The Institute of Musical Traditions presents a CD release concert with Roy Book Binder with the M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, 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. 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
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: In The Vane Of…Bruce Springsteen: Annapolis Artists Playing Tributes & Springsteen Inspired Originals; Wednesday: Ana Popovic; Thursday: Mason Jennings and Band w/ Frankie Lee. 410-268-4545
There’s Harmony Singing on Tuesday at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. Jon Camp, Rootless, and Pergola on Wednesday. (410) 637-3728
The Hot Club of Baltimore is playing at Dinner Under The Stars on West Street in Annapolis at 6pm on Wednesday.
Billy Strings and Whiskey Shivers are at The 8×10 on Tuesday. Man About a Horse, Grand Ole Ditch, and 5J Barrow are on Thursday. 410-625-2000
The American Folklife Center presents Archive Challenge Sampler Concert with Phil Wiggins, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Dom Flemons, Cissa Paz, and Seth Kibel at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Wednesday at noon. Each of the artists will perform a couple of songs from the AFC archive.
Brad Kolodner & Alex Lacquement aka “Big Al & Dadley” are at the Rooster & Hen General Store in Catonsville on Wednesday. 443-341-6166
Billy Strings is at the Black Cat in Washington on Wednesday. 202.667.4490
Randy Newman is at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis on Thursday. 410-280-5640
Valerie June will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Thursday. 703-549-7500
Red Sammy w/ Truth Tables play at 13.5% Wine Bar in Hampden on Friday.
The Swedish instrumental trio Väsen featuring viola, guitar, and nyckelharpa is at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, DC on Sunday at 6:00.