signing with Billy Bragg and his new book, Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World, in the Mumford Room on the 6th floor of the James Madison Building of the Library of Congress on Friday at 7PM.
Emmylou Harris is at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis on Friday. 410-280-5640
In another Friday show, Broadside Electric will appear at the 333 Coffeehouse in the Annapolis Friends Meeting House. (443) 333-9613
The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents Tyler Hughes & Sam Gleaves on Friday at the Lyceum in Alexandria VA. They will also be at a house concert in Takoma Park on Saturday. Info for both shows at fsgw.org
Betsayda Machado and La Parranda El Clavo from Venezuela play at the African American Museum in Philadelphia on Friday.
Nick & Luke CD release show is at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Saturday featuring Luke Chohany & Nick Horner with Captain Krunch and the Taste Bridge. (410) 637-3728
Next Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents Billy Kemp and Sean K. Preston with host Geoffrey Himes at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638
The Atlanta Rhythm Section and Pure Prairie League will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Sunday. 703-549-7500