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.BFMSAt the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Max Weinberg’s Jukebox; Wednesday: John Sebastian; Thursday: Junior Brown; Sunday: Cowboy Mouth. 410-268-4545
On Tuesday there’s Harmony Singing at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. (410) 637-3728
The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179
Another Tuesday show is Alejandro Escovedo at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000
At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA: Tuesday: Dan Tyminski; Friday: Junior Brown; Saturday: Rufus Wainwright with Lucy Wainwright Roche. 703-549-7500
Panorama Jazz Band from New Orleans are at the Creative Alliance on Wednesday. Blues guitarist Tinsley Ellis is Thursday. 410-276-1651
WTMD Film Series kicks off with “Bang: The Bert Berns Story” on Thursday in WTMD’s performance space in Towson. Songwriter and producer Bert Berns wrote and produced some of the biggest hits in modern music, like “Take Another Little Piece of My Heart,” “Twist and Shout” and “Hang on Sloopy,” but has been almost completely forgotten. The free WTMD Film Series is a collaboration with Towson University’s Electronic Media and Film Department. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 8.
Thursday is bluegrass night at The 8×10 with Chris Luquette and the Old AF Trio, Twisted Pine, and Jordan August album release. Saturday it’s Brokedown Hustlers, Dirty Grass Players, Kendall Street Company, and Madison & The Charm City Groove. 410-625-2000
Honkytonk mavericks Western Centuries are at Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC on Thursday.
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 Todd Walker. 410-529-7176
There is a new concert series, “Songwriter Sundays,” starting this Sunday at MilkBoy ArtHouse in College Park MD. Artists for the first show are Kipyn Martin, Nicole Belanus and Annette Wasilik. (240) 623-1423